LightRail RoboStiks can be very cleverly used in the indoor grow setup. Some growers call them grow light stabilizing bars so I’ll use both descriptions. But, important to know, these grow light system superstars can be used for even more grow equipment purposes than grow light stabilization. Also important to know, the grow room design using RoboStiks can actually change the overall indoor grow room setup.
Gravity is self-leveling
First to consider, how are RoboStiks used for grow light stabilization? And, are they really needed for that specific grow equipment purpose? For larger grow lights and heavier grow lights including some of the best LED grow lights, we have this. There is an awkward aspect to some of those grow light systems. So, we might feel better about using a RoboStik or grow lamp stabilizing bar. But, chances are we don’t need this grow light system accessory just for stabilization. That’s because gravity is self-leveling. Still, each grow light is unique. We have seen some of the best LED grow lights run the 24 inch grow light stabilizer through holes on the ends of the grow light. It’s as if it were meant for that LED grow light purpose all along.
Even with the Gavita grow light, with its uneven weight and ballast included in the grow light fixture; we can use the RoboStik effectively. And, that’s as a grow lamp stabilizer. Then, we can use that grow light stabilizer bar as a fulcrum. So, the heavier grow light ballast side can wrap farther in and the lighter weighted grow light part can wrap farther out. But is the RoboStiks really needed on a LightRail light mover for the purpose of evening out weight? It’s probably not needed because we can also simply adjust our rope ratchet hangers up or down instead. And, gravity will self-level a Gavita grow light on a LightRail light mover easily enough.
Grow light weight should first pull down and then out
There are some of the wider grow lights that would benefit and that’s just looking at grow light stability. On their own, these spanned grow light systems might affect the grow light mover motor’s ability to track straight. This is because the weight of the grow light system needs to first pull straight down. In those instances, the RoboStik is a good solution in that we are keeping the grow light weight within the 24 inch span of the RoboStik. And then, the grow light weight can branch out to the wider light from that more contained starting point of directional downward weight.
A small grow tent can benefit this way
Our grow room design using RoboStiks can also change because we can now get the grow light closer to the LightRail light mover. So, instead of rope ratchets going from the ends of the grow light and angled to the hanging holes of the LightRail Motor, we have this. We can get the grow light right up to the RoboStik, or grow light stabilizer bar. We can get rid of multiple inches of wasted space between the grow light and the LightRail light mover. And, this grow room design using RoboStiks is especially beneficial in tight grow spaces. And, that indoor grow room setup might be a small grow tent including a 4×4 grow tent, or even a low ceiling basement grow room.
We gain critical extra grow room setup vertical space by using this grow light stabilizing bar. But, there is an even more impacting effect for the grow room design using RoboStiks. And, that is in grow light pattern changes in the indoor grow room. This is really the main point of using the RoboStik. Here is how that looks.
The grow room design using RoboStiks allows for a wider light pattern
The grow light stabilizing bar’s main purpose of design is to turn the indoor grow lights 90 degrees from the direction of travel. In other words, if the grow light shape is a rectangle, it does not have to travel in-line along the main grow light mover rail. When we turn it 90 degrees, it now travels sideways as it moves on the rail of the LightRail light mover. So, the grow room design using RoboStiks creates a wider light pattern for a more efficient indoor plant light coverage. That intended 90 degrees provides that both ends of the RoboStik arrive at each end of the run at the same time. So swaying is minimized along with any associated complications.
The grow light stabilizing bar, or the RoboStik, gives us three useful grow equipment advantages. We can get more grow lamp stabilization for the larger, heavier indoor grow lights, if needed. And, that includes the unevenly weights indoor grow lights. Inline with the Rail might cause undue stress from swaying at the stops. Plus, we have the advantages of gaining critical vertical space for hanging our grow lights closer to the grow light mover. That, of course, is especially important for indoor grow systems with limited vertical space as found in a small grow tent including a 4×4 grow tent.
And finally, the grow room design using RoboStiks changes our grow light system by changing the indoor plant light coverage. Each RoboStik allows us to turn our grow lights 90 degrees from the direction of travel. And, that adaptability allows for a wider indoor plant light coverage area for our indoor grow system. The RoboStik is a remarkably versatile accessory for the LightRail light mover. And, that’s with many growers putting them to good use in a variety of clever ways.