Planning out our indoor grow lights with LightRail light movers is easy enough. We simply need to think of our grow light systems in terms of 2-meter rails (6’6”). That’s the case of LightRail 3.5 Kits or LightRail 4.0 Kits, and even LightRail 4.20 Kits which has two of those light mover rails, so (13’). Then, we duplicate to fill our grow equipment space, end to end and row after row. With this simple indoor grow light change, we will use about 30% fewer indoor grow lights. And, that’s dependent on a variety of variables. That’s when we move each grow lamp on a LightRail light mover. We’ll also notice much better results including significantly higher yields.
With these indoor grow systems, we can move up to three indoor grow lights in total, all off of one motor
LightRail 3.5 and LightRail 4.0 grow light systems can move up to three grow lamps per motor. That’s with the addition of the Add A Lamp grow light system. And, the LightRail 4.20 indoor grow kit has one Add A Lamp grow light system already included. But, you can use a third Add A Lamp indoor grow kit to move a third indoor grow light. The Add A Lamp indoor grow kit works with and includes a push/pull rod (3/8th coarse all-thread; 6’ lengths) and an Auxiliary Trolley. With these indoor grow systems, we can move up to three indoor grow lights in total, all off of one motor. This light rail system is very effective. The following diagram shows how this grow light system works. It is using two Add A Lamp Kits off of the main light rail system:
We would simply repeat, end to end, row after row
With the above configuration of grow equipment with three indoor grow lights moved, we would have about 6-meters or 18’ of usable light mover rail. Then we can duplicate another 6’,12’ or 18’ more if we have a long area to fill. We would simply repeat, end to end. We can also duplicate another row over, and we can use as many rows to move our grow lamps as we need to. There is flexibility and scalability with this indoor growing system. It’s very customizable to any space. And that’s whether that indoor grow setup consists of a grow tent, greenhouse lighting, vertical grow setups or for any indoor grow system. The Add A Lamp grow light system works in the following way:
We can simply achieve the same results using light mover rail halves with 3’ gaps
Half light mover rail plan: Any of the above can be configured with a half-light mover rail. And, that indoor grow setup would be a 3’3” light mover rail half then about a 3’ gap. Then there would be another 3’3” light mover rail half then another 3’ gap. Lastly, there would be another 3’3” light mover rail half. The gap plants would get plenty of indoor grow light from both sides. Many people do it this way as their DIY light mover plan. That’s because this gives us a little more flexibility in our indoor grow system space planning. We can simply achieve the same results using light mover rail halves with 3’ gaps. That’s compared to full-length light mover rails. Again, it gives us a little more flexibility in our indoor grow setup.
LightRail 5.0 is another option to move our grow lamps
LightRail 5.0 is another option to move our grow lamps. And, this light rail system has crossbars to move two larger grow lamps per crossbar or three smaller grow lamp kits per crossbar. The crossbar span would be adjustable at 81”, 87” or 93”. So, there is some room for customizing as we plan our indoor grow system.
LightRail 5.0 is different including the light mover rail length being a little bit longer and slightly wider
Everything about LightRail 5.0 is different including the light mover rail length being a little bit longer and slightly wider. And, the crossbar configuration is also unique. Note: If the indoor growing system has vented hoods with ductwork as part of the indoor grow setup, it’s best not to use LightRail 5.0. That’s because perfect balance is key and ductwork tugs unevenly causing imbalance for the grow light mover crossbars. Ductwork is fine, however, with the LightRail 3.5 light rail system and the LightRail 4.0 light rail system. It’s also fine with the LightRail 4.20 light rail system. Most people gap the light mover rail halves of their LightRail 5.0 by about 2’. We can see how this works in the following grow equipment schematic:
LightRail will move any light, any weight, no matter the setting
Planning our indoor grow system with any of the LightRail grow light systems is easy to do. The key is in duplicating, end to end and row after row. LightRail light movers are scalable and customizable. So, they are very simple to make work for any grow equipment. That’s the case for any grow lamps in those indoor grow systems, no matter the weight or size. This is also true for any indoor grow spaces such as grow tents, greenhouse lighting, vertical grow setups – just any indoor grow light setup is conducive. Grow light systems can be easily planned with LightRail light movers.
(previous page photo courtesy of Botany Unlimited