LightRail 5 industrial Light Moving grow system

LightRail® 5.0 Side by Side

The LightRail 5.0 grow light moving system can move multiple crossbars with each crossbar allowing indoor grow lights to travel side by side, and this indoor growers kit has a 0 to 60-second adjustable time delay for pausing the grow lamp at the end of each run. The time delay helps promote even indoor plant growth from end to end and allows for equal grow light-time for the entire run.

From its “triple duty” extruded aluminum track, “wide and stable” carriage with “steel -on-steel” carrier bearings to the high torque 4rpm instrument grade drive motor with ball bearing output shaft and “sure grip” dual drive design, LightRail 5.0 is more than capable of moving 2 larger grow lamps or 3 smaller indoor grow lights side by side or fore and aft per crossbar. And, each crossbar is rated to 100 lbs.

  • Easy Installation
  • Solidly Constructed
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Eco Friendly Efficiency Product
  • Scalable and Customizable
  • Made in the USA
  • Runs on Only 5.5 Watts
  • Instrument Grade Drive Motor
  • Flammability Ratings (UL 5 VB)
  • Electrical Certifications (C CSA US or CE)

The LightRail 5.0 Kit comes with a LightRail 5.0 Drive Motor, one crossbar, instructions, mounting hardware and a 2 section 8’ Rail, so it’s long enough and ready for an extra Add-A-Bar Kit to purchase as a second crossbar. LightRail 5.0 will move any indoor grow light/ any hood, multiple sizes and weights up to 100 lbs per crossbar, and is a scalable DIY light mover grow equipment system that can move up to 9 lights (or 6 lights to accommodate larger reflectors) with a single Motor. LightRail 5.0 has a 0-60 second time delay for the ends of each run, and the travel length can be set anywhere along the Rail by placing the Switch Stop stoppers where you like.

LightRail is made for any indoor grow setup including indoor grow lighting systems, supplemental greenhouse lighting, a four-season indoor greenhouse with light, tent grows and commercial grower environments. LightRail, the scalable DIY light mover for any space, should be considered an important part of your indoor grow kits, and an integral part of any indoor grow lights. Grow equipment, especially indoor plant light, should always be maximized and LightRail is the most effective way to get the most out of your indoor grow lights and grow equipment.

Note: For heavier grow lights that might exceed 100 lbs per crossbar, consider the very capable LightRail 4.20 Kit, where each indoor grow light has its own support point with Extreme Duty Trolley Wheels pre-installed.

Electrical Note:  LightRail 5.0 runs on 120 Volt so works in the US and Canada, but is not compatible to European 220 Volt electrical. In that case, LightRail 4.0 is the light mover of choice in that it has an adaptable transformer power cord and runs on 12 VDC so works in both the US and in Europe. A proper country-specific plug end would be needed, and we have EU and UK plug ends available upon request.

Note: With LightRail 5.0, perfect balance is key and vent tubing can play havoc with that. We recommend that if you do have vented hoods, you use LightRail 3.5 or 4.0.

Relevant information about indoor grow lights with light movers…

With indoor or greenhouse lighting, whether it be LED grow lights, LEC grow lights, high-pressure sodium (HPS) grow lights, metal halide (MH) grow lights, double ended grow lights, -any and all indoor gardening lighting, when stationary, only shines light on the parts of leaves that are directly beneath it, which can cause limited growth and even damage to the plant similar to sunburn.

LightRail 5.0

LightRail light movers solve this problem by moving the indoor grow lights over the tops of plants, so that the leaves get light at different angles, activating photosynthesis on parts of the plant that would not normally receive much light with a stationary indoor gardening system. With stationary indoor grow lights, light energy can also be lost because it cannot diversify itself in order to allow your plant to absorb it at the optimum levels.

LightRail grow equipment kits shine the correct intensity of light on the plant leaves for 40% of the photoperiod. This allows the plant to reach optimum Leaf Area Index, the most important factor in increasing indoor gardening yield. Also, by moving your indoor grow light, you can now safely get your lamp kits closer to your plants for a more efficient use of the wattage available.

LightRail is the single best way to maximize your indoor grow setup. Solidly made in the USA since 1986, LightRail 5.0, the scalable DIY light mover for any indoor grow space, is the light mover of choice with an instrument grade drive motor that runs on only 5.5 watts, digital control circuitry, heavy duty ball bearing carrier wheels and a self-clutch drive design with automatic traction control.

Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty

Manufactured by Gualala Robotics, LightRail has important electrical certifications (C CSA US and CE) and flammability ratings (UL 5 VB) and is RoHS compliant. LightRail 5.0 has a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty, runs at a safe 28-42 degrees C with a flame retardant electrical enclosure, as it should be, while imitator light movers run as hot as 107 C (170 F) and their electrical enclosures are likely made of flammable plastic. Without quality, there is no value and if it does not say Gualala Robotics, it is not a LightRail.


LightRail, the scalable DIY light mover for any grow space, should be considered an important part of your indoor grow kits, and an integral part of any indoor grow lights. Grow equipment, especially indoor plant light, should always be maximized and LightRail is the most effective way to get the most out of your indoor plant light and grow light kits.

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LightRail 5.0 Service and Repair

LightRail 5.0 Upgrades

Since its inception in 2006, the LightRail 5.0 Drive Motor has had a few important upgrades to extend the working life of the motor.

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