How to do a LightRail Grow Light Setup

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When we are thinking of the LightRail grow room design for our indoor grow room or greenhouse, we need to do this. We want to make just one simple change up. And, this grow equipment modification is really just looking at the big picture. For that big picture, this is what we need to do as we look at the overall design in the grow room or greenhouse. When thinking of how to do a LightRail grow light setup, we simply stretch our grow light coverage. And, that grow room design change is for more grow light coverage per indoor grow light. No, we don’t go too thin with our indoor grow light systems, but we do change it slightly. And, here is what this grow light system change looks like.

Angles of indoor plant light everywhere

Just as a hypothetical grow light detail, if each grow light has a 4×4 of grow light coverage stationary, we now see this. Each of those squares of indoor grow light canopy coverage turns into a 4×6 of grow light movement. So, we are getting substantially more area covered per indoor plant light. And, we are also doing this. We are no longer covering the canopy with the straight downward indoor plant light. So instead, we are now getting angles of indoor plant light everywhere. In the grow room setup, that everywhere indoor plant light includes all the mid and lower leaves. So, more leaves are now working for the good of each plant.   This is an example of Leaf Area Index and it’s the best way to supercharge our indoor grow system results.

Growth rates are faster and yield numbers increase significantly

With more leaves working because of the efficiency of the indoor plant lights all moving, we have major grow room setup benefits. Growth rates are faster and yield numbers increase significantly. And, it’s logical that they would. Plus, because of the indoor plant lights, now each moving on a light mover rail, we get rid of hot spots. Because of this grow equipment detail;  we can get our indoor grow lights closer for better-realized ppfd values. So, for how to do a LightRail grow light setup; we realize these benefits exclusively because our grow lights are now moving.

For the indoor grow room setup and specifically the grow room design, we are moving each grow light.  And, that’s just a few feet or so per indoor grow light. In other words, to cover a 4×6 area from a 4×4 starting point, we might move a grow light about three feet, stopper to stopper. That grow room design detail will likely fill up a six feet area because at each stop we see this. Half the indoor grow light will go beyond the stopper setting.

The greenhouse design gets a longer run

For how to do a LightRail grow light setup in a greenhouse, we do the greenhouse design of the indoor greenhouse differently. For this indoor grow system, we can get a longer run for each grow light. So, what might be a 4×6 foot area for the indoor grow room setup, we might get double that. This is specifically for the greenhouse design including the all season greenhouse. This indoor greenhouse design would depend on how much natural indoor plant light we are receiving. And, it would also depend on the indoor grow system detail of whether we are growing low light plants like lettuce. So, there are multiple variables for the all season greenhouse. And, those also include the angle of the winter sun and the number of hours of winter daylight.

Extend the day with a few grow light hours

For the greenhouse design setting with plenty of natural sun, a common use for grow light systems would be to extend the daylight hours by just a few. In other words, a longer grow day has amazing benefits to yield numbers and to the business side of things. And, for the greenhouse design with grow lights, there is one really smart indoor grow system option. This grow equipment option might also be just right for the grow room design of the indoor grow room setup. In other words, they might work perfectly for the greenhouse design or the grow room design.  These are LightRail Strut Channel Compatible Rails. This new grow equipment option comes with special hangers that allow these LightRail Rails to attach to just about any support structure. And, strut channel supports are obvious.

How to do a LightRail grow light setup is easy

How to do a LightRail grow light setup is easy to plan and easy to implement. That’s true for a  LightRail 3.5 Kit, a  LightRail 4.0 Kit or a  LightRail 4.20 Kit. If we think of grow light coverage turning into long rectangles of coverage, we simply plan out our indoor grow system. And, that means end to end and row after row. And, for the greenhouse design, we can get a longer run for each grow light. There are very easy ways to accomplish this. Either way, we move our indoor grow lights to get the most out of them. It’s the key to getting amazing results for both plant growth rates and yield numbers. Moving indoor grow lights make all the difference.