We can change the LightRail light mover rail length for our grow light system. And, we can make this grow equipment change in a number of ways. First, the LightRail light mover rail is two meters long or 6’6”. That’s the length for LightRail 3.5 IntelliDrive and for LightRail 4.0 AdjustaDrive. And, it’s double that length in the LightRail 4.20 grow light setup. Also, the rail comes in two slide together sections of one meter or 3’3”. So, those details apply to the Light Rail 3.5 indoor grow kit, and the Light Rail 4.0 indoor grow kit. And, it’s a double version of that indoor grow system in the Light Rail 4.20 grow light setup. So, those are the grow light system basics for the light mover rail. And, from this point, we can customize any grow lighting setups.
Also, the photo above shows the grow light system custom strut channel compatible rails that are available. And since they are custom, they can be made to a variety of lengths. So, they are not the standard LightRail light mover rail that comes stock. But, they are available for the strut channel application.
Recommended grow light distance of travel
The easiest way to change the length of the LightRail light mover rail is to simply adjust our Switch Stop stoppers on that rail. That grow equipment adjustment sets the length of the run. So, if we want the grow lamp to move three feet, we put those stoppers three feet apart. And, here is a grow light setup detail that’s important to know. That stopper setting correlates to the middle of the indoor grow light with half the grow lamp frame going beyond that setting.
Also, that is true for both ends of the grow light system run. So, a 3’ long indoor grow light that moves 3’ in distance will overhang 1 ½’ on both end of the run. Visualizing the indoor grow kit that way, we can see that a 3’ switch stop setting is likely doing this. It’s filling up about 6’ of area with indoor grow light. And of course, grow lighting will spread even farther in our indoor grow system. So, that will get that grow lighting even beyond those settings.