Setting up a light mover grow room is fairly simple. And, it will actually be easier than setting up a stationary grow light system. The basic reason for that in our grow room setup is we will be covering at least 30% more area. That’s for each indoor grow light. So, that grow equipment detail means fewer commercial grow lights are needed. And, because of that reduction for our grow light systems, we see this. We’ll need fewer electrical hookups and all that goes with that. This is significant for a number of reasons.
30% more area covered for each indoor grow light is significant
First, as we look at the blank slate of our indoor grow room and we plan out the grow room setup, we see instant savings. That savings of 30% more area covered by each commercial grow light means the following. We have significant savings in upfront grow equipment inventory costs with a light mover grow room. We will simply have less cash out for our grow light systems. And, we will also have the ongoing savings for our grow warehouse in replacement costs, operating costs and in electrical usage. And, that’s both in wattage and in A/C costs. So, this is worth pointing out early. Of course, that 30% number depends on many variables including the number of stationary lights being used as a benchmark.
LightRail light movers only use between 5 watts and 9 watt, similar to a nightlight
It’s simply a very important grow room design variable for planning. And, on that point of wattage reduction of 30% by using grow light movers, it’s worth noting this. LightRail light movers only use between 5 watts and 9 watts which is similar to a nightlight. So, that is negligible for electrical consumption. With a light mover grow room, we save and then we save again.
Fewer electrical outlets are an easier way to go
For grow room design for our indoor grow room, fewer electrical outlets are an easier way to go. And, that also gives us a little more grow equipment flexibility. That’s should we want to change things up in our light mover grow room at some point. That flexibility is in rail placement options. So, obviously, a smaller electrical draw is in our favor. And, fewer electrical outlets needed; it’s also in our favor. Also, for electrician costs, again we come out ahead with fewer electrical contractor hours needed.
LightRail light mover strut channel compatible rails are an option
As we plan out our light mover grow room, we should also consider our grow light system support structure. LightRail light movers provide a strut channel custom rail option for the light mover rail. These are not the standard light mover rails that come in a LightRail indoor growing kit. But, they are an option for our indoor grow systems.
So, whether we have existing Unistrut support structures in place or if we build a strut channel support structure, we’re covered. Also to note, many container grow rooms have Unistrut or strut channel in place. So, these compatible grow light mover rails make set up very easy. And, as we look at grow room design with these special light mover rails, the angle is adjustable. So, we can have our commercial grow lights in-line or at a 90-degree setting. Or, we can have a 45-degree setting or anything in between. It’s seriously clever and makes how to set up a light mover grow room that much easier.
Light mover grow room setup options
Of course, many commercial grow lights are supported without strut channel in place. And, many creative support structures have been fabricated. These grow equipment choices of the indoor grow room might be a vertical grow. And, that might include vertical growing systems with grow racks. It might be, as mentioned, container grow rooms, again with vertical growing systems. Or, it might be as simple as a basement grow room with the ceiling close enough to reach easily. And, this standard light mover setup is also easy. It involves simply drilling a light mover rail to a board through all the continuous mounting holes. And then, the next step would be to mount that board to the ceiling making contact with the studs/joists. Indoor grow tents or a greenhouse tent would have existing support structures. And in this case, Rail Hanger Brackets could be easily used.
Beyond 30% savings in upfront costs along with reduced electrical usage, we have this
Set up of a light mover grow room is easy enough and the savings are built in. That’s because we cover more area with our indoor grow systems. But, there is more to mention here. And, this point goes beyond even the 30% savings in upfront costs along with the electrical usage savings. We also have much better results. When we move our indoor grow lights, we get faster growth and significant yield increases. That’s partly because we can get our indoor grow lights closer without the hot spots. We can get our grow light system much closer. And, how this effects the plant interaction with our grow light system is we can get 3,000 PAR right to the canopy. This is an example of Inverse Square Law and grow light movers let us break all the rules for much faster growth, more nodes and significant yield increases.
Inverse Square Law, Leaf Area Index and 3,000 PAR
Another example of better indoor grow room results comes from something called Leaf Area Index. It’s basically an explanation of why imitating the sun works so well. The sun is not always at noon and our grow light systems should not be either. Each leaf area works best for the plant when it gets intense light intermittently.
So, how this works is intense indoor plant light overhead that then moves off for a short period of time, and then comes back again. When it’s back, it’s again an intense, high PAR indoor grow light. And, we get perfectly even grow light ppfd readings and that’s strong and up close. The leaves actually cannot absorb any light that doesn’t do that. In other words, there is a limit to what they can take and absorb effectively. So, Leaf Area Index is the scientific reason for this. And, grow light movers help get that powerful indoor plant light interaction to more of the leaves and at just the right percentage of time for each leaf area.
Hey, it’s only business
The business side of the grow room setup favors light mover usage. Grow room design that plans for grow light movers gives us the instant savings of 30% fewer indoor grow lights needed. And, we have the extra savings of 30% fewer ongoing upkeep costs in replacing grow lamp bulbs, etc. Plus, we have 30% savings in electrical usage and also savings in A/C costs. In addition, we have an easier grow room design with fewer electrical outlets needed for our grow room setup. It’s the same whether we are using LightRail 3.5 Kits, LightRail 4.0 Kits or LightRail 4.20 Kits. Each is a master at efficency.
Phase one or phase two, just do this
But, even more importantly, we now have faster growth and significant yield increases. LightRail light movers make perfect business sense as we plan out our commercial grow room setup. And, that addition of grow light movers can take place when it’s a blank canvas. Or, it can take place as phase two, when efficiency and better results are needed. So, even for the existing grow room setup that includes a stationary grow light system, we can easily convert that to one that moves. Grow light movers work perfectly whether they are part of the initial grow room design or whether they are phased in over time.