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RonSwanson69

Scopex 250 Luxmeter testing

Hey everyone,

 

I recently got the Scopex 250 LED from the site sponsors @Ledgrowlights-Adam and wanted to run some numbers on them to try and figure out the best height to hang them as the grow goes on.

 

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert or even a novice here - follow this info at your own risk! This is just a rough guide on what kind of output to expect at different distances/settings for the scopex 250.

 

I used the BTMETER BT-881D - I bought it pretty cheap online.

The test was conducted in a 0.6x1.2.1.8 tent with perforated mylar walls/floor. The silver stuff lol

 

I know people talk about lumens, but to be honest it all gets a bit too complicated for me at that point, and I imagine many others feel the same. This is just a rough guide on what kind of output to expect at different distances/settings for the scopex 250 in the above settings. Hopefully justing using lux instead of converting to PPFD will be enough for my needs.

 

I found the below info in a video that wasn't being downvoted to hell - I'm going to use them as a guide for my current project and see how it goes...

 

"CANNABIS MINIMUM LUX REQUIREMENTS

 

Veg phase: 8000 - 13000 Lux

Flower: 10,000 - 30,000 Lux

Comfortable/Productive Throughout: 22,000 - 28,000 Lux"

 

Here's the figures for my space/settings.

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I've currently got my day 7 plants at 30" distance on the 100W setting, and they're doing fine so far. Let me know your thoughts.

 

Ron

 

 

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Lux isn't applicable with LED's mate.

 

https://ledgrowlights.co.uk/collections/scopex-led-grow-lights/products/scopex-250

 

on here is a PAR map with all the information you need for hanging heights in flower

 

in veg you simply need to hang the light 24" minimum and run 50% power

 

seedlings run the light on minimum and hang the light higher, reducing the distance according to their stretch.

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Hey @Exhale I understand it's not ideal, but you do get a reading on a luxmeter under an LED so couldn't the above be used as a rule of thumb?

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Not accurately.

 

There's not much point, the plants will show you better.

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But all this is doing is missing out the final sum that Migro does in his Lux - Lumen hack. If the figures are accurate enough to be used for those sums as a guide, surely making a a guide simply based on the lux figures would be just as effective in theory?

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Hey @RonSwanson69 are you comparing your results against the 1 supplied with the light?

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for what your doing yes it gives you a reference, it's rough estimate as the lux meter can't measure certain spectrums of the led so figures will be lower than measured via par meter.

Toke...

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2 minutes ago, Abbo52 said:

Hey @RonSwanson69 are you comparing your results against the 1 supplied with the light?

Hey man, not yet - is it the same one that's on the website? As that one only covered the 250W setting at 2 heights

 

 

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Maybe ask if they will rent you an apogee meter maybe irc they did that in the past. 

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Hey @RonSwanson69  - just thought it would be interesting to see what results you were getting at the same settings as the chart and comparing them and yeah same chart on website 

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We do rent par meters to previous customers only.

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