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Questions Using a higher power light in smaller than suggested tent

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Hi ya all.

So I got a new light, it is a lumatek atis 300w.

It is recommended for =1m X 1m tent and my tent is a 90cm x 90cm .

Here is the par map for 1m X 1m

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 So my question is would you dim the light to 80% or hang it at a higher hight or hang it at recommended  hight for 1mx 1m . I know you can get meters to work this out but the budget is no existent for new toys.

Thanks for reading and any advice.

Moglo

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I’d imagine you’ll be fine man, I’ve only briefly looked myself but there are free apps you can get that are pretty good as a guide for PAR etc, Shane from Migro has a great YouTube tutorial 👍🏻

The plants in the middle will still be in the middle getting the strongest light, worst I can see is that the edges get slightly better cover than if it was in a 1mx1m

Yer, as long as it’s not too close to the plants you’ll be fine. My guess is 40cm would be good for flowering in a 2x2 by the looks of that chart. Bigger light means more heat so considering that in your decision.

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Hey up mate I got the ats300 pro in a 1mx1m tent, you'll be fine tent is only 10cm smaller, currently got mine at 75% coming in to 3rd week of flower about @13" off canopy, I'll probably turn if up to 100% end of week,

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I've used a light way to powerful for the tent it was in and i found turning it down helped with the heat, i ran mine it at about 40% (it was a 25OW LED in a 60x60) and then i had it as far as i could away to start with and moved closer every few days till i was about 15cm away and it seemed sweet.

You're tent isnt far away from the right size it recommends though, i wouldnt worry too much, just keep an eye on it and on the heat : )

 

Hope that helps mate

Thanks everyone

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