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light calculations for growroom (lux, lumens)
    #3065781 - 08/29/04 06:10 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Im going to be growing gormet mushrooms, and I am trying to get the lighting set up.

For the strain of oysters that I plan on growing, the best enviroment is 1500 lux. I have a 80 SQ FT growroom. Can anyone tell me a formula or anything to calculate how many lumens I need for the room?

I found some good grow lights at home depot, two 4 foot fluorescent each rated at 2325 lumens so 4650 total. I installed them and it looks very bright in the room. But I found a formula on the internet and once I calculated it, it stated that I would need about 20 more lights to get to the point I needed. There is no way that I need that many, especially with how bright the ones that are in there are. I would go blind lol.

Anyway, if anyone could help I would appreciate it. Im stumped. Im also going to put this in the gormet mushroom area.

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Re: light calculations for growroom (lux, lumens) [Re: azcrash]
    #3081530 - 09/02/04 08:06 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

1 lux is the same as 1 lumen per square meter.

So either your data is wrong or your 8 foot of lights will only cover 3.1 square meters. What's the wattage? Watts per square foot is a much better measure.


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Re: light calculations for growroom (lux, lumens) [Re: fastfred]
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