IIRC, plants can take 1000+PAR. I just doubled my lights which are giving me about 500+/-PAR using a cheapo meter at 18”. Since it’s practically impossible for me to get “over PAR”(assuming with this light without laying on top of plant) can I put the lights as close as possible as long as I can still control temps at canopy level? My heat sensor hangs directly below lights level with canopy so I can maintain 77f(roughly 18”). If I can keep the temp from climbing, can I lower lights and if so, is it worth it? Thank you so much in advance if you got this far.
The lights are two TOAD 1000w LEDs where I can switch between red and blues. I leave them on full. I assume they are low grade lights and that I’m probably not getting a real1000w. Plants are 9wk old HG Moby Dick autos.