I have the objective of make in a computer control grow light for my own use at home to grow saffron and for plant life here in the science lab. The problem persists with normal grow lights that the plants grow straight up then fall over. This was called online as the plants getting leggy. I want to simulate sun rise and sun set by controlling the direction of light in hydroponics. The control the direction of light by making array of LED strings control by a fet on the cathode that would control the current flow going through the light strand. So each strand could be turn to a different intensity so whole unit could control the direction of light and its intensity and thus simulate sun rise and sun set.
test of 3 led segments.
P=1.608W or 1.608 Joules per second
Assuming that all power was to generate heat.
P=0.38432 Calories per second.
E=96.48 Joules; given string is on for 60seconds.
Query to be investigated…
how much energy does the grow tent radiate. How much energy would a temperature control unit have to siphon off?
Attempts to make some control grow light.
plants getting leggy.