Originally Posted by MJPassion
Why the Deep Reds in the morning?
They’re unnecessary at that time as Deep Red affects the phytochrome ratio which is responsible for triggering flower.
Why the decrease in total lumens/PAR through the day compared to morning & evening times?
Seems backward to me.
Without a control, what’s your baseline to judge the effectiveness of this schedule against?
Hope you have a bunch of timers all synchronized.
Following the first link from Phaeton's post below, it explains the benefits of using a deep red in the morning. Basically, as I understand it, it is thought to signal the beginning and end of night making any light leaks in between insignificant.
From "Far red leds (730 nm)? "
Any loss of PAR during the day would be corrected by using different lights. Replacing the cfl's.
Other than the "z" diagram in the above link, I hadn't found out much about blue light.
By intensifying the blue, I could end up delaying flowering. Not my goal. If anything, I think a couple more 3,000k would be best.
It would only take a couple of timers , easily synchronized within a minute. I could use them to do a soft start as well as pushing a little more intensity with the semi retired HPS midday.
it’s mighty sad when average health has declined to the point that people become fatally ill from exposure to a little animal shit.
Solomon, Steve; Reinheimer, Erica (2012-12-04). The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food (p. 271). New Society Publishers. Kindle Edition.