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PAR

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is defined by the kind of light photosynthetic organisms can use to convert into chemical energy used for plant growth. This spectral range has been designated as 400 to 700 nanometers. When talking about light and plants, we should be talking PAR.

Key Note: PAR itself is not a measurement.


Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)

Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD)

Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) is the field measurement of the number of photons (light) in the PAR range emitted each second over a one meter square area. This data can be used to determine suggested grow footprint and hanging height. (To Learn More: What Makes One Grow Light Better Than Another?)

Below are PAR Maps and Suggested Footprint for each of our light fixtures individually, it is important to note, suggested hanging heights may change based on overall light density in your space.

Apogee PAR Meter

Mega Pro PAR Numbers

NextLight Mega Pro x1 inside a 4' x 4' Grow Tent

  • Flower Footprint: 4' x 4'
  • PPF: 1650
  • Energy Use: 640W (629W @ 277V)
  • PPF/Watt: 2.6
  • Unit Dimensions: 37.75" x 36.75" x 3.25"
MegaPro-18inch
MegaPro-24inch

NextLight Mega Pro x1 inside a 5' x 5' Grow Tent

  • Flower Footprint: 5' x 5'
  • PPF: 1650
  • Energy Use: 640W (629W @ 277V)
  • PPF/Watt: 2.6
  • Unit Dimensions: 37.75" x 36.75" x 3.25"
MegaPro-18inch
MegaPro-24inch

*All Readings Taken Using LI-COR LI-250A Light Meter.


Veg8 Pro PAR Numbers

NextLight Veg8 Pro x1 inside a 2' x 4' Grow Tent

  • Veg Footprint: 2' x 4'
  • PPF: 530
  • Energy Use: 210W (210W @ 277V)
  • PPF/Watt: 2.5
  • Unit Dimensions: 41.75" x 17" x 2.75"
Veg8Pro-12inch
Veg8Pro-24inch

*All Readings Taken Using LI-COR LI-250A Light Meter.


Core Pro PAR Numbers

NextLight Core Pro x1 inside a 3' x 3' Grow Tent

  • Flower Footprint: 3' x 3'
  • PPF: 530
  • Energy Use: 210W (205W @ 277V)
  • PPF/Watt: 2.6
  • Unit Dimensions: 23.25" x 23.25" x 2.75"
CorePro-12inch
CorePro-18inch

*All Readings Taken Using LI-COR LI-250A Light Meter.


Plus Pro PAR Numbers

NextLight Plus Pro x2 inside a 4' x 4' Grow Tent

  • Flower Footprint: 4' x 4'
  • PPF: 1600
  • Energy Use: 640W (610W @ 277V)
  • PPF/Watt: 2.6
  • Fixture Dimensions: 28.75" x 3.5" x 4.5"
  • Driver Dimensions: 14.75" x 5" x 2.25"
PlusPro-24inch
PlusPro-36inch

*All Readings Taken Using LI-COR LI-250A Light Meter.