Light tests #1

A project log for Microwth - automated microgreen farm

Microwth enables you to grow your own soilless microgreens indoors to add to your meals

brambram 11/11/2019 at 20:100 Comments

The first lights I will test are these two Chinese led strips:

These lights don't have much information on the seller page but they are advertised as grow lights. I will be growing some microgreens under them to see how they perform. microgreens don't need a lot light and too much might even result in too spicy microgreens so they also need to be tasted.

I started by testing the current draw when I noticed that the current started rising when left on for a while. So I made a small setup to measure the temperature and current at the same time. The results(below) show that both LEDs get a steady temperature/current draw at 44c, and that it might be worth it to add some passive cooling especially for the full spectrum LEDs.