[Lesson In Lamps] Coverage Areas (Part 2 of 3)
Picking a lamp is about getting the right intensity, in the right area.
You're reading part 2 of a 3 part series
Here you'll learn how to get your coverage right.
The exact area depends on the footprint of your reflector. But as a rough rule, to get your intensity right, here's how much space you should aim to cover with each lamp:
|250W lamp||0.75m x 0.75m area|
|400W lamp||1m x 1m area|
|600W Lamp||1.2m x 1.2m area|
|750W Lamp||1.3m x 1.3m area|
|1000W Lamp||1.5m x 1.5m area|
So, a 600W lamp, with a square reflector, in a BAY6 XL tent is spot on.
This doesn't mean you need a higher intensity lamp in a bigger tent, you just need to use multiples.
For instance, in a 1.2m x 2.4m tent, you know 2 x 600W lights would do it.
Don't forget, your exact coverage area depends on:
- the shape of your reflector
- the height of your reflector