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It depends. Your LEDs should be about 15” from the top of your plant(s). If your distance is correct, it could be that it’s getting too much light...
If it’s in your budget, buy one of these for your lights plug: [link]
This measures the true wattage pull your lights are drawing from the wall. Different size tents have optimal wattage levels. I grow in a 4x4, and the ideal true wattage in there is 630w. I have 4 different COB LED panels and i run two at full blast (bloom and grow) and two with just grow switches on, which nets me a total 640w pull, which is pretty close.
The switches (bloom v grow) will not affect whether or not it’s actually flowering. That’s what the light cycle is gonna do. Or if it’s auto, it’ll auto.
I’m not mining, gonna use the 3080Ti for games and VR headset, etc., and the 1080Ti is just for additional displays.
I just bought this to see how much I'm currently pulling. [link]
If you search kill-a-watt on DuckDuckGo you’ll find a whole bunch of different types and price ranges
Depends on the dimmer. You can find cheap wattage testers online for about $25-$30.
Good for estimating power costs for your devices and testing actual power draw vs claims. I have some cheapo blurple lights I use for clones, but they claim 25 actual watts and are actually 8W. You can also get a lux tester for testing your luminosity from your light too. A lot of folks dial back the light during veg and early flower, and then crank it on the last 3/4 - 2/3 of flower to save power and reduce stretch.
I'm in US, but here are the ones i have.
I would search for a electricity usage monitor.
Poniie PN1500 Portable Micro Electricity Usage Monitor Electrical Power Consumption Watt Meter Voltage Amp Tester (110V, 1500W)) [link]
Not sure how much power the light diffusers and sound mixer are drawing, but everything else seems pretty mild. You’ll probably be fine.
If you wanted to be absolutely sure, you can purchase a meter that will tell you how much power you’re drawing (probably can get one on Amazon).
There are energy meters to know exactly how much tank consumes.
Even with AC in the fish room (major expense), bull goes up only 35-40% for my area.
Why would you continue to buy more lights without knowing what they are actually drawing for power? I have two COB LED lights from Amazon in my 4x4 that are advertised as 1500W, but draw 300W each, and they are plenty for my 4x4 tent. People here are going to tell you you need to do a lot of things different and a fair amount of those people are doing nothing more than parroting what they see other people suggest here. Don't waste your money by taking advice from these people and, instead, just take it into consideration and research it. You can get a watt meter, like THIS, for cheap on Amazon. Then, just plug your lights into it and it will tell you how much they draw.
Worst case scenario, get a outlet meter for the ACs
You need something like this:
That link seems to be a bit broken, at least for me. Fixed one: [link]
This is the usage monitor if anyone reads this and is curious:
This can continuously monitor and total kwh. For only $20 it's not worth doing the math.
Something simple like this or something more elaborate?
That's a good idea, thank you. Something like this? Or maybe something for the service line itself like this? The home's main is 125A.
It will vary depending on the temperature settings. If you want to know specifics for a particular print, use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Poniie-PN1500-Electricity-Electrical-Consumption/dp/B07VPTN8FZ/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=killawatt&qid=1617801432&sr=8-9
Could try something like that?
The one I have I bought more than 10 years ago, but it’s similar to this:
You can get one these to find out: [link]
yeah, that sucks.
Unfortunately I'm not sure if under volting your video card is going to make any meaningful difference in your systems overall power draw requirements.
You would have to get some sort of tool to give you actual power draw information based on different system configurations. And I'm not sure how reliable your results would be from any software based tools.
Something like one of these devices should provide you a realtime answer.