Photone and Apogee Comparison Results

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Heywood

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Thanks for the review Heywood.


The only thing I've figured out so far is that I don't have to use a diffuser.
But seriously... the App itself, if numbers are correct, is a piece of cake to use though.

I did use the App for the first time (on Android) last night to get my readings, But I am not sure what the sweet spots are.
I posted the numbers in the bottom half of the below thread... if any of you knowledgeable guy's could take a look and tell me if I am in the right neighborhood, please?

 
steamroller

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I almost bought the Apogee years ago for my fish addiction , I mean hobby . It was only like $300 then .😢
I have used the app and must just have old guy syndrome ?
It works OK ,just like me ?
After thinking about it again I thought Apogee or Photone , your plants will tell you if they have too much ,but neither tool will say you need to give more ...
I crank up the power, lower the lights and try to push the limits ,the plants have the final say in my room .🤔
 
Smokey0418

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So I did a thing and bought a Apogee Quantum PAR meter. I did a comparison this morning between the Photone app on my phone and my new meter. The first tested was a PAR reading on the MH bulb I have in the veg tent. Surprisingly close with only a few PAR difference between the two. Next test was on my full spectrum HLG Scorpion hanging in the flower room. The phone app is reading over 200 PAR higher than the Apogee. So my conclusion is that the Photone app works well if running HID’s. Not so much so if running LED. Just thought I’d pass my observation along for what it is worth.
So after calibrating the app side by side to your apogee it was out ?
 
Heywood

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I crank up the power, lower the lights and try to push the limits ,the plants have the final say in my room .🤔

Yeah I get it. And I think I am getting to where I can start reading the leaves.
But being a tech guy, I am always open to advancements.
 

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