Newbie here, just trying to get my plant (animal cookies bag seed, 28 days since it broke ground) the right amount of light. It started under a viparspectra p1000 but I knew I wanted something else so I picked up a Mars-Hydro SP3000. My plant is happy 15″-18″ from the light @ 30% power but I have read now that there are consequences to using heavily “dimmed” lights. I tried raising the light and using more power but my plant doesn’t seem to like the added power (60%) until I get the light up to about 48″ above the canopy. That gives me the same par reading on my little Light/moisture/PH meter and the plant doesn’t hate it, but it’s not praying to the light and that is way out of the height range recommended in the documentation for the light. The manual says 12″-18″ and 75%-100% power for a vegging plant. I know that would cook my plant quick.