How many lumens does the sun emit?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by jackinthebox, May 15, 2007.

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    jackinthebox

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know the answer to this?
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    DoobsDay

    DoobsDay Well-Known Member

    i swear i read somewhere about 10 million, my minds kinda cloudy right now.
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member

    100,000 on a bright clear day. with many variables.
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    jackinthebox

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    hahah 10 million, that could be true, but I dont think all 10 million get to earth. Or maybe they do... but I dont think so. You a bit high right now doobs?
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    jackinthebox

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    Wow 100,000 thats impressive. Now I take it a step further does anyone know what light sprectrum is mostly gives off? Damn my babies are just soakin up them lumens : )
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member


    what light spectrum? ok now you must be high. ever seen a rainbow???????
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    DoobsDay

    DoobsDay Well-Known Member

    yea just a "bit" high right now, it has been a while. but im speaking on the suns total lumen output, not just the half that the earth gets
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    kindprincess

    kindprincess New Member

    i tasted one, it was called a skittle :mrgreen:
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    jackinthebox

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    awww skittles... theres a good candy.. Oooo I was reading about lumens the sun emits, and then I got curious and read about Supernovas... man if I could somehow get my plant close enough to one of those babies... : )

    O and the sun is a 5100k, well thast what one guy said, ill look for more proof
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member

    supernova weed. i want some.
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    Stonerville

    Stonerville Well-Known Member

    vaporized by our atmosphere
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    FarmerJohn

    FarmerJohn Active Member

    is like running 15 billion trillion cfl
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    VideoManic

    VideoManic Active Member

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    Twsit Tie

    Twsit Tie Active Member

    For starters the sun is damn hot, like a blazing 9,953 Fehrenheit at the surface! And closer to 25,4 million degrees fahrenheit at the corona...a wee bit hot

    "Hey got a light?"

    :joint:

    But to answer your question the sun emits 3.827 x 10 to the power of 28.

    by the time the rays come down and hit your 'tomatoe plants' it's closer to 1,370 watts of converted energy.

    Go with (2) 1000Watt HPS and you'll do fine.

    :peace:

    Twist Tie
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    jfour

    jfour Active Member

    Boring? Skip to the bold.

    California gets 5,ooo Lumens at noon on a sunny day per square foot. Thats not really the answer to your question, how many lumens does the sun put out, but I believe that is the answer your looking for.

    EDIT: However, one must not forget to consider the rising and setting of the sun!
    LoL
    What I mean by this is, the moment before dawn breaks the plant is receiving 0 lumens from the sun, the next moment it is ofcourse not recieving the full 5k Lumen count, but it is a gradual increase.
    However, it is not a split down the middle at 2.5k Lumens either. Certain astroohysical requirements for the bending of light, creating a bowing effect on the light curve.

    A more appropriate estimate of the AVERAGE Lumens received in california through out a bright, sunny day is 2,630 Lumens per sqaure foot.
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    lol, this thread is from over 2 yrs ago, i doubt any of em but fdd are still active members even.
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    jfour

    jfour Active Member

    NO, but I spent the last 6 hours researching this. And theres no sites with the info nearly so high a search index as this one, I tagged it here, so in a few weeks after google picks up the addition someone searching for this specific info will find it. :)

    Cheers
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    potsmokinbasturd

    potsmokinbasturd Active Member

    Ok this is an ez 1. Just go outside on a sunny day. Now stare at the sun for 2 minutes. Now you should be seeing a number of bright white and black spots circling your head. Count the number of those and times by 100 and u will have the correct answer. Then you can seek medical attention.
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    nasel

    nasel Member

    38,270,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lumens

    is that thirty-eight octillion,two-hundred-and-seventy septillion?

    I think I need a J lol :bigjoint:
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member


    you just got mad rep. :bigjoint:

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