Thank you for the excellent answer !!
That got my brain running again and I did a bit of number crunching.
Just to be on the safe side.. I do embrace discussion and analysis of non standard approaches. I am not trying to bash anyone.. most certainly not you MicroDoses as you have given the very nice answer to my questions.
I think my option on long day has sifted due to said number crunching I decided to share this as the long day discussion pops up every now and then. I have not seen any analysis on what would be the required increase in yield so .. Am i first to the punch?
Yes.. the standard trade off of getting better light/dark ratio is that 70 day 10 week flower period will end up taking .. 14 weeks..
so .. roughly three runs at 7 day week ~= two runs at 5 day week. first is 30 weeks and second is 28 weeks
now .. first uses 15 weeks of electricity and second one uses .. roughly 18 weeks. (20% more)
Soo.. TWO runs with 5 day week would have to produce 20% more than THREE .. runs with 7 day week.
one rune with 5 day week would have to produce +80% extra when compared to 7 day week harvest.
Taking into account that fair amount of things will get a bit more complicated with 5 day week schedule.. I would say one run would have to produce DOUBLE the yield as compared to 7 day week run.
Yes. I have done no standard schedules .. no comparison, just to test things out. My feeling is that results were not good enough to warrant promoting longer day schedules.
I am aware that there are advantages on long day schedules which will make it a good tool .. purely from efficiency point of view .. I think I am now in the 'its not worth the effort' .. at least until I find a flaw in my thinking OR see results that prove it to be clearly more efficient
Take care and keep researching .. and be safe