These lights consist of 2 x (9 x 1watt) Blue dominant high-intensity LED light bars + 1 Power Supply.
Designed to give excellent growth for leaf crops such as salad greens.
Firstly this is a new range of lights, we believe they have much more flexibility and takes the whole concept of LED lighting to a new level, allowing you to tailor a solution to your specific needs.
ü no fan i.e. silent operation.
ü External power supply, easy to replace if a problem.
ü Can be arranged in many many different configurations e.g. use 2 red strips and 2 blue/white strips for early-stage development of a tomato plant and then when flowering begins change the blue/white strips to red.
ü Because the power supplies are external the lights are very light and can be easily arranged around your plant to give maximum coverage.
ü They can be used with or without lenses.
ü The lights themselves and the connectors are waterproof, meaning that they are okay for humid situations e.g. where misters are used.
They come in 2 types
1. A Blue dominant White optimised for leaf development, 9 or 18W strip. Consisting predominantly of white LEDs which have most of their energy in the 460nm region, some warm white for 440nm and some red (630 nm and 660 nm).
2. A Red dominant, 80%, optimised for flower and fruit development, 9 or 18W strip. Consisting predominantly of 660nm red along with some 630 nm red, and 460 nm blue, and some warm white, the main reason we included these was that, they give energy to the 440nm chlorophyll peak & a sprinkling of frequencies right across the light spectrum, including as you can see, in the orange part of the spectrum, that’s why they appear white, these frequencies appear to be like trace elements, as they are only needed in small amounts.
The pictures on the left
The 1st group of pictures on the left shows why we use the particular LED frequencies in our lights. The next group of pictures gives you an illustration of the extra intensity that you get if you use the lens option, in this picture they are using 60° lenses. This is very useful in situations where you have a plant that does not spread out much, in one of the pictures below we have a tomato plant that is spreading out quite a bit in this situation we are using a hanging frame that can be adjusted as the plant grows, so in this situation the lenses may not be as useful, it just depends on how high you want to train your tomato plant to grow.
In the bottom picture we see Indoor Vegetable Garden - Small, being set up to grow some rocket plants, here lenses aren't being used as there is a white wall at the back and a reflector panel at the front as seen in the next picture, or you could use the lenses which we will show in a later picture.
The lifespan of 50,000 hrs (that you are probably seen on the web somewhere) refers to when the LEDs will begin to fail, what is more important is when they will lose enough intensity to no longer produce the results you require. And again this primarily depends on heat and duration of the on Time.
A realistic estimate for grow lights using 1W LEDs with good heat sinking design, would be to maintain above 80% intensity for 20-30,000 hours when operated in a room temperature of between 20 and 30°C for 10 hours per day, Which is just over 5-8 years. Of course they will keep working after this for a long time, again the advantages of using these modular strip lights is that you do not have to throw away your lights after 5 years just add new lights to top up your total light output.
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