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ALL NEW Made in America:
Mammoth Size, Professional Grade, 600 watt HPS Grow Light Really Pounds Out the Light!
600 Watt systems beat the pants off 400 watt fixtures! You Get 80% more light with only 50% more energy!
It’s Because Bigger Really is Better!
And weoffer the biggest hoods for the Expert Grower!
(Reflector dimension is 3 ft x 1.5 ft x 6 inches!)
Get the most light for the dollar from us!
It features High Blue Content Metal Halide Conversion bulb that’s best for Vegetative Growth and High Red Light Content HPS for Budding and Flowering!
Plants most efficiently use red light for photosynthesis. (Plants are green because they reflect green light back!) The deep orange light of the HPS lamp contains plenty of nutritious red light. Plants can almost as efficiently use blue light. And in the early growth stages, the blue light of the metal halide bulb is imperative for natural vigorous growth.
HPS bulbs usually make more light energy than metal halide (MH) lamps. However, the orange HPS (identical
to street light) spectrum is defective so that it produces unnatural
lanky growth. On the other hand, natural white light metal halides
produce lush compact growth with lots of leaves. So a good strategy is
to start under metal halide until the plant is nearly fully grown. Then you switch to the higher light energy HPS bulb for budding, flowering, and fruiting.
a totally different type of reflector that does not produce hot spots.
Our engineered reflector directs light straight down with out focusing
it to a line. Plus, because our reflector is so much more efficient, you
don’t have to have the hot bulb so close to the plants.
It’s Shiny! not Hammered
Look at cheap reflectors on the internet, and you that they use beat up, distressed, Hammer tone
aluminum. They need to use this inferior “hammertone” finish because
their conventional batwing style reflector would put burning hot strips
on the floor. Inferior “hammertone” reflectors randomly scatter light,
trapping light inside the reflector with multiple internal reflections.
have designed non imagining reflectors. Our reflectors shoot light
down, but at many different angles. So we don‘t have problems with
reflector “kinks“ causing burning striations. Therefore we can use nice
smooth shiny highly reflective materials. Our reflector lets the light
out with 1 or at most 2 bounces.
to Canada, AK & HI is higher. Please specify if your address is
residential or commercial for shipping purposes. This fixture normally
ships in two cartons because of its size. If you buy more than one we
can nest reflectors so that your shipping costs will be much less.
It’s the Brightest of All because it’s a
With generous side and end deflectors, our super output excellent hood
delivers more light than those crummy open ended batwings, or the lights
with boxed in non-slanted ends. (See diagrams at left) The competitor’s
substandard reflectors waste your light by shining it on your walls,
not the plants.
on number of fixtures installed, our super output fixture delivers 50%
to 97% more usable light than substandard fixtures. Our deflectors are
scientifically slanted to deflect light straight down on the plants in a
Please: DON’T TRAP YOUR LIGHT IN A BOX! Box shaped lights with vertical (non slanted) end panels trap light.
That’s why we designed slanted end panels to give you most light
possible (Details Later) And our reflectors have no sharp corners that
can trap light.
Remember: More Light = More Growth. Also: More Usable Light per fixture = Fewer and/or Lower wattage fixtures required = Electrical Savings.
Compare our excellent light to the “batwing” or “shoebox” lights that
some people hawk and you will see why our reflector gives you 50% or
more light for the money:
Batwings are for Bats! NOT Plants!
Look at the grow "lights" that are being cobbled together and sold here. Most of them have open ends. Light flies out the ends of these “batwings”
and hits your walls. What a waste! Do you want to light up your room or do you need to feed your plants with light?
Here’s the critical and costly error
that others make: They act like light only comes off the side of a
bulb. Light actually comes off of each portion of a light bulb in all
possible directions. The truth is our competitors have really blown it.
They need to think in 3 dimensions. The electric arc inside of an HPS or
Metal Halide lamp emits light in all possible directions as shown in
the picture. That’s why we offerour large, multi-faceted hoods to fully
enclose the bulb. It’s what's required to fully capture and redirect
light down on your plants. Low end fixtures are made by just bending corrugated aluminum in a hump. Light will fly right out the open ends over the tops of the plants. What a waste! Are you trying to light up your plants or the wall? If you want to grow plants, use our reflectors, not crummy open ended ones.
Shoe boxes are for shoes!
lights are built like shoe boxes. That is the ends are boxed in with
flat vertical end panels. As shown on the diagram at the side, light
bounces back and forth between the end panels, losing intensity with
each bounce. The optical efficiency of these shoe box lights is
terrible! The best shoe box light I could find still loses 22% of the
light internally. The worst photometric report I’ve ever seen showed
just under a 50% loss.
Don’t Box Your Light In!
truth is that our products are truly engineered and give premium
performance. They are not just slapped together by a guy in China. A
common feature of the Chinese products our competitors markup and resell
is that they use a cheaper manufacturing technique.
This technique forces part of the reflector walls to be vertical. That
is the fixture they are importing is a “shoebox” light. And as I just
described and as just shown on the diagrams to the left, this wrecks the
fixture’s optical efficiency.
are certain slopes that reflectors must have to direct light down.
Otherwise, the light flies over the tops of the plants and hits the
walls. An incorrectly sloped reflector may reflect light from some, but
not all angles . On the other hand, our products have uniformly sloped
end and side walls. So our fixtures don’t trap light like a shoe box.
Our Reflectors have no corners to trap light!
Sharp corners can kill light. Our Mammoth reflector
is unique in the industry, in that the side and end reflectors don’t
make a sharp corner. There is a nice smooth transition that prevents
light from making extra bounces to get out of the reflector.
Our Flat Top Reflector Beats those with “V” Bends.
also work hard tooffer the most efficient fixtures, even if we can
only add half a percent to your reflector’s optical efficiency. The “V”
creases put into nearly everyone else’s reflectors actually cause more
harm than good. That’s why our the tops of our reflectors are flat. (We
discuss this issue at length under the section titled grow light myths.)
MAMMOTH REFLECTOR HOOD: 3 Feet Long X 18 inches wide!
This is the secret:
The larger reflector, the easier it is to capture light that would be
wasted lighting up your ceilings and walls. This otherwise wasted light
is redirected down on your plants. The reflector has 9 facets that capture and redirect the light shed off of the bulb.
reflector is made of lighting grade anodized high reflectivity aluminum
- not a laminated product that can peel. Total reflectivity is 95%. It is so shiny
that you can see your reflection, just like a mirror. This is what the
real lighting grade specular aluminum looks like. It’s not dull sheet
aluminum. Be careful: without treatment,
aluminum is not very reflective- as low as 30%. The aluminum is
perfectly smooth to reflect light out in 0 to 2 bounces. That is, it is not Hammer toned.
We are not taking used, scrapped
lights out of a factory, cleaning them and calling them “refurbished”.
You are getting a brand new, factory made fixture which includes:
New Ballast, Igniter, Capacitor. All three electrical components are new, not half worn out.
Quality Capacitor The capacitor is very large
so it can easily dissipate heat. There are cheap mini-capacitors that
maybe called "high temperature", but because they are so small, they
actually heat up enough to exceed their ratings. Tricky offshore
manufacturers often take two such small capacitors and put them in a big case. Not so here, this is a solid capacitor all the way through.
Better, High Efficiency Ballast The
Low Heat600 watt HPS Core (Generates the same light but uses 5 watts
less energy than competitive ballasts.) This ballast’s laminations are
vacuum impregnated with insulation to optimize cooling and generate
about lowest sound rating in the industry. Cheaper cores are just slopped full of orange varnish that’s prone to have air bubbles.
Reliable Igniter High Temperature (105 C) igniter is the big bottle type, not the little bolt on type that can cause problems.
NewSocket. Not something used pulled out of the scrap heap. So the socket is sure to be good.
Remote Mounting Hardware. The
giant reflector hangs from chain bails. An approximate 10’ power supply
cord connects the ballast enclosure to the reflector. There are two reasons to use a remotely mounted ballast: (1) It’s easier to hang a lightweight reflector, and (2) The heat of the lamp is kept away from the ballast and capacitor. The ballast enclosure and reflector can be stored separately. Reusable quick connectors make disassembly a snap.
New 600 watt HPS (High Pressure Sodium Bulb)
and 600w Metal Halide Conversion =>
New Die Cast Aluminum Electrical Enclosure
aluminum enclosure is a massive heat sink with cooling fins. It is
designed to wick heat out of the ballast.There is a ventilation shaft
to exhaust warm air. Again it has factory new finish. So the fixture
you’ll get will be nice, just like it is in the picture. We don’t cheapen the product by using the more common sheet metal enclosures that leave the ballast exterior exposed.
It Mounts two ways!
(1) Hangs by Cast hook from Ceiling. Heavy duty cast aluminum hook is included.
(2) Floor Mount Pedestal. Unscrew the mounting hook, and the die formed box serves as a floor support.
NOTE: We will be making a running production change on this fixture to
use the shown high quality gearbox. It features a high voltage cord
& fuse! The new gearbox will be shipped as existing stocks are
Pre-wired 120 volt Power Cord. Cord length is approximately 6’. This can be rewired for 208, 240, or 277 volt. The power cord to the lamp is approximately 10'.
Quality Workmanship. There
are no sharp edges to cut your self on because any exposed edge is
neatly rolled over. We fabricate complicated over folds and reinforcing
seams using dozens of hand placements in our machines.
it's more work and takes craftsmanship to build. But the result is an
unusually strong, lightweight optics that does not trap light like a
shoebox light, or waste it like a batwing. Stiff structural aluminum is
also used to support the hangers and socket. Two chain bails are
provided to hang the reflector by. The reflector ships with a protective
quick release film. (not shown)
The ballast is not low quality import from china that can not take the heat.
When to use a 600 watt system
The problem with 400
watt HPS grow lights is that it’s difficult to achieve the recommended
2000 to 3000+ foot-candles to get robust growth of subtropical plants.
It takes a lot of light to compete with the Sun. That’s where the 600
watt HPS comes in. This horticultural grade 600 watt bulb combined with
our super output high efficiency reflector can really pound out the
light. So you can get more production out of a smaller surface area.
Higher wattage HPS
bulbs are more energy efficient too. A 600 watt bulb makes 80% more
light than a 400 watt HPSbulb, but it’s only using 50% more energy to
do it. Growth rates are roughly proportional to light level. (Twice the
light gives about Twice the growth).
So this means you can get higher yield with fewer kilowatt hours.
hundred watt HPS systems have practically the same energy efficiency
(lumens of light per watt consumed) as the 1000 watt HPS systems. We
currently offer this 600 watt system with the same giant full size hood
as our famous 1000 watt Super Output system. So the fixture costs are
close to the same. So, if given a choice I‘d buy a 1000 watt system
instead, particularly if you are using it in a green house. The best
applications for 600 watt units are single fixture set ups where you
desire more light than what a 400 watt generates or if you have long
rectangular grow areas. In a rectangular space, two 600 watt fixtures
can give you more even illumination than a single 1000 watt fixture.
You wouldn’t buy used spark plugs, would you?…. So why buy a discarded light fixture that someone “refurbished” into a grow light?
fixtures don’t last forever. Eventually the ballasts blow out. That’s
why we use all new ballasts, lamps, and electricals of the highest
quality. Yet some guys, looking for the quick buck, buy up discarded industrial light fixtures and convert them into grow lights-- calling them "refurbished".
In general, you are looking for trouble if you buy a grow light made from discarded
HPS fixture parts. The high voltage pulsing created when starting HPS
lamps is very hard on the ballasts, especially since industrial lights
are most often used in hot high ceilings.
Consider where these discarded light fixtures come from. As
ballasts fail, it reaches a point where it’s cheaper to buy all new
light fixtures than fix the old. As many customers complain, it’s often
cheaper to buy a whole new light fixture than to buy a replacement
ballast. It is simply not cost effective to hire high priced electrical
contractors or rent lifts to maintain fixtures.
Savvy building owners often evade waste disposal regulations by dumping their old
light fixtures for cheap rather than recycle them. So there is a ready
supply of nearly burned out light fixtures available for you to buy as "refurbished" grow lights.
Reused HPS fixtures are especially troublesome because they are so old. HPS was a very common industrial light source about 15 years ago. It’s very efficient but makes an orange light. Eventually people have recognized that you just can’t see as good and concentrate as well under orange
light as you can under white light, and very high energy efficiency
white light sources were developed. So, around these parts, factories
stopped installing these lights about 10 years ago. To me it seems
likely that if you buy a refurbished (reused) HPS grow light, you are likely getting something that has had at least a decade of hard industrial use.
Grow light myths
You need a “V Bend” under the Bulb. What
we discovered is that the competitor’s V Bends do more harm than good.
Our “flat top” reflectors actually offer higher light levels. This
result may seem counter intuitive and surprising.
Many people have guessed it - that a significant amount of light shines straight up from a bulb and bounces straight back, hitting the bulb.
they don’t consider is that a V bend actually causes light rays to
deflect to the side, away from the plants. The light no longer bounces
straight down on the plants, instead it rattles around inside the
reflector, losing output on each bounce. So Putting a large V down the
entire spine of a reflector wrecks it’s efficiency.
Real engineers use calculus. The amount of light
bouncing back at a 400 w HPS arc tube 1.75 inches above a flat plane
reflector is just 28/100ths of 1%. And just because a light ray hits an
arc tube does not mean it’s lost. The light came from the center of the
arc tube, so it can go right back through. Or it can reflect off. The
arc tube of metal halide lamps is largely crystal clear. So with metal
halide lamps, it’s not much of an issue.
If you do the math with the reflector profile used by
our competitors, you’ll find that all the extra internal extra bounces
caused by their V bend diminish the bulbs effective output by about .66%
when the fixture is clean. However, all fixtures will load up with a
thin film of dust. And the more bounces that a light ray is forced to
make in a reflector, the more chances dust will stop it. On average a
fixture in a clean room will degrade 11% due to dust. If an individual
surface degrades by just 5% , A “V Bend” induces an extra 1.67% light loss.
So as you can see, attacks against us for not using a the “V Bend” are just sales hype.
This is not to say that V bends could not be
effective, but they would have to be small, about the same size as an
arc tube. That is, the bend would not run the entire length of the
reflector. The extra cost to fabricate such an indentation would largely
outweigh the marginal possible .28% improvement with some lamp types.
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