New 2016 Lighthouse Hydro 426w ION 8 FSF LED Grow Light w/UVB. Commercial grow operations demanded better performance and easier maintenance. We started out 2 years ago with the goal of creating the most flexible and most powerful LED grow light on the planet.After 2 years of development and an entire year of prototype trials, we introduce the ION 8 to the public. The Most Powerful LED Grow Light On The Planet. Lighthouse Hydro pioneered the Led grow light industry with the introduction of 3w chips in 2008. You will rarely if ever see a Blackstar in a head to head competition because they were just more powerful than the competition.
If you do, it was usually with a light 2X to 3X the price. Keeping that tradition alive we are proud to introduce the first light on the planet using 6w and 10w chips. Our genuine American made Cree 10w chips are not just advertised as 10w but actually pull 10w of real power and deliver a better lumen/watt output than ANY LED in existence.
Our new lights offer a concentration of LED so unparalleled, that even straight lumen output (not adjusted for PAR) is greater than HPS and MH bulbs available. This test was conducted using an Apogee PAR Meter and a GrowBright LUX Meter. The ION 8 beats the PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) of a comparable 1000w HPS (High Pressure Sodium) and emits 12% more lumens as well. Completely Independent Modular LED Cluster Design. Even when you use the best components in the industry (like American made Cree chips), eventually something may fail.
In the past, you had to send your entire unit back for service if this occurred. The NEW 2016 ION 8 addresses all of this. Revolutionary design has now separated the different LED boards into modular clusters, given each cluster its own copper core heatsink and powered each board with it's own independent power supply and made the connections and sizes uniform.
This means you can replace modules if necessary with the removal of just 3 screws on the face of the unit. Completely Customizable LED Spectrum & Intensity.Its never a good idea to not use all of the LEDs you have in your light. Originally, some companies toyed with the idea of changing the spectrum of their LEDs by simply putting some of them on a switch. Others had a switch dim their red LEDs to seem like they were changing color spectrum. The ION 8 is the most flexible grow light on the planet.
The modules (which come with 3 bands of red LEDs) are independently controlled via their own dimmer and power cord. Have seedlings or vegging plants, crank down the intensity of the main red modules and spin with a veg dominant spectrum. Want to push the envelope? Try running only in the deep red spectrum at the end of the day. The ION 8 lets you customize the light to the task at hand.
PAD (Photosynthetic Artificial Darkness) Compliant LED. We have put the different spectrums and socket on different power cords for a reason.This way the grower can customize the light duration of each component. The UVB light is not meant to be ON all of the time, this way you can put it on its own timer and control it when you want it.
Custom 4 Phosphor UVB+ Horticultural Resin Boost. Several advanced growers have found that adding supplemental UVB to the flowering stages of a grow, contributes to essential oil and resin production. During our 2 years of testing in commercial operations we have not only tweaked the method but also the wavelengths that work the best for this purpose. Dont play games with reptile lights made for desert animals, Starting at week #2 implement the custom UVB light in the last 6 hours of sunlight and watch the results.
UVB can be independently controlled from the rest of the light and placed on its own timer. Patented Fresnel Compound Lens Assembly. Originally, LEDs were simply encapsulated in an elementary housing and used raw as growlights Blackstar V1 etc. To increase penetration and performance, PMMA lenses were added (Chrome series) but the side effect was a more limited coverage area. The ION 8 has a patented system of compound lenses which use the same technology as the Lighthouses of old and employ several lenses into one.
Although more expensive to implement, we are now able to have multiple beam angles at once to maximize both coverage and penetration of the garden canopy. Upgradable Modules & Changeable Spectrums.
Given the modular design of the ION 8, future updates to the LED package can be accomplished by upgrading the module and not having to upgrade the whole unit, sheet metal, fans and all. Have no fears that new LED chips may come out in a few months, the completely modular design lets you keep up with current technology. Modular design also allows you to have alternative LED packages and ratios if you so desire. Copper is more expensive than a traditional aluminum heatsink, but it conducts heat more efficiently which leads to superior performance.
Each ION 8 module is constructed using a solid core copper heatsink to ensure the highest heat dispersion possible. The heatsinks used in the ION 8 are made for todays high performance CPUs which produce a ton of heat.They easily disperse more heat than any previous LED heat sink and allow for a significantly lower operating temperature. The lower operating temperature leads to longer life and happier customers. Universal Modular Worldwide Power Supplies. Unlike some companies, all our Blackstar's come with a universal 100v-250v 50hz/60hz power supply. We have optional plugs for almost every country. This means the blackstar is compatible with the power grid in virtually every country. In the off chance of a power supply failure, the modular design allows for a quick replacement with a standard Philipps Head Screwdriver. The majority of LED grow light companies from 3 years ago are not in existence today. One thing you can rest assured of is that Lighthouse will be there if anything goes wrong with your LED grow light. There has never been an LED grow light that has outperformed a Lighthouse Hydro LED in any comparison test dollar for dollar. We use better components than those designed in China and we keep a margin lower than any other North American or European company.
Nothing has been spared to make this the greatest LED Grow light ever made. Size: 12.5" x 12.5" x 2.75.Coverage Area: 2' x 2' (4 Square Feet) to 3' x 3' (9 Square Feet). LED Chipset: 48 6W Chips, 4 10W Chips. Number of LED's: 52. Modular Power Cord (Available in US, UK, EU, AU). FROM THE USA, North American Based Hydro Company.
20% More PAR than other companies 1w & 3w LED. Larger Heat Sink & Fans = Cooler Running = Longer Life.
More Energy Efficient & Higher Light Output. Producing LED Grow Lights For Over 7 years (One of the first to manufacture effective LEDs).
Computer Generated PAR optimized 60deg, 90deg, 120deg custom LED beam angles. Cornell University refined grow spectrum. Over 10,000 successful grows.NO BS guarantee, No False Claims! Producing LED Grow Lights Since 2007. 7 years may not sound like a long time, but Lighthouse Hydro was one of the original three companies to have a dedicated production line of LED grow lights. They opened their factory in 2007 and now produce more LED Grow lights monthly than any other company in the world. What this means for the consumer is more experience and a trusted name. Lighthouse Hydro is a US company that has their own factory (Lighthouse Shangkong LTD) in China. While many LEDs may look similar, only Lighthouse has control over the components and care of construction. By having such a vested interest in the LED grow light industry and manufacturing process, Lighthouse is able to produce a high quality product at an excellent price.
No false Claims - No BS Guarantee. Over the last 7 years the LED grow light industry has had an amazing number of false claims from manufacturers and sellers. Be wary of LEDs that have promises that are "too good to be true". Many LEDs claim to cover far too many square feet, or have useless light spectrums (green, orange, etc). Lighthouse Hydro gives you exactly what you pay for - A great light at a great price.
Cornell Developed Grow Spectrum & Beam Angle. Lighthouse Hydro created the worlds first 6 spectrum grow light. In the era of 2 band and 3 band LEDs Lighthouse Hydro pioneered the development and research into the effectiveness of additional wavelength and their positive effects on growing. While many others try and duplicate, none have done the research.
This couldnt be farther from the truth. Lighthouse Hydro uses the bands and the ratios that it does specifically because they have been proven to work.If a wavelength is not in a Lighthouse Hydro LEDs, there is a good reason why not. Typically extra wavelengths result in wasted light, energy, and electricity. Lights that use all 60deg LEDs are too focused and do not cover enough space to be effective. Lights that use all 120deg LEDs do not have the focused beams that make the flowers pop. A combination of 60, 90 and 120 degree LEDs are used in Lighthouse lights to maximize coverage while giving the focused light intensity that growers enjoy. The BlackStar ION 8 Advantage. What's the deal with 6w and 10w LEDs? In terms of actual PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) output, the 6w and 10w LEDs produce much more usable light when compared with 3w LEDs.
How Many Plants will this light cover? We do not exaggerate any claims.Coverage is limited by the physical size of the unit. Our suggested coverage for this light is from 4 to 9 Square Feet (2' x 2' to 3' x 3').
How does this light compare with HID lighting performance? We sell HID lighting too, so there is no use in us claiming anything that is not 100% true. You can look forward to paying back the cost of the light in electricity savings over about 12 months of use. The most common error made when using LEDs is that people do not use enough of them.
Follow the guidelines for recommended coverage area, and your LEDs will impress you with their yield. The much reduced heat output of LEDs when compared with HPS/MH bulbs also substantially reduces the risk of a fire hazard, especially in an enclosed space. Does this light put off much heat? LEDs are the most efficient lights in existence today.
They produce so little heat; you can actually let the plant touch the light (although it's not recommended - as you will reduce the size of your growing area). Any heat produced by the unit is absorbed by the heat sink and disippated by the fans in the rear of the light. What makes this LED different? Lighthouse Hydro uses quality components, better LED diodes, and is a reliable company.
All together, this produces an LED grow light that outshines and outlasts the competition. This is the only LED we sell in our storefront because it is the only one that has proven its success.Why are you the best company to order this from? Read about us in the Forums. We do not cut corners and never make claims that are not legitimate No... A 90w LED will not replace a 400w HPS. Just give us a call and decide for yourself. We love LEDs, but we also sell HPS, MH, T5, and CFL. We know the advantages and disadvantages of all lighting products, and never make claims that are not 100% valid and true. Inferior LED chips, exaggerated coverage area, etc. We are a brick and mortar Hydro distributor, with over 15 years of hands on experience in the industry. We're here to help you make the best decision. We are NOT responsible for any Tariffs, VAT or additional expenditures imposed on foreign orders. Please consult your local import laws before placing an international order. The item "New 2016 426w FSF Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 LED Grow light Flower Cree UVB L032" is in sale since Monday, April 28, 2014. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Gardening Supplies\Hydroponics & Seed Starting\Grow Light Kits". The seller is "gotham_products" and is located in Suffern, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.