Lumatek – Ultimate Pro Ballast 600w 400V With 600w 400v Lumatek Bulb Hydroponics
The Lumatek Ultimate Digital Professional 600w 400v Ballast and Lamp set is the next step for indoor garden lighting! With a spec that rivals 600w Gavita systems, this kit represents high performance PAR output at an affordable price. These units still us a single socket to draw 240v of power, the standard for UK households. The up-scaling technology within the ballast converts this to 400v, allowing for higher levels of output from the lamp. If you want to try something new in your grow room this system is a logical next step over a 600w 240v “standard” system.
The Lumatek Ultimate Digital Professional 600w 400v Ballast and Lamp is compatible with any shade suitable for 600w HPS. This makes it more flexible and cost effective than new double end lamp systems if you have a reflector already. Simply plug it in as you normally would and you’re good to go! It is one of the easiest upgrades to implement into your grow room! This ballast is also capable of running 240v lamps too; the ballast detects which lamp is in the fitting and adjusts itself to suit.
By boosting from 240v to 400v, you are increasing the usable light (PAR) in the grow room significantly. The Umol is measurement of PAR that is available to the plant and in 240v HPS system, it sits at around 650-800. Ideally you’d want to get about 700 Umol out of a system like that (these are measurements from a 1m square tent). With the Lumatek Ultimate Kit the increase from 240v to 400v represents an increase of 45% volts per watt (ish). This pushes photon count up by about 15% and therefore Umol would climb to around 1500-1200. This would dramatically increase your final yield as it is the equivalent of having a 1000w 240v system in the room.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO THE LUMATEK ULTIMATE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL 600W 400V BALLAST AND LAMP?
If you are looking for high spec lighting systems, Straight Up Hydroponics can order both Dimlux and Gavita fittings. These are in use around the world by commercial growers and are famous for the quality of light they output.