315w SolisTek CMH Grow Lamp
The SolisTek 315W Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps for Low Heat, High Energy, Full Spectrum Grow Room Lighting
The SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps deliver light with blinding levels of intensity and a spectrum that mimics that of natural sunlight indoors, that plants simply adore. SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps are available in two specific spectrums, covering both the growth and bloom phase perfectly, resulting in happier plants, bumper harvests and excellent quality.
- SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps run with blinding intensity, with a light spectrum that plants adore
- SolisTek 315w CMH 3200K Lamp leans more to the red end of the spectrum, excellent for flowering and essential oil production
- SolisTek 315w CMH 4200K Lamp leans more to the blue end of the spectrum, perfect for vegging and keeping plants compact
- Optimised for use with SolisTek C1+ 315w CMH Complete Lighting System
- Can be used as a standalone lighting source or a supplemental light alongside HID lighting
- Both lamps run at low frequency, with a life span of 20,000 hours
- Lower power consumption and reduced heat output when compared to HID lighting
- Both lamps are double jacketed for added safety
1 x SolisTek 315w CMH Lamp of your choice
SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp - excellent for vegging and keeping plants dense
SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp - perfect for flowering and essential oil production
SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp - 34,000 lumens
SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp - 33,000 lumens
SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp - 550 umol
SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp - 575 umol
Want a SolisTek Full CMH Fixture? Check out the complete SolisTek C1+ 315w CMH Complete Lighting System (link here)
How the SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps work
Both SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps produce full-spectrum light but each offer slightly different variants of the light spectrum, complementing each phase of plant growth.
SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp
Excellent for vegetative growth, promoting strong, tight internodes
The SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp produces light predominately in the blue part of the spectrum. This intense purple (UV), green and blue light is perfect for young and mature plants in the vegetative cycle or used as a supplemental light alongside HPS lighting. It promotes tight internodes and squat growth habits in plants and is often referred to a as a "daylight" lamp as it so similar to sunlight.
SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp
Perfect for flower mature plants, promoting increased essential oil production
The SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp produces light predominately in the orange, red and deep red part of the spectrum. The deeper, enhanced orange and red light is optimised for flowering plants and encouraging further essential oil production, with a colour temperature of 3200k or warm white. The SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp is capable of growing plants from start to finish (as it is full spectrum) but is more geared to the bloom phase because of this red spectral dominance.
The black line in the graph above represents the "McCree Curve", which gives a relative indication of how efficiently a plant uses the different colours in the light spectrum to photosynthesise with.
For more information about the above graph check out our blog
Both SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps are double jacketed for added lamp protection and are especially designed and tuned for use with the SolisTek C1+ 315w CMH Complete Lighting System but can be used in any other CMH fixture that runs at low frequency. Both SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps can be run as a standalone lighting fixture or in a supplemental lighting scenario, however if you are using one lamp as a standalone fixture then we would recommend the SolisTek 315w 3200K CMH Lamp over the SolisTek 315w 4200K CMH Lamp as its still full spectrum but will help more in flower with larger yields and more essential oil production. The SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps consume less power than your typical HID lamp, therefore help to reduce running costs and by default don't produce as much heat, allowing you to add more light in the same space.
How to Use the SolisTek 315w CMH Lamps
Remove the old lamp by grasping it and giving it about a quarter turn anti-clockwise. The lamp can then be removed from the lamp-holder. Always use a clean cloth to hold the glass of the new one. This is because the oils on the skin of your hands (even if they have just been washed) can cause damage to the lamp when it is switched on and becomes hot. Note that the 2 pins on the base of the lamp have different size rings on the ends of the pins. Insert the base of the lamp into the lamp holder ensuring that the small ring enters the small hole in the base of the lamp-holder, and the large ring enters the large hole in the base of the lamp-holder. Give the lamp about a quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place (until it turns no more). Your grow light can now be switched on.
Warning: When CMH lamps are switched on they run extremely hot. As with all high-pressure grow lamps it is necessary to avoid touching the lamp with anything such as fingers or plants as this may cause severe burns or fires. In particular avoid sprays or liquids coming into contact with the lamp as this may cause premature failure or even an explosion.
PLEASE NOTE: The 315w CMH lamps need to be bedded in as follows: on first illumination the lamp needs to be run continuously for a minimum of 15-30 minutes. This will allow the metals within the lamp to fuse correctly.
FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN LAMP FAILURE!
If the above is not adhered to, lamp warranty claims will be void.
As with all lamps the light output they produce will decrease with use over time. One Stop Grow Shop recommends you replace your lamp regularly to maintain your garden efficiency.