Dimlux Expert Series - 315w CDM (CMH) - Full Fixture
Full-Spectrum CDM Lighting that Mimics the Sun from Dimlux
Dimlux Ceramic Discharge Metal Halide systems deliver a spectrum that's much closer to natural sunlight than typical high intensity discharge (HID) systems. These state-of-the-art lamps generate a greater level of useable plant light (photosynthetically active radiation) and run with an intensity that's immediately apparent to the naked eye. The lamp is optimised for the bloom phase with enhanced reds, but, because it's full-spectrum, it will produce the goods in both veg and flower – expect to see increased growth rates, tighter internodes, an improvement in overall vigour and an increase in final weight. Come harvest time, you'll be left wondering what you did without one!
Please Note: To maintain the warranty on this unit, only genuine Dimlux replacement CDM lamps should be used. Please find them here: Genuine Dimlux CDM replacement lamps
- Dimlux CMH315W 3K Agro – full spectrum lamps
- Delivers intense light that mimics natural sunlight
- Ideal as both supplementary and standalone lighting
- Highly efficient - puts out 1.9 micromole (umol) per watt of electricity
- Extremely high PAR levels
- Full fixture – lamp, ballast and reflector!
- Alpha 98 reflector with single bounce clearsight (SBCS) technology
- Fully Maxi Controller compatible
- Adjustable output levels from 165w to 380w
1 x Dimlux Expert 315w CDM system (lamp, ballast and reflector), 4m power cable
Recommend additional purchase:
Spare lamp: Dimlux 315 Watt CDM Lamp
Spare reflector: Alpha Optics 98 Miro Silver Reflector
How the Dimlux CDM Fixture Works:
Dimlux CDM fixtures utilise ceramic-discharge metal halide lamps to produce a light spectrum that's much broader than other forms of HID lighting (like standard metal halides and HPS). Its output is more comparable to the light produced by LEP (light emitting plasma) units. LEPs actually have a slightly broader spectrum than the CDM fixture, but they simply do not compare in terms of brightness. You can see with your own eyes, as soon as you turn this Dimlux unit on, that its every bit as bright as its equivalent wattage in HPS, giving you the best of both worlds – a unit that delivers an LEP-style spectrum combined with HPS-style intensity! A truly exceptional all-rounder that will add much to the quality and size of your harvest.
Output levels can be switched between the following settings: 165w, 205w, 245w, 280w, 315w, 345w, 380w. With 7 settings, you have the flexibility to tailor your lighting to your plants demand based on environmental conditions in the grow area, ensuring that temperature stay well within range.
Because its full-spectrum, it's also great for the vegetative stages, triggering rapid growth, speeding up turnover times and increasing the overall efficiency of your indoor garden. With a healthy level of blue/white light (at roughly 5000k to 6000k) internodes stay nice and tight, eliminating the issues with stretch that occur when using lighting with narrow, inadequate spectrums.
Everything is included to get you started, with lamp, ballast and reflector all rolled into one package.
This unit is fully compatible with the Dimlux Maxi Controller. You can daisy chain up to 160 of these systems using speaker wire and control their on and off times centrally - no need for contactors and timers! Just power the system directly from the mains and let the Maxi Controller take care of the rest. You'll then have access to an extensive range of features and you'll be able to automatically regulate lighting according to VPD (vapour pressure deficit). VPD gives us a much clearer picture of how the environment is effecting plants, describing the difference in vapour pressure between the plants themselves and the air around them. By using this measurement to reduce output levels when necessary, you'll ensure that transpiration rates stay optimal at all times. The stomata on the underside of each leaf will then stay open, ensuring that photosynthesis is completely optimal at all times. The effects are nothing short of amazing!
How to Use the Dimlux CDM Fixture:
Simply hang the combined ballast & reflector over the centre of the grow-space at an appropriate height using easy rolls or jack chain. Run the 4.0m kettle lead from the reflector to a standard UK mains outlet or your contactor and switch on.
Dimlux lighting is best used in conjunction with the Dimlux Maxi Controller. Two of these units can be connected to the Maxi Controller directly using speaker wire, and additional ballasts / fixtures can then be daisy chained from the original ballasts up to a total of 160 units. Multiple units can be powered using the following items:
Warning 2: When HID lamps are switched on they run extremely hot. As with all high pressure sodium and metal halide bulbs 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 CDM lamps need to be bedded in as follows: on first illumination the lamp needs to be run continuously for a minimum of 15 minutes. This will allow the metals within the lamp to fuse correctly.
FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN LAMP FAILIURE!
If the above is not adhered to, lamp warranty claims will be void.
Please see the link below for a copy of the Dimlux warranty.