Gavita Pro 270e 02 LEP (Plasma) - Veg Light
Full-Spectrum Lighting Fine-Tuned for the Vegetative Stages
The new 270e LEP is the latest cutting edge, full-spectrum plasma lighting product from Gavita. The 270e 02 model is designed to run as a standalone vegetative growth light, with an output that is rich in all areas of the light spectrum. If you plan on using this unit mainly as supplementary lighting, we recommend opting for the 270e 01 model.
The 270e is also fully compatible with the Gavita EL1 and EL2, forming part of a complete, programmable lighting solution.
- Revolutionary garden lighting technology
- Perfectly suited to vegging your plants
- Covers the same area as a 600 Watt Metal Halide lamp
- Costs half as much to run as a 600 Watt Metal Halide lamp
- Light Emitting Plasma lamp produces a very wide light spectrum which is close to that of the sun
- STA 41.02 emitter, designed to produce a complete spectrum for great veg growth!
- Shortens veg times, increasing plant turnover
- Makes a great supplementary light during the flowering stages
- Increased efficiency over standard model- runs at 270w, not 300w
- Lasts up to 30,000 hours
- Also produces some UVA and UVB which stimulates more essential oil production
1 x Combined 300 Watt Ballast and Reflector with fitted LEP lamp
How the Gavita Pro 270e 02 LEP Works:
LEP (Light Emitting Plasma) lighting systems take a completely different technology to any other type of horticultural light on the market. The lamps themselves are incredibly small, about the size of a marble and they contain a special gas which produces light when excited by a special electromagnetic field. Because the lamp is driven by RF energy, there are no electrical contacts on the lamp itself. The special RF emitting ballast sits directly over the LEP lamp delivering its RF energy straight into it. The light produced by the plasma lamp is intense and the spectrum is very close to that produced by the sun. It has been said that it is like having your own miniature sun indoors!
Because the light produced by a LEP is so different, it can't really be compared to other veg lamps by using lux and lumens. A 270 Watt LEP produces more photons than a halide and can therefore still easily cover a 1.5m x 1.5m grow area. Because the light has a wider spectrum your plants will also be healthier and happier. As if that wasn't enough, using a 300W LEP in flowering alongside 2 x 600 Watt HPS lights will greatly improve final crop quality with higher levels of essential oils. This is because the LEP's wide light spectrum includes blue light with a little UVA and UVB which stimulate oil production in plants. The more harmful UVC produced by the lamp is filtered out by the glass in the reflector for your safety.
The reflector has been specifically designed to give an impressively wide and even light coverage and is made of highly reflective Miro Aluminium. In this version, the ballast is not contained in an air-cooling tube but in a finned case for heat dissipation. The lamp itself produces virtually no heat so the possibility of your plants suffering from heat damage is almost completely eradicated. LEP lamp life is very long and one should last about 30,000 hours which is equivalent to over 3 years of continuous use. Although LEP lighting systems may seem initially expensive, they cost about half as much to run as a 600 Watt Metal Halide lamp and require far less frequent lamp change-outs. This makes them a great long term investment that will save you money later on.
How to Use the Gavita Pro 270e 02:
Simply hang the combined ballast & reflector over the centre of the grow-space at an appropriate height using easy rolls or jack chain. The lamp and reflector glass are both factory-fitted. Make sure that there is at least a small amount of air circulation around the ballast to provide a little heat dissipation. To maintain garden efficiency, make sure that the reflector glass is kept clean.