Gavita Pro 300 Watt LEP (Plasma) STA41.01 - Air-Cooled Supplementary Light
Full-Spectrum Supplementary Lighting that Squeezes the Very Best Out of HPS Systems
The Gavita Pro 300 Watt LEP (Light Emitting Plasma) Air-Cooled Lighting Kit is a revolutionary new wide spectrum grow-lamp. A 300 Watt LEP will cover the same area as a 600 Watt Metal Halide lamp but produces a wide light spectrum closer to that of the sun and the lamp runs almost completely cool. It's fantastic as supplemental lighting in flowering to increase crop quality. This version (STA 41.01) emits more light in the green and a little more in the blue part of the light spectrum compared to the STA41.02 version but also much less red. The light from the STA 41.01 lamp is also more intense but with reduced lifespan. Therefore the 41.01 should be used with other lighting (such as an HPS light) to provide the red part of the spectrum, particularly during flowering/fruiting. Superb!
- Gavita - Revolutionary garden lighting technology
- 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 wide light spectrum which is close to that of the sun
- This version (STA 41.01) is designed to produce slightly more light in the green and blue parts of the spectrum making it a great supplement to use with HPS-lighting during fruiting/flowering
- Bulb lasts up to 30,000 hours
- Also produces some UVA and UVB which stimulates more essential oil production
- Can also be used in the veg cycle
- Includes lamp and combined ballast & reflector
- Ballast is contained in an air-cooled tube for convenient & efficient heat removal
- 150mm Duct-fan, ducting and fixings required (not included)
1 x Combined 300 Watt Ballast and Reflector with fitted LEP lamp.
How the 300 Watt LEP Works:
LEP (Light Emitting Plasma) lighting systems use 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 very small sweet and they contain a special gas whith produces a light emitting plasma 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 Gavita LEP lamp delivering it's RF energy straight into it. The light produced by the plasma lamp is incredibly intense and the spectrum is much closer to that produced by the sun. However, the 41.01 produces only a little red making this version more suitable for setups where other types of grow-lamp supply the orange-red light.
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. This Gavita 300 Watt plasma light produces more photons than a Metal 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. The ballast is enclosed in a 150mm tube which must be air-cooled with an appropriate size duct-fan and ducting. The Gavita 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 investment that will save you money in the long-run.
How to Use the Gavita Pro 300 Watt LEP:
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. Attach your 150mm duct-fan to the end of the cooling tube using ducting and Duct Clips (not included) so air is sucked through it in the direction indicated on the tube. Although the ballast produces only a small amount of heat, it is still necessary to ensure that the duct-fan is always running when the light is switched on. The air-flow does not need to be very high and adequate cooling will still be achieved with a 150mm duct-fan turned down to minimum with a fan-speed controller. To maintain garden efficiency, make sure that the reflector glass in this Gavita lamp is kept clean.