GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light
The Telos 0008 is quite simply an awesome 240W LED grow light for an equally impressive price!
The design of the Grow Northern Telos 0008 LED Grow Light is the culmination of many years of plant science research, experience and electrical expertise to find out what works and what doesn't work when raising plants with LED grow lighting. The Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light features a highly robust design and has the potential to produce fantastic crops from its modest 240-Watt power draw. Featuring sealed LED units, which are passively cooled, high powered Cree LEDs and superb full spectrum illumination, the GN Telos 0008 will not disappoint even the most demanding grower. With yields easily equivalent to a similar wattage HPS (perhaps even up to the level of a 400W HPS or 315W CMH), the Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light produces less heat and offers unbeatable reliability to raise and grow healthy plants from start to finish.
- The brainchild of the British LED grow light expert, Daniel Edwards
- Features a superb mix of White and Red Cree LEDs for an ideal spectrum of light
- Incredibly high PAR output of 1.9 µmols per Watt - 449.8 µmols total PPF output per second per Watt
- Holographic optic technology gives a superb, even lighting footprint, covering of up to 1m2
- Completely sealed designed with IP66 rated dust and moisture ingress protection
- Quiet, passive and fanless LED cooling thanks to the large heatsink
- Powered by a Meanwell driver for bomb-proof reliability and long-term peace of mind
- Secondary optics create a superb light spread and canopy coverage
- Modular design allows for future upgrades from Grow Northern as new LED tech becomes available
- Up to 85,000 hours lifespan - nearly 10 years of continuous use!
- 3-year manufacturer's warranty
1x Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 240W LED Grow Light
1x Power cord (3 metres long)
1x Hanging kit
38cm x 25cm x 15.5cm (15" x 10" x 6" approx.)
How the Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light Works:
It's no surprise that in the past growers became very wary of the claims made by LED Grow Light manufacturers. However, the Grow Northern Telos 0008 makes no ridiculous claims. It is quite simply an elegant, well thought out, high quality LED grow light, that produces harvests similar in size to equivalent wattage HPS grow lights, but with far less heat and creates a finer end product due to its amazing spectral output. The Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light boasts far greater long-term reliability and far lower maintenance costs as the Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light will illuminate your growing area for nearly ten years of continuous operation.
The design centres around industry-leading Cree LEDs. While some "full spectrum" LED grow lights employ just white LEDs, others utilise a mixture of Blue and Red LEDs. Daniel Edwards deduced that the most effective spectrum for plant growth and bloom is mostly white light with a generous helping of extra red. This combination maximises growth whilst maintaining great plant health and structure. It is accomplished by incorporating a mix of 75% Cree X-E (White) LEDs and 25% Cree XP-G3 (Red) LEDs to generate huge yields, approaching and often exceeding that of traditional HPS lighting systems:
The LEDs are arranged into 8 clusters containing 12 LEDs each, four of these clusters contain just white LEDs while the other four contain a 50/50 mix of white and red LEDs. The clusters are mounted onto an efficient heatsink which is large enough to cool the LEDs passively without the need for noisy fans, that can burn out with extended use.
To further increase reliability, each of the 3W rated LEDs is slightly under-driven. This means that slightly more LEDs need to be used for the same amount of wattage. Although this makes the GN Telos 0008 slightly larger, the fact that the LEDs are not being driven at full power means that each one is slightly more efficient and also their lifespan is extended. To maintain the theme of reliability in these units, Telos 0008s are powered by the superb Meanwell Power Drive units which are among the best in the industry.
The LED optics utilise cutting edge holographic technology for superbly even light distribution and intensity over an area of up to 1m2:
How to use the Grow Northern GN Telos 0008 LED Grow Light:
To get the most out of your GN Telos 0008, it is best used in a grow space of between 0.75m x 0.75m and 0.9m x 0.9m for short day plants in flowering. If you are growing these types of plants in a 1.2m x 1.2m area, then great results can be had with 2x Grow Northern Telos 0008 LED Grow Lights.
For auto flowering varieties of plants such as tomatoes, chillies, peppers etc. the grow area can be increased to 1m x 1m or even 1.2m x 1.2m.
The GN Telos 0008 includes a hanging kit with strong metal eyelets at each end for easy, secure hanging. We recommend that you use the wire cable and carabiners included with the unit. Alternatively, a pair of sturdy Rope Ratchet Hangers or Jack Chain could be used. Due to the weight of this item (8Kg) it is unsuitable to be hung via easy rolls.
For cuttings, seedlings and young plants, we recommend a hanging height of 1 metre above the canopy.
For larger, well-established vegging plants we recommend a hanging height of 80cm above the canopy.
For plants in the flowering stage we recommend a hanging height of 60cm above the canopy.