GN Telos LED Grow Lights
The Telos 0006, 0008 & 0010 are quite simply awesome LED grow lights for an equally impressive price!
The design of the Grow Northern Telos LED Grow Lights are 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 LED Grow Lights feature a highly robust design and have the potential to produce fantastic crops from their modest power draw. This is due to their incredible efficiency at converting electrical power into PAR light (2+ µmols per watt). Featuring sealed LED units, which are passively cooled, high powered Cree LEDs and superb full spectrum illumination, the GN Telos LED grow lights will not disappoint even the most demanding grower. With yields easily equivalent to similar or greater wattage HPS, the Grow Northern GN Telos LED Grow Lights produce less heat and offer 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 light output of 2+ µmols per Watt
- Choice of 3 models: The Telos 0006 (180W), Telos 0008 (240W) and the Telos 0010 (300W)
- Holographic optic technology gives a superb, even lighting footprint
- Completely sealed design 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 Your choice of Grow Northern GN Telos LED Grow Light
1x Power cord (3 metres long)
1x Hanging kit
Telos 0008: 8 kg, Telos 0010: 10Kg
How the Grow Northern GN Telos LED Grow Lights Work:
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 LED grow lights make no ridiculous claims. They are quite simply elegant, well thought out, high quality LED grow lights that produce harvests similar or greater in size to equivalent wattage HPS grow lights. However, they generate far less heat and create a finer end product due to their amazing spectral output. The Grow Northern GN Telos LED Grow Lights boast far greater long-term reliability and far lower maintenance costs as the Grow Northern GN Telos 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 produce huge yields, approaching and often exceeding that of traditional HPS lighting systems:
The LEDs are arranged into clusters containing 12 LEDs each, half of these clusters contain just white LEDs while the other half 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 are slightly under-driven. Initially, that might sound surprising. However, there are actually very good reasons for doing this. It does mean that slightly more LEDs need to be used for the same amount of wattage and this makes the GN Telos's slightly larger, but the fact that the LEDs are not being driven at full power means that each one is actually slightly more efficient and also that their lifespan is extended. To maintain the theme of reliability, Telos units 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. Here is the lighting footprint for a GN Telos 0008 over an area of 1m2:
Lighting footprint for a GN Telos 0010 over an area of 1.2m2:
How to use the Grow Northern GN Telos LED Grow Lights:
To get the most out of your GN Telos Grow Light, it is best used in a grow space or grow tent of between:
GN Telos 0008: 0.75m x 0.75m and 1.0m x 1.0m
GN Telos 0010: 1.0m x 1.0m and 1.2m x 1.2m
We have also heard from several growers that great results can be had with 2x Grow Northern Telos 0008 LED Grow Lights in a 1.2m x 1.2m area.
For auto flowering varieties of plants such as tomatoes, chillies, peppers etc. the grow areas suggested above can be slightly increased
The GN Telos grow lights include 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 these items they are 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.