Maxibright Focus Connect 315w CDM Grow Light Kit
Also available as a remote kit: Maxibright Focus Remote 315w CDM Grow Light Kit
Intense Full Spectrum CDM Lighting in a Compact Package, Designed for a 1.2m x 1.2m Space
The Maxibright Focus Connect has been designed as a compact, full fixture unit to bathe your canopy in an intense full spectrum light, giving you strong healthy plants that deliver huge, amazing tasting fruits and crops. This reflector has been designed to give an incredibly even 1.2m x 1.2m footprint, pushing every bit of goodness from your CDM lamp on to your plants.
- Delivers an incredibly even, square footprint, ideal for a 1.2m x 1.2m space
- Made from high quality, robust materials
- A single, incredibly compact full fixture unit
- Complete kit - everything you need to give your plants high quality CDM light
- Gives off 1.9 umols PPF per watt - amazingly efficient!
- Can be used as a standalone unit or as a supplemental lighting source
1 x 315w Lamp of your choice (The Philips GreenPower 930 Elite Agro or Philips MasterColour 942 Daylight)
1 x Maxibright Daylight 315w Ballast (with 2m IEC to 3 pin UK mains cable)
1 x Maxibright Focus Connect Reflector
Full fixture including ballast: 390mm (length) x 300mm (width)
Reflector Only: 300mm (length) x 300mm (width)
3.93kg (Full fixture including reflector, lamp, ballast and cable)
How the Maxibright Daylight Focus Connect 315w CDM Grow Light Kit Works:
CDM lamps produce an incredibly intense full spectrum light that plants love, so which lamp should I use?
Philips GreenPower 930 Elite Agro CDM Lamp
The 315w Philips GreenPower 930 Elite Agro CDM Lamp is perfect for flowering/fruiting as it has a very high PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) which a way of quantifying the amount of light that plants can actually use.
Philips MasterColour 942 Daylight CDM Lamp
We recommend using the The Philips MasterColour 942 Daylight CDM Lamp during veg growth which gives off a crisp white light, producing an amazing rate of growth, good branching and very short internode length.
The black line in the graphs above represents the "McCree Curve", which gives a relative indication of how efficiently a plant uses the different colours in the light spectrum to photosynthesise with.
To learn more about our light spectrum graphs and how the affect your plant check out our blog.
The Focus connect reflector has been specifically designed to deliver an even, square spread of high intensity light down to your canopy, it's incredibly well designed, and offers one of the best 'light on target' ratings of any competitive reflector, rivalling that of even the Sunlight Supply LEC but at a lower cost.
The Ballast, a Maxibright Daylight 315w has all the incredible features of the DigiLight range but additionally is designed to get the best out of the Philips 315w lamp of your choosing included in the kit. The ballast features Soft-Start technology to help avoid nuisance-tripping on start-up, particularly if you have more than one of these units starting up at the same time. On top of that, the Daylight ballast includes end-of-lamp-life detection, dynamic frequency control, short-circuit detection, thermal protection and auto-reset. The unit runs silently and is reasonably light weight.
How to use the Maxibright Daylight Focus Connect 315w CDM Grow Light Kit:
Simply hang the reflector with the ballast attached and lamp inserted over the centre of the grow-space at an appropriate height using easy rolls, rope ratchet hangers or jack chain. Always screw the lamp into the lamp-holder in your reflector as tightly as possible by gripping the lamp with a clean, dry cloth. If the lamp is not screwed in as tightly as possible, arcing can occur between the centre contact of the lamp and the lamp-holder. This melts the solder contact on the bottom of the lamp, causing damage and making it un-usable. Make sure that the lamp is clean and completely free of fingerprints and other contaminants.
Connect the input lead of your reflector to the output lead of the ballast ensuring the cable is not pulled tight and does not encounter anything hot (e.g. lamp, reflector, ballast).
The wattage of your ballast MUST match the wattage of the lamp you are using or there will be a high risk of fires or equipment damage. Only use the Focus Connect ballast that comes with this kit for firing up the CDM lamps. Never use a HPS or MH ballast with CDM lamps. Connect the mains plug into an electrical outlet socket and switch on. The ballast will start-up and light the lamp.
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 FAILURE!
If the above is not adhered to, lamp warranty claims will be void.
Warning: When CDM HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps are switched on they run extremely hot. As with all HID lamps 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.