Philips GreenPower 1000 Watt EL DE - Gavita Pro 1000w Compatible Lamp
Greenpower - The Lamp of Choice for Professional Horticulturalists
Philips Greenpower lamps are the most trusted lamps in the industry - that's why they're used in huge commerical greenhouses all over the world. Greenpower lamps run more intensely than pretty much any other lamp out there, while producing a wide band of red light that your plants will love during bloom.
- Compatible with an array of lighting fixtures, including the Gavita, Dimlux, DLI and Omega
- Doesn't need to be replaced every grow - lasts for a full year
- Produces more light than traditional 1000w lamps
- Runs cooler than standard HPS
- Increased yields compared to standard HPS
- Delivers a broader spectrum of usable light
- Utilizes 400v technology on a 230 volt domestic mains supply
1 x Philips GreenPower 1000 Watt EL DE
How the 1000 Watt EL DE Lamp Works
Used by the grow industry, professional 400 Volt HPS lamps have a number of key benefits which makes them superior to standard HPS lamps - even ones being run from top-quality digital ballasts.
The output colour spectrum of this lamp:
The black line in the graph 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.
A 400 Volt HPS lamp is much more efficient than a standard HPS lamp. Both systems consume 1000 Watts and therefore cost exactly the same to run but the Pro HPS lamps run at a higher voltage and a lower current. 400 Volt Pro HPS lamps produce more light for the same power consumption and will give at least 10% higher yield compared to even the best standard HPS systems. In fact, when they are seen side-by-side, the HPS Pro lamps are noticeably brighter, run cooler and the light they produce is slightly whiter. So in addition to them giving a higher yield, plants grown under a 400 Volt Pro HPS are healthier, happier and are at less risk of heat damage too.
The way that the system works is that UK mains power (230 Volts) is fed directly to the combined ballast and reflector via a standard mains power lead. The special ballast then converts the mains electricity to drive the special double ended 400 Volt / 1000 Watt EL lamp.
400 Volt / 1000 Watt Pro HPS Philips Greenpower lamps maintain their efficiency and light output for much longer than standard HPS lamps. In fact, they will normally last at least a year before they need to be changed out. It should be noted that normal HPS lamps and 400 Volt Pro HPS lamps are NOT interchangeable with different ballasts. Standard HPS lamps should only be used with standard or digital 230 Volt ballasts. 400 Volt Pro HPS lamps should only be used in lighting systems with a 400 Volt Pro HPS ballast like with this Gavita product.
Using the Philips GreenPower 1000 Watt EL DE Lamp:
This lamp is a like-for-like compatible for that supplied with the Gavita Pro 400 Volt / 1000 Watt HPS Lighting Kit.
Always turn the power off at the mains supply before performing maintenance on any lighting equipment.
Lift the Gavita Pro 1000w so that its underside can comfortably be reached, using your hanging equipment. To remove the original lamp, you will first need to locate the two plastic sliders that secure it in place. Move one of the sliders to the outer edge of the unit, by gently applying pressure to the inside edge of the slider while holding the lamp in position. Still holding the lamp, move the other slider outwards and carefully lower it from its housing. The original lamp can then be disposed of safely.
Remove the 1000w EL DE lamp from its box using a clean anti-static cloth to ensure that no grease or dirt makes contact with the glass. Fingerprints and impurities can dramatically lower the efficiency of your lighting equipment. Fitting the new lamp is as simple as removing the original. Position the lamp so that the two wires either side sit inside the housing and move the sliders back into their inside position to secure it in place. An image can be found above that shows which way round to fit it. A small square can be seen on one side of the lamp - this side needs to go closest to the ballast and the other side goes closest to the outer edge of your reflector.
Once you are sure that the lamp has been properly fitted, power may be turned back on, remembering to re-adjust timers if necessary.
Fitting your Double Ended Lamp
To fit your double ended lamp correctly see the image below
Ensure that you follow manufacturer's guidelines when fitting your double ended lamp, as incorrect fitting will result in damage. This damage is NOT covered under the manufacturer's warranty.