HID lamps work on the same principle of an electrical current exciting a gas, but in MH lighting this gas is a combination of mercury gas and metal halide. As a result, MH produces an intense, white light that has high luminous efficacy that is 5 times that of an incandescent at 75-100 lumens per watt.
That’s fully twice what a mercury gas lamp can produce on its own and is an impressive output over 5 times what an incandescent bulb produces.
DE lights do require a ballast for operation.
DE lighting has favor with indoor growers because it produces a more natural light than will be found on an HPS lamp.
Even with the explosion of LED light systems on the market DE grow lights remain popular with growers for several reasons.
- Usable UV light produced
- Long bulb life
- Light intensity
- Proven reliable over time
DE grow light systems are also available in single or double units which provides a great deal of flexibility in controlling the width of the light produced.
All in one DE grow light packages provide everything the grower needs in an easy to use format.
DE grow lighting included in the all in one packages are a complete system in a self-contained package. These are easy to use and provide a great deal of flexibility for the individual grower in how they are using the lights.
These are self-ballasted for simple installation and USB compatible.
The all in one units are great for the new grower and for the professional grower looking to ease the workload by simplifying their grow light system. The DE all in one models are plug-in ready and require no additional wiring or work.
The DE all in one have a lot of features to offer.
- Six-way wattage output control: 600W, 750W, 825W, 1000W, and 1150W + PX1 control mode
- Microprocessor control
- High quality commercial design
- LED status indicator
- Internal RF shielding
- End of lamp life signal
The all in one packages make grow light systems simple!
Commercial growers can remove the guesswork and the headaches with a DE grow light kit.
The DE grow light complete kits are specifically designed for commercial use and include everything they would be looking for.
- E-intelligent compatible ballast
- Extra wide throw split reflector
- 1,000-watt DE bulb
- Fan cooled thermal housing
Ballast choice can be tailored to any specific DE system.
It’s difficult to recommend one ballast over another because it all comes down to the light system a grower is planning on using and type of individual ballast you’re considering.
There is no shortage of options.
- Etellegent capabilities
- Select A Watt
- Multi-function commercial ballast
For automated control there are several options of electronic controllers and dimmers on the market which provide reliability and consistency of operation.
All DE lighting work great with the wide array of reflector options.