Light-emitting ceramic technology offers many benefits over traditional HID lighting, including reduced heat output, more optimal spectral range and reduced power usage. Read below to learn how you can save time, money and frustration while increasing yields with LEC lights from Sun System!
For decades traditional HPS and MH bulbs have been the standard for many growers but these days there are many new options available. Sun System has been developing Light Emitting Ceramic lights for years and they offer many unique benefits over both traditional lighting and newer technologies like LED and plasma. Because LECs run cooler, use fewer watts, and provide full spectrum light penetration, many growers have been blown away by the performance, cost savings and longevity of these new lights. They are great for small spaces like grow tents due to their low heat output, but also make great commercial fixtures with their long lamp life and reliable spectral maintenance.
These lights are cool! Known as Ceramic Discharge Metal Halides these unique lamps produce intense light at about half the watts of traditional MH or HPS bulbs. This allows you to cover the same grow space with an equivalent amount of light while cutting wattage use in half! Since these bulbs run cooler, there is no need for additional fixture ventilation, reducing hassle, energy use and noise.
Save on your energy bills by reducing the total wattage needed to grow! These lights will easily pay for themselves with energy savings in no time.
Get rid of that extra duct-work, these lights run much cooler than traditional HID lights making it easier to control garden temps and allowing you to position the light closer to the canopy top.
~ CaliGrown a Hydrobuilder Customer
LEC or “CDM” lamps provide a wider spectral range including many more wavelengths in the UV and far red regions. This provides more PPFD than traditional HID lighting promoting vigorous plant growth. With the wide spectrum offered from the 3100K Phillips Lamp you can use one lamp for full-cycle growing. These lamps also make great supplemental fixtures for gardens with traditional HID lighting and will help to broaden the total spectrum increasing growth and flower quality in late-stage growth. Also available is a 4,200K bulb perfect for those using these lights in a veg room. The clean, white light is also easier to work under than the more purple light many LED’s produce, helping you identify nutrient or pest issues much faster!
Nearly identical to sunlight, LEC light makes monitoring plant health easier. No need for goofy glasses!
No more switching out bulbs mid-cycle! The available 3,100K bulb will work great all the way through your grow.
Far outlasting MH and HPS bulbs, LEC’s extended lamp life will make your life easier with fewer lamp replacements each year. The unique characteristics of these lamps also increases the lumen and spectral maintenance meaning your light quality will remain optimal much longer than with traditional MH or HPS lamps. These lamps do require specific square-wave ballasts to work correctly, so Sun System made it easy by including them in the fixture itself. This makes garden layout easier and ensures your lamps will continue to provide powerful full-spectrum light for its entire rated life. A remote-ballast model is also available.
Each Sun System LEC fixture comes complete with a Phillips Green Power Master CDM lamp with a rated life of 20,000 hours.
Great Lumen Maintenance of 90% at 8,000 hours, and 85% at 20,000!
The largest of Sun System’s LEC Grow lights is the Grow Beast which combines two 315 Watt LEC lamps with a 600 or 1000 Watt double-ended HPS lamp to create an intense combination of technology providing ample light penetration and a broad spectrum of wavelengths. The two vertically mounted 315 LECs in the Grow Beast provide ample lumens and spectrum for vegetative growth as well as during flowering. When it’s time to crank up the power during flowering the DE HPS light can be fired and the reflector raised to broaden the total spectrum and increase production during the later stages of growth. Together it makes for a perfect package for those looking to save space and money by combining three lights into one!
Combining two vertically hung 315 Watt LECs and one Double-Ended HPS brings together two great spectrums and tremendous light penetration.
Total combined lighting footprint for the Grow Beast was designed to perfectly light a standard 4' x 8' tray.
Because LEC lights produce such little heat, they make a great choice for indoor grow tents where heat control is a major concern. The Diamond Series LEC's from Sun System are specifically designed for grow tents or where space is limited and feature a low profile design. The Diamond 315 Watt fixture works great for smaller tents up to 3' x 3', while larger tents benefit from the dual-lamp 630 Watt Diamond fixture. For those wishing to take advantage of C02 generators in a sealed tent, the lower-temperature benefit of LECs really starts to shine. We have created special grow tent packages including the Sun System LEC lights here at Hydrobuilder to help you save time and money.
Sun System has developed five models of fixtures, each available with either the 3,100K or 4,200K lamps giving you tons of options to optimize your garden lighting. Learn more about each model below:
These models are great for smaller tents and grow spaces. Each light will adequately cover a 3' x 3' footprint and you can combine multiple lights to cover larger grow areas.
These larger fixtures are great for covering larger tents and grow spaces up to 4' x 4'. They also enable the combination of the two bulb spectrums available (3,100K and 4,200K) to provide a broader spectrum. Combine multiple models to cover larger spaces easily.
The All-New Diamond Series from Sun System LEC are specifically designed for use in grow tents or situations where space is limited. These low profile fixtures optimize space and maximize yields while only using 315 watts. Each light will adequately cover a 3' x 3' footprint and you can combine multiple lights to cover larger grow areas.
The All-New 630 Watt Diamond Series fixtures from Sun System LEC are perfect for 4' x 4' grow tents or areas with limited space. These also enable the combination of the two bulb spectrums available (3,100K and 4,200K) to provide a broader spectrum. Combine multiple models to cover larger spaces easily.
These air-cooled LEC fixtures are perfect for grow tents or grow spaces where heat is an issue. Hook up flexible ducting to either end and equip an inline fan and you are all good to go!
The unique reflector design of these units make them great for larger commercial-style grow spaces with higher ceilings enabling the lights to be placed higher above the canopy.
These lights enable growers to place the ballast in a remote location, enabling different wiring hookup options. The reflector shape and design is identicle to the standard 315 models.