By Darrin Dow
Planting year round, indoor gardens just got easier thanks to an old lighting technology that has been reintroduced to gardeners. Using Nikola Tesla inspired technology; induction lighting has quickly become the most cost effective lighting solution to power indoor gardens and green houses. Now you can provide your plants a full spectrum of quality light and use half the wattage of traditional grow lights. Best of all is each induction lamp is tested for 100,000 burning hours and maintains 90% lumen output at 60,000 hours.
Based out of Central Oregon, Smart Grow Technologies has pioneered a premier line of induction lighting solutions. Each Smart Grow Lamp maximizes the induction light coverage with high quality reflectors and vented hoods featuring premium, 95% polished reflective aluminum.
Indoor gardening made easy. “Our lamps were designed with the average grower in mind. Even with little to no growing experience, anyone can easily set up an indoor lighting system that delivers professional results. Just hang them up an plug them in. Our Smart Grow Lamps are that easy.” – Production Manager, Jesse Ebeling
Low temperature reduces energy costs even more. Induction lamps burn at 200 degrees vs. 900-1800 degrees which result in much less venting and cooling expenses. Plants respond to lower heat with less nutrient & H2O depletion due to evaporation. Smart Grow Lamps takes pride in providing lamps with the lowest mercury by 1300%+ vs. other light sources. Smallest amount of PCB output and 100% recyclable lamp makes induction the clear choice for safe green energy.
It’s not uncommon to take a grow room using 6000 watts and replace it with 2500 watts of induction light combined with our powerful reflectors and hoods and still produce the same amount of yield. With those kinds of energy savings it’s easy to see why induction is gaining fast in popularity. The natural blue light that induction produces as the source and phosphor blend coating combine for vegetative PAR spectrum ideal for leafy greens as well as propagation, cloning and vegetative grow stages. Induction also produces IR and UV light. There is one limitation to the level that induction can produce for commercial bloom results. The inability to add red and far red light. The phosphor coatings used to produce the desired red wavelength drastically reduces the lumen output. The reduction in lumens per watt is counterproductive to creating bloom. Hybrid solutions using LED and Induction were created to enhance bloom results.