Dimlux Expert Series 1000w 400V Full Fixture
The Dimlux expert series are an extremely high-quality grow light, purposely designed for the indoor grower. They deliver all the high PAR output of commercial grade, professional lights but have been tailored and customised for indoor gardens. You have an extra few inch to play with, as the ballast has a slimline profile. The reflector also provides an excellent footprint of light for the indoor grow room. Finally, the high-quality Phillips Greenpower 400v lamps have some of the highest quality and intensity of light on the market.
When connected to a Maxi Controller, you have unparalleled control of your Expert Series. An infra-red camera constantly monitors the leaf surface temperature and will dim the light accordingly, ensuring your plants never suffer from excessive transpiration. Up to 160 banks of lights can be controlled from a single controller, this includes darkness hours, sunset/sunrise times plus more. This unit offers you incredible controlling capabilities straight out of the box.
How does the Dimlux Expert Series 1000w 400V Full Fixture work?
There are a number of key features to this unit that make these units so impressive. The unit itself if optimally balanced, making it very easy to hang and a level height. Each aspect of the unit has been designed and refined in their own way.
The ballast design is very unique, especially for the grow room environment. The low-profile fixture allows you to get as much height as you need in your grow room. The cooling fins have been designed to ensure the electronics inside remain as cool as possible, essentially expanding the life span. It also has the widest manual dimming range of any ballast, 7 different dim point including the option of a 15% overdrive.
The reflector is exceptionally unique in its design and far removed from the conventional principle of diffuse reflectors, other brands use. Instead of the reflector causing several internal reflections before it reaches your plants, the Dimlux works on a single bounce principle, therefore it only ever hits the reflector once. A beam of light loses around 2-3% intensity each time it is reflected from a surface. So, with these units you are truly getting the most effective light emitted from the lamp.
The Dimlux Expert Series steps your 240v power supply up to 400v, to power the Phillips Greenpower lamps, the ultimate in professional lighting fixtures. The light emitted by these lamps is at least 10% extra when compared to traditional 240v. This therefore translates into 10% added yield. You are provided with a better-quality spectrum of light as well as a higher output, resulting in a much greater harvest quality, with improved flower structure and increased production of terpenes and essential oils.
How to use the Dimlux Expert Series 1000w 400V Full Fixture?
There is nothing to assemble when you buy these fixtures, simply hang up, plug it into the appropriate timer or the Maxi Controller and you are ready. You must consider the distance from the reflector to the canopy when hanging these lights. When hanging up multiple lights, the distance between the fixtures/how much over-lap of light you have also needs to be taken into account. In both cases the age of the plant will also require you to adjust lamp heights throughout the grow cycle as they harden off and grow a larger mass. Typically, as a very rough guideline, a 600w light will require a distance of around 40-50cm from the crop and a 1000w light requiring around 70-80cm from the canopy.
With up to 7 settings on this fixture, you can dim and even boost your lights by 15% on the 600w unit and 20% on the 1000w unit. With a simple twist of the knob, you can respond immediately to your plants during their different cycles. If you want to exploit the true power of these lights, you should use them alongside the Maxi Controller.
While HPS deliver the most efficient and highest outputs of grow lights, it is always advisable to use them alongside supplemental lighting to improve the overall quality of light. Dimlux ceramic metal halide lights make a fantastic option for supplemental lights and make a huge difference to the overall quality of harvest.