Not only is this double ended reflector affordable, it's our favorite choice for installations in rooms with standard 8' ceilings. In a typical setup with two lights over a 4' x 8' area, you will find that the light directly underneath the lamp is too strong for the plants, often causing the leaves to yellow, while the light around perimeter of the area isn't strong enough. What's great about this reflector is that it is so wide, it covers the long edges of the area very well. Instead of positioning the reflectors in the center of each 4' x 4' square we recommend that you push them away from each other, so that they are almost at the edges of the 8' area. This is due to the fact that the DE lamp produces so much plant-usable light that instead the "hot spot" forming underneath the lamps, it actually forms directly between the two reflectors. When you spread them out you do two things. First, you increase the amount of light available at the ends of the 8' area. Second, the hot spot between the two lights is eliminated. We've actually setup test rooms with 4' x 8' trays and two lights above each tray. They we walked the length of the trays with our PAR meter to test the actual peaks and valleys in the light throw. The tray with the Agrotech Magnum reflectors actually produced the most even light spread we've ever seen. In addition, the most common feedback we get from customers using these reflectors is that they never have to turn the lights up past 750 watts, yet they achieve better results than their old 1000 watt single ended systems. Better yields and a 25% savings in electricity - an absolute win/win situation. This reflector is very lightweight and ships unassembled, which means that although it is a very large reflector, it's less expensive to ship than most of the other reflectors we offer.
Reflectors like the ones used in the Gavita and ePapillon are designed for greenhouse use, where they are used to only supplement natural sunlight by increasing the number of hours of light the plants receive. Reflectors like the Agrotech Magnum are designed for indoor use, where they are used as the only source of light. Systems like the Gavita utilize very small reflectors which produce a very narrow cone of light. The reason for this is that they are mounted very high above the canopy (usually 8' or more); at this height, the narrow cone is at it's widest so it is able to cover a large area. The other reason for the tiny reflector is that since these lights are only on for a very small number of hours each year, they don't want a big grow room-style reflector blocking all the natural sunlight during long periods of time the lights are turned off.
These greenhouse fixtures also have the ballast attached to the reflector. The reason for this has to do with installation. When you're installing thousands of fixtures in large greenhouse structures you want a compact system that you simply have to hook onto the supporting structure and plug into an outlet box. Having to deal with a remote ballast and lamp cord would add significant time and labor costs and would serve no purpose since it's impossible to locate the ballasts outside these massive structures (there is a limit to how far the ballast can be from the reflector without misfiring the lamp). In a grow room we want the exact opposite. We want the ballast (if possible) to be located outside the grow room because it produces a significant amount of heat that would increase the amount of HVAC equipment necessary to cool the room, as well as increasing the monthly electric bill. This is why most experienced growers choose DE lighting systems that utilize remote ballasts, and reflectors that are designed for the purpose they are actually using them for.
Made specifically for Double Ended 1000w HPS horticulture lamps. Unique T32.5 Double Ended lamp construction allows for maximum optical efficiency and improved ignition behavior (horizontal operation only). Improved PAR value and lumen/PAR maintenance (up to 90% PAR maintenance at 10k hr). Full spectrum lamp with a focus on the red component for increased photosynthetic response. Specifically designed for use with Ultra High Frequency electronic ballasts. Double Ended lamp specific locking sockets ensure optimal lamp placement and support in the reflector. 95% reflective German aluminum offers excellent reflectivity and diffusion. Comes unassembled and easily sets up in minutes. New industry first detachable 15' lamp cord at the reflector and at the ballast. Does not accept glass.
*Double ended 1000w HPS lamps get extremely hot - users need to be cautious during operation and/or lamp replacement.
|Dimensional/Billable Weight (lbs)||9.5|
|Actual Product Weight||9.5|
|Vendor Item #||904855|
|Reflector Type||Double Ended (DE)|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$181.95|