There is a switch on the top of the light to allow you to change between growth and generative modes. The smart booster has two sets of chips and changes which chip set is utilised in either mode.
Yes, for photoperiod extension or early stage propagation they can be used alone. However, it would not be recommended to use a BOOSTER alone for any other growing stage.
The units were developed to negate the shortfalls that are found when using HPS systems as full term lighting. There would not be any major benefits of using along side MH other than improving the distribution of light.
The Spectron BOOSTERS will run for 25000 hours until 90% performance.
The BLUVEGETATOR uses 23 Watts, the FRPENETRATOR 22 Watts and the SMART BOOSTER 22-25Watts
That all depends on the height it is set at. Please view the spec sheet for spread vs height graphs.
SMART BOOSTER 45°
PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation ) this is a wavelength between 400nm to 700nm the light needed for plant development. Increasing energy in the PAR range increases plant photosynthesis. This is measured in moles (µmol) using a quantum meter.
PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) is a measurement of the total photons produced by a light source, usually per second (µmol/s)
PPFD (photosynthetic photon flux density) is the number of photons hitting a surface (such as a leaf) and is usually given as photosynthetic photons per metre squared per second (µmol/m²/s) this is the important one for growers as it is a measurement of the usable energy for the plant. Be careful where this measurement is taken, always measure this at the main plant canopy level.
1 mole of photons = 6.02 x 10²³ photons which is an unimaginably large number. Therefore, to simplify this you’ll see figures referring to MicroMoles (µmol/s)
The Spectron Boosters have a 220cm lead with a UK 3 pin plug. We advise using a LUMii Contactor to connect to the power supply, which also allows you to set times to turn on and off.