How does the SMART BOOSTER switch between spectra?

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.

Can you use the BOOSTERS on their own?

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.

Can you use alongside Metal Halide lamps?

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.

What is the Running life?

The Spectron BOOSTERS  will run for 25000 hours until 90% performance.

What is the power consumption?

The BLUVEGETATOR uses 23 Watts, the FRPENETRATOR 22 Watts and the SMART BOOSTER 22-25Watts

What is the light spread?

That all depends on the height it is set at. Please view the spec sheet for spread vs height graphs.

What are the angles for Spectron?

BLUVEGETATOR 30°

FRPENETRATOR 30°

SMART BOOSTER 45°

What is PAR?

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.

What is PPF?

PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) is a measurement of the total photons produced by a light source, usually per second (µmol/s)

What is PPFD?

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.

What is a µmol?

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)

How do we connect the Spectron LED Boosters?

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.