Nanolux LEDeX series fixtures have been designed around a modular concept which offers growers the advantage of being able to build bespoke fixtures for there grow room. Grow rooms come in all shapes and sizes and to be able to deliver light to each part of the growing area, evenly and at the desired intensity, light design needs to be adaptable.
The Nanolux LEDex light tracks are available in 3 sizes 2', 4' and 8'. This allows growers to hang light bars in the exact position to illuminate the growing area accurately and efficiently. Intensity can be increased by adding more light bars to the rail, a maximum of 8 on the 4' light track which would deliver a smashing 2400 umol.
Unlike other brands, each Nanolux LEDex light bar has it's own power supply and can be used individually as side lighting and propagation. This will require an additional power lead.
How many will I need?
If we look at a 600w HPS lamp used in 1.2 area (4x4)ft, we know that a Phillips Green power 600w 400v lamp produces 1150 PPF. If we divide that 1150 ppf into 16 (4 x 4 =16ft) we get a sum of 71.875 umol per sq ft. If we then measure the growing area we can see the total number PPF required to match the 600w 400v HPS performance.
A Nanolux LEDex 110w full spectrum light bar produces 300 PPF, which breaks down to 2.76 umol per watt of energy. As we now know that we need 71.875 umol per ft we can easily work out how many light bars are needed to match the 600w 400v performance.
So a room measuring 10' x 10' = 100 sq ft and requires 100 x 71.875 umol of light which is 7187.5 umol in total.
Each Nanolux LEDex 110w light bar produces 300 umol so 7187.50 divided by 300 = 23.95 (24) This gives us the total number of Nanolux light bars needed to illuminate a 10' x 10' grow area at the same intensity as the Phillips Green power 600w 400v lamp. If I wanted to improve on the 600w 400v HPS performance I would add a percentage to this figure and increase the amount of light bars.
Power saving would be 24 x 300w = 2640w for LEDex compared to 6.25 x 600w = 3750w saving 1110w which is about 35%
Nanolux LEDex light bars are available in 5 colours, full spectrum, blue, red, blue/red and UV, so growers can adjust spectrum for different stages of growth. Light bars are quickly and easily changed by releasing the stainless steel clips. The LEDex is compatible with the Nanolux 0-10v controller with features on/off settings, dimming, sunrise/ sunset and maximum temperature dimming.
The Nanolux LEDex allows growers to completely dial in the grow room using endless combinations of light spectrum, intensity and application.