The best way to increase grow lamp lifespan is to remember when installing a new lamp (bulb), it is highly recommended that you run the lamp continuously for a minimum of 12 hours. This will increase lamp life, lumen maintenance, and stability of the lamp by allowing the gases in the arc tube to becomeContinue reading “Grow Lamp Lifespan: Prolonging Lamp Life”
Category Archives: Lighting Tips
Installing Grow Lamps
When installing grow lamps or removing lamps from a fixture, it is best to use gloves. This will help keep the glass of the lamp clean from dirt and oils which will provide the best output and longevity and protect against any cuts from damaged glass.
Calculating Grow Light Energy Costs
Here is a simple formula for calculating the grow light energy costs of your light. Information to gather: STEP EXAMPLE 1. Get your energy costs in kW/hr from your utility bill. (KW) $0.12 2. Fixture Qty (FQ) 30 3. Bulb Wattage (BW) Use 1 for 1000W, 0.6 for 600W, and 0.4 for 400W .6 4.Continue reading “Calculating Grow Light Energy Costs”
Tips for Grow Light Bulb Replacement
To get the best performance from your bulb, grow light bulb replacement is best at its “economic” life and not when the bulb burns out. Economic life is generally defined as 60% of the “Rated life” of the bulb. This is stated in hours of operation.
Procedures for Grow Lamp Replacement
We recommend following the steps below for grow lamp replacement: Disconnect power to the ballast during grow lamp replacement. Removing/installing a lamp into a powered ballast can cause ballast and/or lamp failure, and is a safety hazard. Always remove power from the ballast before performing any maintenance. Remove and replace the suspected bad lamp with a knownContinue reading “Procedures for Grow Lamp Replacement”
Bench and Bed Indoor Farm Layout is Important
Most indoor farm layout light plans focus on average light levels and acceptable uniformity in the greenhouse. These figures can change significantly based on the spacing between lights and the distance of the lights from the plant canopy. If general information such as the width and length of the greenhouse is the only information providedContinue reading “Bench and Bed Indoor Farm Layout is Important”