CMH/LEC Develop Lamps – Alchimia weblog


It is undeniable that the cannabis market has evolved at a dizzying pace more than the final decade, with a multitude of new genetics and merchandise that we couldn’t even consider a couple of years ago. A clear instance of this is the new CMH (Ceramic Metal Halide) technologies in illumination for indoor cultivation, also identified as LEC (Light Emitting Ceramic). Primarily based on the style of standard higher intensity discharge bulbs, these new lamps are revolutionary for replacing the quartz made use of in the familiar metal halide bulbs with a ceramic element, which supplies a series of positive aspects, specifically in terms of width of the light spectrum and far better use of light, which translates into larger harvests.

The explanation is straightforward: CMH LEC lighting systems emit a spectrum of light that is considerably closer to organic light than any other bulb on the marketplace, with an unrivalled richness in the distinct wavelengths and that ranges from UV to far red. It is, in a manner of speaking, the great artificial light for cultivating plants indoors, rising photosynthesis and reaching yields of 1.five grams per watt in the case of cannabis, and with a larger production of terpenes! In addition, and as you will see beneath, some of the largest brands in the illumination enterprise currently present their personal CMH gear, which in itself is a assure of its effectiveness.

Lumatek Aurora CMH 315W, technologies &amp efficiency

CMH LEC Nanolux CMH/LEC develop lamps

The renowned manufacturer of lamps and ballasts for indoor cultivation Nanolux has entered totally into the worlds of higher top quality CMH lamps. Like all the other selections that we present right here, these devices are constructed with the electronic ballast mounted subsequent to the reflector, which is an benefit in terms of comfort (not needing to have the ballast outdoors the develop location) and efficiency of the gear (the shorter the distance among ballast and bulb, the far better the efficiency of the lamp).

As you can see, with the CMH LEC technologies we can uncover bulbs with two varieties of light spectrum: the 3100K bulbs (great for flowering) and the 4200K bulbs (appropriate for the comprehensive cycle of the plants). Nevertheless, it is essential to don’t forget that you can illuminate a develop from start off to finish with either of thess two spectra without having any challenge, and with fantastic outcomes.

Spectrum of the Nanolux 315w CMH LEC bulbs

Spectrum of the Nanolux 315w CMH LEC bulbs (Supply: Nanolux)


In terms of energy rating, Nanolux delivers 315w and 1000w DE (Double Ended, double-cap) lamps, covering the demands of each the domestic grower and the most demanding of experts. The Nanolux CMH 315w bulbs can be bought, as we have stated, in each 3100K and 4200K, and the exact same applies to the Nanolux CMH 1000w DE bulbs. These bulbs are made use of in all of the Nanolux CMH comprehensive kits, that is, the sets like every little thing necessary, prepared to plug in: bulb, reflector, bulb holder, electronic ballast and energy cable. Of course, they can also be fitted in CMH systems of other brands.

The very first, and smallest lamp of the variety is the Nanolux 315w CMH LEC Fixture, which straight away catches the eye for the vertical position of the bulb. This, collectively with the 97% reflection accomplished by the material made use of to manufacture the reflector, guarantees a much more even diffusion of the light more than the plants, which in turn translates into much more flower production in the locations that are furthest from the light and that ordinarily create significantly significantly less than the buds closer to the lamp. The low frequency digital ballast is constructed into one particular side of the reflector, which as we know increases its efficiency.

CMH 315w bulb (below) y double-ended (above)

CMH 315w bulb (beneath) y double-ended (above)

The second alternative is the Nanolux CMH LEC 630W Fixture, which thanks to its versatile style permits the use of two 315W bulbs of either of the two out there spectra, 3K (3100K) or 4K (4200K). In this way growers can set up two 3K bulbs, two 4K bulbs, or one particular of each and every, and based on their demands or the stage of the plants improvement, they can customise the variety of spectrum as they see ideal. In addition, this gear can be connected to the Nanolux Cloud Handle Technique by way of an app, supplying even much more manage to the user.

Ultimately, Nanolux proposes its most highly effective lamp, the Nanolux CMH LEC 1000w. This lamp utilizes a double-ended 1000w CMH LEC bulb, whose energy output can be controlled through the adjustable digital ballast constructed into the reflector. In this way, the grower can decide on to operate the lamp at distinct outputs (500w, 750w, 875w or 1000w), which permits us to use the exact same gear from the starting to the finish of the crop, as nicely as lowering the electric energy consumption according to demands (heat, plant transpiration, and so on).

The Nanolux 315W CMH has the bulb fitted in a vertical position

The Nanolux 315W CMH has the bulb fitted in a vertical position

Lumatek CMH/LEC develop lamps

One more of the major brands in the agricultural illumination sector, Lumatek, has also presented its new CMH gear, which, with the building of these new lamps brings collectively the most up-to-date technologies, the fantastic options and higher top quality of this nicely-identified brand. A single of the major options of the Lumatek CMH Aurora 315w LEC 3100K is the possibility of regulating the output (some thing not normally observed in 315W gear) from 50% to 100% in 10% intervals. This versatility tends to make them great each for the development of tiny seedlings and for the flowering of adult specimens.

Lumatek delivers – like Nanolux – a 630w unit, the Lumatek Tekken Pro 630w LEC CMH 3100K. Nevertheless, in this case the light supply is not two 315W bulbs but alternatively is one particular double-ended 630w DE CMH bulb. As in the earlier kit, the adjustable digital ballast offers us manage more than the output energy, in this case 80%, 90% or 100%. In addition, it has connections for use with the Lumatek controller, identified as Lumatek Digital Panel. Without the need of a doubt, Lumatek is after once more at the forefront of illumination thanks to these two splendid develop lamps!

Newlite CMH/LEC develop lamps

Final but not least, we present the most up-to-date innovations in CMH/LEC lamps from Newlite. As in the earlier case, we uncover ourselves with a 315w lamp and a 630w lamp. The Newlite 315w CMH/LEC lighting kit has a lightweight digital ballast (not dimmable) coupled to the German-created Alanod reflector and can be bought with a 3K bulb, 4K bulb or without having a bulb.

For its portion, the Newlite 63ow CMH/LEC lighting technique utilizes a 3K or 4K DE (double ended) 630w bulb, like the Lumatek Tekken. This new variety of bulb has a reduce thermal index, which combined with a larger PAR output than standard bulbs tends to make them much more effective than two 315w bulbs. On the other hand, and as we’ve currently observed, the benefit of units with two x 315w bulbs lies in the possibility of employing each spectra (3K and 4K) in the exact same lamp.

As you can see, the option of CMH/LEC lamps increases by the day, with much more and much more companies picking out this new variety of lighting technologies for indoor increasing, and also as assistance for organic light for plantations grown in significant greenhouses. We encourage you to attempt them, we’ve currently accomplished it and we can undoubtedly say that the outcomes do not disappoint, every little thing points to them getting the future of higher intensity discharge lamps for indoor grows.

Delighted harvests!


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