The Lumatek Range of E-Ballasts are extremely power efficient and is seen as one of the major advantages in comparison to Magnetic Ballasts. All Lumateks incorporate Soft Start technology and have very low start up currents (Amps). This is a huge advantage for growers using multiple ballasts and allows more to be turned on at one time off a single circuit or timer.
Most timers have 10-15amp contacts and can usually only handle 2 x 600W magnetic ballasts (4.8amp each) at a time before the contacts go and you will find your timers don’t turn on or off, or you blow a circuit fuse. With the Lumatek 600W ballasts you can start up as many as 4x 600W E-Ballasts at a time (1.8Amp) off a single timer but will eventually work up to 2.5-2.75amp running current.
Many happy growers are already reporting huge savings on their power bills. In addition to the many benefits, Lumatek has now released the new Super Lumen digital in both 400W and 600W units. This new added feature is a super lumen switch that when activated boosts lumen output by a further 10% while only marginally using more power. The super lumen switch is only recommended to be used with HPS lamps and should be in the off position when using M.H Globes. The extra light output is directly related to a 10% increase in plant yield, while still using a lot less power than old style magnetic.
NEW PRODUCT INFO REGARDING THE LUMATEK ULTIMATE PRO 600W-400W – 400V BALLAST AND GLOBE ALL IN ONE KIT!!!!
Lumatek ultimate pro 600w 400v ballast kit *now includes the awesome ge lucalox psl 400v /600w el (for 400v digital ballasts)
This is what we’ve been dreaming about for some time now! as most of us have been successfully running digital ballasts for over 5 yrs now and already have perfectly tuned multi cool tube set ups that look (and run) “cooler” than a nasa space capsule and we really didn’t want to completely change ” what works” but drool over the results from the amazing wave of new 400v proline gavita’s and epapillon pro 400v fixtures
Now we have a “plug and play” replacement for our old digital (or mag) ballasts in this new unit that is the new tech 400v digital professional system
Simply replace the old with the latest and be bathed in the closest spectrum to sunlight ever achieved!
the lumatek ultimate pro 600 has been specifically designed to help the hobby-grower access the benefits of using electronics to control and power both 240v mh/hps and professional 400volt hps horticultural lamps. The lumatek ultimate pro automatically detects the lamp connected and then powers that light. a ge lucalox psl 400v /600w el is supplied with the ballast.
The 400v lamps are superior to the 240v lamps traditionally used in the hobby hydroponics and indoor garden markets due to their increased efficiency and greater par spectrum output. photosynthetic active radiation (par) refers to the part of the light spectrum that plants actually use to photosynthesize and make energy to grow.
Key specifications/special features:
lumatek ultimate professional 600w 400v electronic ballast for use with 400v and 240v hps/mh horticultural grow lamps includes ge lucalox psl 400v /600w el in the box! Size l x w x h (mm): 310 x 114 x 81 Weight (kg): 3.0 Case: graduated fin aluminium Dimming range (w): 400w – 400sl – 600w – 600sl (sl = ~10% boost) Mains supply voltage: 240v 50hz Input current(a): 2.7 Input power (w): 630 Output power (w): 600 Operating frequency (khz): 120 Power factor: 0.99 Thd(%): <7
Plant and yield benefits of 400v lighting
In summary 400v lighting produces more light (par) within the 400-700nm spectrum range which plants can actually uptake resulting in a guaranteed increase in yields.
Where the red spectrum like traditional hps lamps is optimal for bulk photon intensity and heavy flower development, the blue spectrum also has many benefits for plant growth and resin production.
400v lighting gives you much more intense blue spectrum similar to mh lamps while still producing the bulk photons in red’s similar to an hps lamp. This enhanced blue and even purple spectrum provides many structural and quality benefits
10% increase in par (actual photons available for fusion/growth) and micromoles (photons/sec) meaning increased light
Greatly increased spectrum distribution closer to full spectrum sunlight
Enhanced blues provide shorter internodes for more compact plants and larger connected flower formations that ooze with essential oil production that’s off the charts!
More chlorophyll production, larger leaves with more petals ( organic solar panels )and way faster growth rates!
Proven 400v commercial lighting technology – currently amping around the world in commercial operations.