PowerPlant lamps are tailored to promote optimum development at each plant growth stage. The PowerPlant Super HPS lamp is a premium-quality specialist flowering lamp, specifically designed to promote vigorous flowering and high yield.
- Maintains consistent performance over a life span of 28,000 hours
- Multiple Wattage Bulb options available – growers can choose which lamp is best for their grow
- High PAR value, with balanced output in the red spectrum promoting vigorous plant biomass growth
- Raised output in the far-red spectrum (700-780nm) promotes flowering and leaf expansion
The PowerPlant Super HPS lamp is ideal for use with the PowerPlant Mantis SE Reflector. All HPS lamps MUST be connected to a ballast.
Science behind the product
A high-pressure sodium lamp uses sodium to create light. High pressure lamps have more components than low pressure and contain other substances such as mercury. The lamp produces a clarity of light that creates vivid colour from objects illuminated by it.
The arc tube of a high-pressure sodium light is made out of aluminium oxide, due to its resistance to the high pressure, and xenon, a stable noble gas. This is used as a starter for the light because it is extremely unreactive: it does not interfere with the chemical reactions occurring in the operating lamp.
Voltage runs to the light through a ballast, which regulates the current.