After 25+ years working hard to bring the home grower the best quality cannabis seeds,Dutch Passion are proud to announce that we will now also be working hard to bring the best LED lighting technology to the home grower.
The progress of LED lighting technology is something that Dutch Passion has monitored closely for several years. In the early years LED’s were over-hyped, expensive and not all that effective. In the last 2 years the emergence of affordable and powerful LED’s has changed all that. Today you will see LED’s starting to appear in everything from outdoor video displays, car lights, domestic lighting and even street lights. Each year see’s LED get brighter and more affordable; we are convinced LED is becoming a viable alternative to HPS (high pressure sodium light) and we want to offer our customers the best LED technology and value.
LED is a new area for Dutch Passion, so we wanted to find the right manufacturing & design partner. Whilst we have seen some growers achieve spectacular results with LED we have also seen growers left disappointed by LED’s which produce poor plant growth. We have also seen LED’s that have either arrived in non-working condition or have developed faults within a few months of use.
Dutch Passion needed a strong European-based design partner with a proven track record; we selected a company called Grow Northern. Grow Northern have already sold hundreds of LED’s built to their own technical specifications and design. The LED’s are built in China like many consumer electronic products today, but like the best Chinese-made products we insist that ours are built to the highest standards with the best components and design. As well as our initial ‘HighLite LED Model 006’ we are also planning some next-generation products based on future LED technologies.
We believe the HighLite will produce results equivalent to somewhere between a 250W HPS and a 400W HPS, but with a power consumption of around 186W. The HighLite is built to the same design standards as the Grow Northern MS0006 LED unit, it has a successful track record and we have seen numerous top quality grow results from it. It is built to a proven manufacturing specification and is so reliable that we offer it with a 3 year guarantee. It offers a good combination of price, quality and proven design.
LED has improved dramatically in recent years, producing increasingly intense light whilst prices have started to drop within reach of the home grower looking for an efficient alternative to the traditional HPS. LED is still more expensive than HPS, we don’t believe LED will appeal to those looking for the cheapest option. No ballast is needed, nor is a reflector; good quality digital ballasts and reflectors used for HPS lights are themselves expensive items. Our HighLite LED’s are small, slim and every watt is used as efficiently as possible. The compact size and low heat generation are well suited to small grow rooms. LED doesn’t waste energy producing the less useful orange, green and yellow wavelengths which are produced in abundance with HPS. LED will not appeal to those looking for the lowest cost light. But we think LED will appeal to a lot of home growers that want the latest most efficient technologies for their growroom. LED may interest growers that don’t want the heat and bulk associated with HPS. Many home growers take great pride in their growroom, seeing it as one area of their lives where they don’t want to compromise, and why should they? For those growers looking to treat themselves to the latest growroom technology we think the Dutch Passion LED light, with the free seeds is a great offer.
The HighLite is compact, just 85mm thick. At 383x283mm it will not take up too much space in your growroom. Each HighLite has 6 LED modules. Each module has 15 LED’s running at about 2W each. 12 of these are red LED’s, 2 are blue and 1 is white. The result is an intense pink light perfectly tuned for the growing needs of cannabis. Note that the light from the single 730nm Infra-Red LED in each module can’t be seen by the human eye, so it always appears ‘dark’.
One Dutch Passion HighLite will cover a 1m x 1m grow tent. Two HighLites would give intense light and great yields in a 1.2m x 1.2m tent without generating too much heat. The HighLite will grow dense frosty buds, this is a proven design combining good quality components in a solid chassis. The unit weighs 5.6kg and has a tough aluminium outer case unlike some flimsy low-cost alternatives.
We think that together with our seed offer, we have got a great value package for the self-sufficient grower.
Inside your Dutch Passion HighLite you have the LED panel, a power cable and hanging cables.
You will find more technical information about the LED on our website. If you have been curious about LED and are looking for a good reason to invest then look no further.
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