Low Cost Grow Light for Small Plants and
50 watt FLUOREX(tm)
type fixture is a great grow light.
very low power bill,
you get a massive
amount of light. The
Concentrating optics delivers
on target with
Our mirror like reflector gives you the
power of a spotlight to concentrate abundant
light for fast starting. It's actually much
brigher than standard "65 w (=500w)" fluorex
fixtures due it's high energy
This is an
excellent all around fixture:
Plugs into a standard household outlet!
Fixture Head Hangs by
Bail or Easy to use Clamp! PERFECT
FOR SMALLER GARDENS.GREAT
FOR ORCHID GROWING!
Excellent choice for
Great Work Light in the Off Season!
High Blue Content Light
It features high blue
content light to promote compact
bushey growth and strong plants. It's light
spectrum is very close to natural skylight!
bulbs are rated to makes 4000
about as much light as a "65 watt (=500
lumen) fluorex" It also produces about as
much light as a standard 4í two bulb
shoplight or a 2' straight tube T5. But the
output is concentrated in a much smaller
area. So it's a really cheap way to start
healthy, abundant plants with high intensity
fluorex units really are not as bright as
great big 400 watt HID / HPS / Metal Halide
lights as phony quick buck ebay vendors say.
These are good, but not that good. (There
are more technical details to follow on
this is still an outstanding low cost light.
Bill Saves your
Since it only uses 50
watts, you'll hardly even it notice it on
your power bill! The thinner diameter tube
makes these these some of the brightest
compact fluorescents we have ever sold.
Grade Electronic Ballast for Reliable
People often complain that
the shop lights they buy in stores don't
last. They don't like starting in damp or
cool basements either. Such shop lights are
often bulb eating machines too. Often they
use cheap one transistor ballasts that fry
the bulbs due to poor current control.
Not so with our compact
fluorescent design. The compact lamps we use
are some of the best we ever had. We mainly
use them in very cold moist unheated barns.
We've sold compacts by the thousands.So we
learn who makes the good ones, and who makes
the ones that just don't last. Since the
majority of our customers see us face to
face, it's hard to sell shoddy product.
One Year Lamp
All this is new:
(1) Bright Annodized
Mirror Like Reflector.
Wow, this reflector is so shiney!This
isn't a cheap, dull raw aluminum reflector.
Raw aluminum isn't very reflective at all!
This reflector is optically coated to make
it bright! It works just like a mirror. This
is a heavy duty
reflector that I bought seperately to
make these units! The reflector is open (not
covered in plastic) to let the maximum light
Two 25 watt Premium
The manufacture's rated output is a powerful
2000 lumens each-- 4000
real lumens total.
real ratings, not the phoney scotopic
compact bulbs teeny tiny-- so small that you
actually can fit two of them inside the
reflector. If they were not so small, they'd
lamps use the best phosphor, the Japanese
made Nichea Tri-Phosphor. Bulbs made with
the Nichea Phosphors stay brighter longer
and make accurate, high color temperature
light. A new (patent pending) aluminum oxide
coating is applied to the glass tubes before
the phosphor is applied. (This is like
priming a surface before painting.) The
result is a staggering 10% further increase
in light level maintenance. My customers
tell me that they can really tell the
Phosphor, which at the moment is being used
in many cheap imports, has very poor color
and a very steep drop-off in light levels
maintenance. (This compact fluorescents are
a throwback to the time when people hated
compact fluorescents because of their awful
color and low light output.)
We do handle the replacement bulbs for this
(3) Wire Bail Hanger.
(Useful if you want to hang
by chain, string, or wire)
Pivoting Hand Clamp. It
lets you quickly clamp the light on what
ever is handy. But if you don't need the
hand clamp, it easily comes off with a thumb
(5) Two Quality Sockets in
High Grade Ceramic Assembly.
The Y- adapter may be
of different color than shown shown.
(6) 6' Power Cord Plugs
into wall socket. We
got these cords as new surplus
to save you money!
In fact, we source all the components
separately and put them together at our
plant to keep your costs
Does our Fixture Compare to Common Fluorex?
Fixture is Reliable
Fluorex is a trade mark of Lights of
America. My experience with their products
is that they just donít hold up. I know this
because we used to be a distributor.
We had to give refunds or give away free
replacement product. Lights of America
ballasts would blow out and the bulbs would
not last either. And I had problems getting
the company to honor their warranty.
A customer of ours actually put the most
common Lights of America fluorex that you
see in his barn. They burned out in short
order and had to come to us for real light
fixtures. The Lights of America fluorex is
basically a throw away unit. Once the
ballast blows, you buy a new fixture!
On the other hand, our economical fixture
uses a commercial grade compact fluorescent.
If a bulb goes out, you can just replace it,
not our entire light.
Light, Less Money
light bulbs in this fixture produce
essentially the same amount of light as the
65 w fluorex units commonly sold. The open
coils of our bulbs really let out the light.
circular bundle of tube type of construction
of the standard 65 watt units trap inside
the bulb. That is one reason the
competitor's output is so low relative
to it's wattage.
amount of light your plant's get is not
just the lumen (light) output of the bulb or
it's wattage. The light you plants get
equals the output of the bulb times the
percentage of the light that gets out of the
fixture. ("Light Output" = "Bulb output"
X "optical efficiency")
The small plastic boxes that fluorex
bulbs are put into trap light inside them.
It makes sense that you can't just close up
5 of 6 sides around a lightbulb expect to
get the light out.
Our fixture allows more space for light
to exit the reflector. It is a good unit
that allows you to concentrate light on a
Confusing , exagerated claims are made
about fluorex or other high wattage screw-in
fluorescent bulbs that make them look like
they make a lot of lumens of light. Hereís
the deal: At night when you are outside, the
eyeís cones stop working. You have to rely
on the B/W vision rods to see. And the rods
happen to be more sensitive to blue light,
which fluorex light has more of. So when
itís really dark, itís as if the fluorex
unit is producing more lumens of light. Itís
not really. Plant leaves are not human eyes.
Thatís why the ratings are phony.
To learn more about this, check out our
narrow spectrum 4' T8 fluorescents on
auction. These may the absolute best light
Another deficiency of the flood light
fluorex fixture that you normally see is the
troublesome lens. It cuts down on the light
output of the fixture. The lens absorbs
light, reflects some of it back into the
fixture, and traps light inside the lens by
total internal refraction. Thatís why we use
a completely open design to let as much
light out as possible.
We hope we can
help you out with this great grow light. It
certainly is a compact and powerful unit!