It’s easy to assume growing indoors makes everything easier. But indoor operations still have plenty of challenges, and not all are easily combated. While everything can be controlled to create ideal conditions, everything must be consistently adjusted. The SpectraMax Vertical 1000 would be a suitable option for indoor cultivation.
Keeping a grow facility energy efficient and successful is not easy. The power needed to run a greenhouse or even a smaller indoor operation is much greater than many people realize. Cutting down on energy is one of the best ways to reduce costs, but often that takes a toll on the conditions and, thus, on the plants. Luckily, there are ways to help plants grow while reducing energy needs. One of those is through lighting.
Lighting is a critical component of indoor growing and is necessary no matter where the operation is located. Investing in lighting can be what helps plants thrive, and with the proper lighting, almost anything is doable. The SpectraMax Vertical 1000 is designed to help indoor plants flourish while working on cutting costs, outlasting other models, and providing the adjustability needed for year-round growth.
The Energy Issue
Energy is a huge factor when growing indoors. While there are apparent benefits to indoor growing operations, such as year-round capabilities and control over environmental factors like water and light, it can be a massive drain due to all the electricity needed. This means yields need to keep up and consistently increase to allow for operations to function and turn a profit. The more updated a system, often the more electricity is used. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case. There are ways to cut costs while maintaining a state-of-the-art indoor grow space.
Using energy-efficient setups, including solar panels and LED lights, can help reduce spending and promote sustainable solutions. One of the latest options to help boost yields and cut costs include the SpectraMax Vertical 1000. It uses the best Osram diodes, offering efficiencies of up to 3.5 micromoles per joule.
It has an output of 2485 µMoles/s PPF, which equates to over 1700 µMoles/m2/s PPFD over a 4’ X 4’ tray. It’s more light than ever before and more than most need, but it provides the headroom to find the optimal spectrum without lowering intensity levels.
You won’t be running out and buying new lights anytime soon when you invest in the SMV-1000. These fixtures were built to last with LED diodes designed to exceed 100,000 hours. And with lightweight frames and easy installation, they make growing simpler from start to finish.
Indoor growing means a lot of controlled space and limitations based on square footage. The SMV-1000 can be installed closer to shelves to decrease the space needed for equipment and increase the space available for plants.
A Sense of Control
When it comes to indoor growing, the easier it is to control the environment, the easier it is to grow. But that means constantly fighting the outdoor elements to create a perfect atmosphere inside for plants to thrive. Having tools and tech that work together to support one another and communicate can make it easier to manage conditions.
Once you perfect indoor conditions, they have to stay that way. It might seem like everything has to work independently, but we don’t see it that way at California Lightworks. The SpectraMax Vertical 1000 connects to the California Lightworks digital touchscreen controller, offering control over intensity, spectrum, and timing to ensure plants receive what they need.
Adjustments can be made by the hour, week, month, or growth cycle. Settings can also be changed to meet the needs of certain grow cycles, from propagation to final finish. Transitions between crucial moments like veg to flower are made smoothly to reduce stress and improve yield. The automatic sunset/sunrise functions mimic nature and help build an authentic-feeling environment.
The Great Indoors
Indoor growing can be a dream come true. No more battling the weather or keeping your fingers crossed that the sun will be out for the right amount of time. Year-round plants are possible, leading to higher yields and a better bottom line, but that doesn’t happen without the right tools.
Investing in lights is one of the first steps in ensuring green success. The SpectraMax Vertical 1000 is designed to help indoor growing get better without soaring energy bills. Check out all the specs to see how the SMV-1000 could boost growth in more ways than one.