NEW 2014 Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB

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  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
  • Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB

Regular Price: $749.95

Special Price $599.95

Availability: In stock

Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w LED Grow Light FSF w/UVB

Details

The Blackstar series of LED lights have been the best selling line of LED grow lights since 2008. With over 50,000 units sold, there have been a lot of suggestions and wishes. Commercial grow operations demanded better performance and easier maintenance. The engineers at Lighthouse Hydro started out 2 years ago with the goal of creating the most flexible and most powerful LED grow light on the planet. After 2 years of development and an entire year of prototype trials, we introduce the ION 8 to the public.


Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Lighthouse Hydro
  • Size: 12.5" x 12.5" x 2.75"
  • Coverage Area: 2' x 2' (4 Square Feet) to 3' x 3' (9 Square Feet)
  • LED Chipset: 48 6W Chips, 4 10W Chips
  • Number of LED's: 52
  • Rated Hours: 40,000
  • Bands: 6 Band
  • Red: 630, 660nm
  • Infrared: 730nm
  • Ultraviolet: 380nm
  • White: 12000k
  • Worldwide Voltage: 90v-240v
  • Modular Power Cord (Available in US, UK, EU, AU)
  • Warranty: 3 Year Limited


The Most Powerful LED Grow Light On The Planet


New LED Ratio FSF

Lighthouse Hydro pioneered the Led grow light industry with the introduction of 3w chips in 2008. You will rarely if ever see a Blackstar in a head to head competition because they were just more powerful than the competition. If you do, it was usually with a light 2X to 3X the price. Keeping that tradition alive we are proud to introduce the first light on the planet using 6w and 10w chips. Our genuine American made Cree 10w chips are not just advertised as 10w but actually pull 10w of real power and deliver a better lumen/watt output than ANY LED in existence. Our new lights offer a concentration of LED so unparalleled, that even straight lumen output (not adjusted for PAR) is greater than HPS and MH bulbs available.

This test was conducted using an Apogee PAR Meter and a GrowBright LUX Meter. The ION 8 beats the PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) of a comparable 1000w HPS (High Pressure Sodium) and emits 12% more lumens as well. Don't believe us? Then test them yourself!



Completely Independent Modular LED Cluster Design

Modular Boards

Even when you use the best components in the industry (like American made Cree chips), eventually something may fail. LED's have a 40,000+ hour rating but some will always be less than others. Given that the design of ALL LED grow lights from any manufacturer is a series of chained LED's, If one LED completely fails it will take out the entire series. In the past, you had to send your entire unit back for service if this occurred.

The NEW 2014 ION 8 addresses all of this. Revolutionary design has now separated the different LED boards into modular clusters, given each cluster its own copper core heatsink and powered each board with it's own independent power supply and made the connections and sizes uniform. This means you can replace modules if necessary with the removal of just 3 screws on the face of the unit.


Completely Customizable LED Spectrum & Intensity

It’s never a good idea to not use all of the LED’s you have in your light. Originally, some companies toyed with the idea of “changing the spectrum” of their LED’s by simply putting some of them on a switch. Others had a switch dim their red LED’s to seem like they were changing color spectrum. The ION 8 is the most flexible grow light on the planet.

The modules (which come with 3 bands of red LED’s) are independently controlled via their own dimmer and power cord. Have seedlings or vegging plants, crank down the intensity of the main red modules and spin with a veg dominant spectrum. Want to push the envelope? Try running only in the deep red spectrum at the end of the day. The ION 8 lets you customize the light to the task at hand.

Customizable LED Spectrum & Intensity



PAD (Photosynthetic Artificial Darkness) Compliant LED

PAD (Photosynthetic Artificial Darkness) Compliant LED

We have put the different spectrums and socket on different power cords for a reason. This way the grower can customize the light duration of each component.

The UVB light is not meant to be ON all of the time, this way you can put it on it’s own timer and control it when you want it.


Custom 4 Phosphor UVB+ Horticultural Resin Boost

Several advanced growers have found that adding supplemental UVB to the flowering stages of a grow, contributes to essential oil and resin production. During our 2 years of testing in commercial operations we have not only tweaked the method but also the wavelengths that work the best for this purpose.

Don’t play games with reptile lights made for desert animals, Starting at week #2 implement the custom UVB light in the last 6 hours of sunlight and watch the results. UVB can be independently controlled from the rest of the light and placed on its own timer. 4 Phosphor UVB+ Horticultural Resin Boost


Patented Fresnel Compound Lens Assembly

PAD (Photosynthetic Artificial Darkness) Compliant LED

Originally, LED’s were simply encapsulated in an elementary housing and used raw as growlights (Blackstar V1 etc.). To increase penetration and performance, PMMA lenses were added (Chrome series) but the side effect was a more limited coverage area.

The ION 8 has a patented system of compound lenses which use the same technology as the Lighthouses of old and employ several lenses into one. Although more expensive to implement, we are now able to have multiple beam angles at once to maximize both coverage and penetration of the garden canopy.


Upgradable Modules & Changeable Spectrums

Given the modular design of the ION 8, future updates to the LED package can be accomplished by upgrading the module and not having to upgrade the whole unit, sheet metal, fans and all. Have no fears that new LED chips may come out in a few months, the completely modular design lets you keep up with current technology. Modular design also allows you to have alternative LED packages and ratios if you so desire.

Heatsink Design

Heatsink Design

Each ION8 module is made with a real solid core copper heatsink. Copper is much more expensive than traditional aluminum but it also conducts heat better, no cost is spared for top quality performance.

The heatsinks used in the ION 8 are made for today’s high performance CPU’s which produce a ton of heat. They easily disperse more heat than any previous LED heat sink and allow for a significantly lower operating temperature. The lower operating temperature leads to longer life and happier customers.


Universal Modular Worldwide Power Supplies

Patented LED Reflector

Each ION8 module is made with a real solid core copper heatsink. Copper is much more expensive than traditional aluminum but it also conducts heat better, no cost is spared for top quality performance.

The heatsinks used in the ION 8 are made for today’s high performance CPU’s which produce a ton of heat. They easily disperse more heat than any previous LED heat sink and allow for a significantly lower operating temperature. The lower operating temperature leads to longer life and happier customers.


Warranty

One of the greatest wishes we had from our customers was to extend the warranty on the LED's. After telling the manufacturer about this, Lighthouse Hydro now offers a warranty better than any company in the business. A full 3-year limited warranty even allows the customer to upgrade their unit with new boards and modules for a fraction of what a new LED would cost. Being in the LED business for more than 7 years, Lighthouse Hydro will be there if you need that warranty. The majority of LED grow light companies from 3 years ago are not in existence today. Others changed their name and no longer stand by their warranty. One thing you can rest assured of is that Lighthouse will be there if anything goes wrong with your LED grow light.