The Hybrid Lighting Concept is gaining foothold with the most advanced grow light manufacturers. Inda-Gro has embraced it to the point of offering a, prototype tested, Product Option offering the benefits of RED Boosting and the Flower Intiator.
On the tomato side by side we've increased yield by nearly 2:1. The Pontoons draw only an additional 40 Watts.
More below. the day lit period and less than 20 Watts for 5 minutes only (less than 2 watt hours per day).
This is a side by side with tomato's but I know you will see the possibilities of applying these Deep RED wavelengths and Pfr switching over the length of the existing 420's.
The Inda-Gro Hybrid Light - Fruit Accelerator "Pfr-Pontoons" Option is an add-on accessory positioned down both sides of the length of the existing Pro420PAR lamps.
This is generally used during the flower/fruit phase, use during the growth phase, with a 12/12 plant, you will need have at least a 16 -18 hour photoperiod to prevent early flowering, to see benefits.
The Side by Side with Tomato's should inspire the possibilities of applying these advancements to many varieties and species, improving their quality, color, smell and yields. These are used during flowering and fruiting only.
The Deep RED wavelengths and Pfr switching combination, is an easy do it yourself installation.
lf ADD-ON, retrofit to the existing lamp. The Pfr-Pontoons are simply draped over the the Pro420PAR fixture and plugged into the existing Inda-Gro power supply.
When the lights are on you get a 40 Watt addition of Deep RED Spectra, and when lights go out, the Far-RED 730nm LEDs will run for 5 minutes for the "Flower Initator" effect, causing the plant's phytochrome to switch in mere minutes, rather than 2 hours nature requires.
This means an extra 1.5 - 2 hours of flowering every night. With Short Day Plants, once your flowers are initiated, the flower/fruit photoperiod can be increased to 13.5 to 14 hours, to gain at least an additonal 10% in yield and quality from the Flower Initiation aspect alone.
Addtionally when the light are running, during the flower and fruit cycle, you will get the added benefits of Deep RED LED penetration and Spectrum Tweaking with RED Boosting. Indoors or in the Greenhouse, with a properly arranged garden light array, benefits can be harvested by adding one Pontoon set on every other Pro420PAR, the beam patterns will spread over the adjacent lights canopy, but with lessened intensity.
For the maximum results you may want one on every fixture.
On the tomato side by side the Pontoon has increased the yield by nearly 2 to 1, with only an additional 40 watts total that the Pontoons draw. With high end horticultural produce, your ROI should be recovered, with increased yield and quality, within one cycle.
The way your lights are arrayed might allow adding just one unit for every other 420, the interlaced beam patterns are designed to spread over the adjacent lights canopy, but with less intensity. For optimal results you may want one on each Pro420PAR grow light.
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