Note to moderator: If this is considered spam and against the rules, then I apologise, but I thought this may be of major interest to all growers.
I am in contact with the manufacturer of the only induction light specifically designed for plant growth and am trying to get this product off the ground and see if it meets the needs of the cannabis community. If there is interest I would be looking for both testers and investors for the USA.
Here are the pros of this new light:
1. Low heat. No venting required. Will not burn plants.
2. No fans built-in or required.
3. Light spectrum designed specifically for plant growth.
4. Extremely long life. Only 35% lumen loss after 100,000 hours. Twice that of LEDs.
5. Five year guarantee. Repairs after that time are not to exceed 50% of the price paid.
6. No supplemental light required. Designed for both vegetative and flowering dues to strong output at blue and red; yet all of the lesser frequencies are covered.
Induction lighting actually goes back 100 years to the time of Tesla and has been used for high output commercial lighting for decades. It is somewhat similar to fluorescent in that the bulb contains a sealed tube with rare gases and specifically chosen phosphor coatings.
As there are no electrodes to heat up and cool off like a standard fluorescent, there is very little material decay. The gasses are stimulated by a strong magnetic induction field; thus no wires or contacts to the bulb itself.
Initial testing indicates that a 200 watt induction light will meet or exceed the growth shown by a 300 watt triband LED grow light.
The costs are lower than that of comparable high-power LEDs, but more than HID.
These units are solidly designed with no flimsy or short-cut components.
There are 200, 300 and 400 watt models coming, with only the 200 and 300 watt models currently available.
Pictures and spectral graph coming in the next post.
FYI, I am not a salesman, but a grower like yourselves. I cannot yet vouch for this product until I and more experienced growers get a few harvests under their belts, but it could be a very exciting business and horitcultural adventure.
Manufacturer will offer a significant buy-back to initial buyers that do not think the light is adequate for their needs. They are willing to lose money to gain the future market share.
If enough people are interested, I may present a group buy proposal to my contact.