Our Advanced Plasma Lighting (APL) lamp is a gas discharge lamp energized by radio frequency. It uses high-frequency electromagnetic power to create a plasma in a gas mixture that efficiently produces light that covers the entire spectrum. Different color of the spectrum can also be enhanced based on the use of the metal halide.
During the development of a plant, the requirement of the red to blue light ratio varies. For example, during seeding growth, higher blue component of light is desirable, whereas during germination and flowering, a higher red content can be more desirable. The ratio of red to blue light in our APL lamps can be controlled by simply varying the power to the lamp. This allows the same lamp to be used for all stages of plant growth without the need to change lamp types to optimize a particular growth phase.
Our lamps consume less than half the power compared to the traditional High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps resulting in less heat dissipation thus reducing HVAC costs. Lower power requirement for lighting and cooling can translate to substantial reduction in operating cost thereby increasing profit.
Our product line consists of two models, H400 and H1000, that are equivalent to 400W metal halide or a 600W HPS and a 1,000W metal halide or HPS. These are ideal lighting systems for indoor horticulture applications. With its optimized spectrum and energy efficiency, the lights have been shown to outperform both HPS and LEDs in terms of growth cycle, taste, smell and texture of the product
- Optimized spectrum for horticulture
- 50,000+ hours of ballast life
- Easily replaceable bulb
- Rapid start
- Dimmable to 20% light intensity
- Digital or analog control
- Uniform light distribution
How Sipp APL Works
Core components: Power Supply, RF Driver, Resonator, Bulb
- AC/DC Power Supply – Converts line voltage to DC
- Radio Frequency Driver – Converts DC to RF
- Resonator – Converts RF to large electric fields
- Bulb – Electric field turns gas inside lamp to plasma which creates light
- H1000 replaces 1,000W HPS lamps and consumes only 470W
- H400 replaces 600W HPS lamps and consumes only 235W
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Spectrum
- PAR is the spectrum range of solar radiation that plants are able to use in the photosynthesis process.
- Plants require light with a blue spectrum (wavelengths of 400-500 nm) in the early stages of the development cycle and require light with a red spectrum (wavelengths of 600-670 nm) in the flowering stage.
- The optimum ratio of the amount of red to blue radiation required for plant growth varies over the development of the plant
Comparison of Typical PAR Spectrum, HPS and Plasma Lamps