The Agro 315W CDL Plus LEDs Fixture uses the Mars Effect to increase yields by stimulating photosynthesis through the addition of very specific frequencies of orange red and far red (near infrared) light. These colors are added to the bright white output of the Agro 315W CDL by a frame of LEDs built into the rim of the fixture, with power supply and drivers integrated into the ballast, making the installation of the DCL+LED fixtures a breeze.
Manufactured for durability and long life, the LED enhancement will last for years.
Maximizing yield with less energy
Emerson effect (http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/39/1/10.full.pdf)
Professor Robert Emerson and coworkers in 1957 discovered that photosynthetic efficiency could be made to increase by simultaneous illumination of orange-red (660 nm) and far red (680 nm) light. Furthermore, Emerson observed that the yield obtained using both red and far-red light simultaneously was much higher than the sum of the yields obtained with red and far-red light separately.
Two different reaction centers or photochemical events are involved in photosynthesis, namely PS1 and PS2. PS1 is driven by far red light (680+ nm) PS2 is driven by red light (660 nm). Increased photosynthesis occurs when both events are driven simultaneously or in rapid succession.
There is sufficient scientific evidence that the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in both leaf and floral tissues increased with UV-B dose in cannabis plants. It is anticipated that narrowband source of UV-B is more effective than wide band UV-B.
BLI’s CDL+LED grow lights are engineered to incorporate UV-B LED arrays in the lower frame mounted panels. Linear UV fluorescent lamps can also be attached to these panels.
As an added bonus, the safe increase in UV-B also inhibits the growth of molds and other garden