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HARDWARE & PRODUCT
Where can I find additional product info and advice ?
If you can’t find what you need on the product page, go through our resources area for product brochures, specification sheets, installation instructions, “how to” videos, general resources, and more.
Do the lights come with hanging wires and power cord included ?
What type of plug is offered on your units ?
Please refer to the following documents for LumiGrow LED hardware warranty information.
- TopLight Warranty
- Pro Series E Warranty
How long do LEDs last ?
Only quality Osram LEDs are used by California LightWorks. Unlike many other LED grow light manufacturers, we do not employ low-cost Chinese LEDs. All of our LEDs have a rated life of over 50,000 hours (more like 80,000 hours.) This is about equivalent to 12 to 15 years of typical growth cycles.
How many diodes do your fixtures have?
NextLight Mega Pro: 2,784 Diodes
NextLight Veg8 Pro: 640 Diodes
NextLight Core Pro: 896 Diodes
NextLight Plus Pro: 1344 Diodes
NextLight 420h: 1792 Diodes
NextLight 150h: 672 Diodes
Where is the ballast ?
Traditional lighting fixtures use a remote ballast, but LED lights do not. Self-contained drivers are used to power NextLight devices. It’s as simple as that. Are fans used in NextLight products?
No, fans are not included in NextLight products. By having enough airflow in the surroundings, these goods are passively cooled. This invention enables a product experience that is both quiet and very efficient.
Do Boyalite control systems work with all Boyalite fixtures?
Only NextLight Pro Series fixtures are compatible with the NextLight Control Pro and NextLight Adapt Pro (Mega Pro, Veg8 Pro, Core Pro, Plus Pro). Commercial Series and Home Series fixtures will not work with these control systems.
Why do Boyalite products not have a lens over the diodes?
For improved light intensity, all Boyalite products are built without a lens over their diodes. Boyalite products are IP65 Wet Rated and approved for usage in wet environments, and they are protected against water sprayed from a nozzle.
LED SPECTRA & TECHNICAL ISSUES
What is PAR ?
Plants are photoautotrophs, meaning they produce food molecules from carbon dioxide and water utilizing a narrow band of light between 400nm and 700nm as a source of energy. Photosynthesis is the name for this process (the most important chemical process on Earth). Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is a small band of light between 400nm and 700nm that is the only form of light that allows photosynthesis to occur. Outside of this range, light is not photosynthetically active and will not produce more biomass for those looking for a higher yield.
What is PPF ?
Electrons are converted into photons by an electronic light source. Lumens are used to measure the output of lights for human eyesight (measured in lux or footcandles). Photosynthetic photon flux is measured by lights for photobiological processes (PPF). PPF indicates the amount of PAR emitted by a light source. PPF measures how much of a lighting system’s total PAR output is supplied to a canopy, whereas PPFD measures how much of that light is delivered to a canopy.
What is PPFD?
What is grow light efficiency and how is it calculated?
The efficiency of a grow lamp may be estimated simply by dividing the PPF by the watts. On bigger enterprises, where inefficiencies may be quite costly, this becomes an essential statistic. Although PPF does not indicate how much of the measured light reaches the plants, it is an essential parameter for determining how effective a lighting system is in producing PAR. This formula is PPF/watts, where mol/J stands for micromoles per Joule of energy. The PPF of 1589 is divided by the 649-watts, or a factor of 2.45 mol/J, in the case of our Verta-8.
How do I interpret PPFD calculations?
Despite the fact that all three PPFD calculations were performed by an independent third-party testing lab using the same SpecGrade, 652-Watt Verta-8 top light, the results differ dramatically.
While both Exhibits A and B measure a 4’x4′ area, observe how the average PPFD level reduces by 58% when the light is elevated from 6″ to 36″ over the canopy.
Also notice how the maximum PPFD decreases by 283 percent from 1169 in Exhibit A to 413 in Exhibit B. Because the light was just 6″ from the canopy, it only reached that level in one area.
When the PPFD of a whole room is assessed at 36″ above the canopy, the average using the identical Verta-8 jumps from 291 in Exhibit B to 1058 in Exhibit C, a 364 percent increase. The multiple spilling effect of 200 grow lights on at the same time, along with the room’s surface reflectance qualities, accounts for this average.
Finally, the Avg/Min measure reflects the homogeneity ratio of the PAR. A ratio of > 2.0 indicates high uniformity, which translates to an equitable distribution of PAR and, in turn, uniform plant yields.
How do you measure light for plants ?
Plants can detect wavelengths of light outside of the PAR spectral range, including ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, in addition to the PAR spectral range.
For plants, we use the term Photosynthetic Photon Flux, or PPF, to describe the amount of PAR produced per second by a light source. The unit of measurement is micromoles per second (mol/s).
The Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD), which represents the quantity of light (intensity) needed for photosynthesis (PAR) that arrives to the plant, is a more relevant measurement.
The photons delivered to one square meter per second (mol/m2/s) are measured in micromoles of photons in the PAR range.DLI units are identical to PPFD units, except they cover a complete day (mol/m2/day). DLI will fluctuate throughout the year depending on your location. A DLI of 12-30 mol/day is required by most plants. More information about specific DLI maps for your region can be found here.
NOTE: DO NOT USE A FOOT CANDLE/LUX SENSOR WHEN MEASURING LIGHT IN A GROWNHOUSE (which follows the sensitivity curve of the human eye and gives inaccurate information when comparing light sources with a different spectrum). Instead, utilize a good quantum sensor (PAR-sensor), which is intended to follow the sensitivity curve of plants and counts photons between 400 and 700 nm per mol.
What is an IP Rating?
The only difference between DLI and PPFD units is that DLI units span a whole day (mol/m2/day). DLI varies based on your location throughout the year. Most plants require a DLI of 12-30 mol/day. Here’s where you can learn more about individual DLI maps for your area.
NOTE: WHEN MEASURING LIGHT IN A GROWNHOUSE, DO NOT USE A FOOT CANDLE/LUX SENSOR (which follows the sensitivity curve of the human eye and gives inaccurate information when comparing light sources with a different spectrum). Instead, use a suitable quantum sensor (PAR-sensor), which counts photons between 400 and 700 nm per mol and is designed to follow the sensitivity curve of plants.
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What's the best combination of light spectra to use for optimum growth ?
The precise light spectrum that each plant requires is still a mystery. To put it another way, there is minimal consensus on illumination methods for different phases of plant growth. What we do know is that blue light is associated with the vegging stage of a plant’s life cycle, whereas red light is associated with the blooming stage. Although the exact ratio of spectral hues is debatable, and it’s unclear how much heredity plays a role, science is trending toward a balanced strategy of reds, blues, and greens while taking the crop and region into account. In the end, we’re attempting to imitate the sun, and there’s still a lot we don’t know.
LED technology is gaining traction among today’s professional growers due to its ability to accurately adjust the spectrum to the plant. Older, less efficient technologies like High-Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, and Ceramic Metal Halide bulbs, on the other hand, lack this adaptability.
Which spectra and grow lights are best for flowering and veg stages?
Which light spectrum comes with which lamp?
Each light series comes with a varied collection of available spectra since our luminaires are created to fit into the growth purposes of spectra. Every product’s page contains information on the accessible spectra.
The type of luminaire you use depends on the physical space you’re working with (greenhouse, growth chamber, etc.) and the spectrum you use relies on what you’re growing and at what stage you’re at.
We’ll recommend the best luminaire and spectrum based on location and what you’re growing. Our knowledge is based on substantial in-house and outsourced research, and our spectra are appropriate for the majority of plants bred around the world.
Does the spectrum depend on the type of plant I grow?
Yes. Once you’ve told us what you want to grow, one of our resellers or biologists will recommend the best spectrum for your needs.
What does full srpctrum light mean ?
Plants have been acclimated to full spectrum light for billions of years because it closely resembles natural sunshine. Plants grow when they are exposed to the quality and intensity of light to which they are used.
Why is a full spectrum light important?
Every plant on the planet has over 5 million years of DNA that is based on full spectrum sunlight. Our grow light mimics the sun’s spectrum and operates at a low enough intensity to be environmentally friendly. From propagation to flowering, it’s designed to successfully boost the photosynthetic process for optimal plant performance.
Is spectrum or light intensity more important?
To make matters even more complicated, when an LED printed circuit board is mounted on an aluminum substrate, it can either direct heat toward or away from the plant. The cultivator’s task is to figure out which grow light manufacturer will supply the best light spectrum and intensity to maximize revenues.
Why is Blue Light important to growing?
Blue light (430nm–450nm) is most commonly seen in nature around midday, when the sun is directly vertical or very close to it. This spectrum is essential for a plant’s terpene biosynthesis throughout the vegetative stage of life. Stretching must be reduced in a commercial grow facility because every cubic foot must be productive. Stretching is a plant’s way of ensuring that it gets enough light or nutrients.
Furthermore, the thermal management design of SpecGrade will ensure that the plant is not subjected to severe heat stress at this early point of its life. Plants have evolved over millions of years to use the sun’s spectrum for vegetative growth. The red-blue light mix varies depending on the strain and species.
The photosynthetic rate is increased by these spectrum, resulting in higher yields. Increased quantities of blue light are also thought to trigger flowering, according to research. In contrast to plants cultivated without blue light, research shows that blue light inhibits stem elongation, resulting in shorter, more compact stems with thicker, denser leaves. By increasing the amount of blue in the spectrum, we can increase the return on investment. Based on widespread botanist advice to utilize a balanced full-spectrum light source that includes significant amounts of blue light, our A1 spectrum (the single spectrum) was designed for the whole life cycle of a plant.
What is the difference between broad sprctrum and red/blue LEDS ? Which should I use?
In general, white light or “full spectrum” LEDs are utilized for solitary source, indoor applications that lack natural sunshine, whereas red/blue LEDs are used for greenhouse applications that augment natural (full spectrum) light from the sun. This, however, will be determined by your application, and engaging with our sales staff can assist you in determining which option is ideal for you.
Please visit our article Full Spectrum vs. Red/Blue Spectrum LEDs for more information on this topic.
Why does Boyalite use white light?
For a variety of reasons, Boyalite grow lights employ full spectrum, strong white light. First, the Boyalite Spectrum includes the entire spectrum of the tried-and-true HPS 1000, as well as everything it lacks. Second, strong white light is easy to work with and allows you to spot any issues with your plants quickly.
Should I worry about Ultraviolet Light (UV)?
Although studies show that Ultraviolet Light (10nm400nm) can be harmful in high levels, lesser amounts appear to contribute to taste and fragrance. While the UVB spectrum has no effect on plant growth, research show that it can boost THC concentration in Cannabis. SpecGrade does not include this spectrum in our grow lights because the research is still theoretical and potentially dangerous. Rather, we urge our growers to add it at a cheap cost by installing low-cost PAR38 lights across the facility and regulating them with a separate timer.
Ultraviolet (UV) Light
UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C are all present in the CMH spectrum. The glass envelope of a CMH will block UV-C because it is hazardous, leaving just UV-A and UV-B. There is no UV spectrum in MH. SpecGrade does not include this spectrum in our grow lights because the research is still theoretical and potentially dangerous.
Do the lights have a Veg/Flower switch?
The blue and red diodes of LED grow lights with a Veg/Flower switch are turned on and off, switching back and forth between two settings. Only a few diodes will be active at any given moment with this setup. The Optimal 8-band has been designed by G8LED to function for both Veg AND Flower, allowing the entire light to be used for all phases of growth, resulting in a greater grow area coverage. During both stages of growth, the G8LED lights are utilised to their full potential, and no diodes are turned on or off. The 90 Watt Red Flower Booster is a wonderful compliment to the Veg/Flower lights and is added during blooming rather than turning red diodes on and off.
For roughly 10 square feet (3’x3′) of growth area, use one 90 Watt Red Flower Booster.
Can I use my full spectrum G8LED grow light for flowering?
Yes! G8LED grow lights were created to be adaptable, allowing them to be utilized for both vegetative and flowering development. Both can be done with with one light! At the commencement of flowering, place a 90 Watt Red Flower Booster light next to your main panel to improve the intensity, ratio of red wavelengths, and yield.
I've heard that leds are great for the vegetative phase but can i actually flower with leds?
The proper degree of PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) light for the sort of plant you’re growing is essential for a healthy bloom and good yield. PAR light is often measured in micromoles per square meter per second (moles/m2/s). The sun delivers roughly 2,000 moles/m2/s on a sunny day in California around noon. For good flowering, different plants require varied quantities of light. Lettuce and potatoes, for example, can grow in as little as a few hundred moles/m2/s. Light intensity of 1,000 moles/m2/s or greater are required for red peppers and tomatoes. Too much light isn’t always beneficial: plants can only absorb a certain amount of light before it is reflected back.
The “light saturation point” is the maximum level that varies from plant to plant. To ensure effective flowering, your plants’ leaves must be exposed to PAR light levels that near their light saturation point.
LED lights that are well-designed concentrate their emitted light in the deep blue and deep red parts of the light spectrum, where plants absorb the most light. As a result, when compared to HID lights, LEDs allow you to generate good bloom with a lower PAR light value. The PAR value required for bloom can be 40-50 percent lower than that of HID type lights if the LEDs deliver light in the proper sections of the spectrum (deep blue 430-460nm and deep red 650-670nm), where absorption is at its highest.
Many Chinese-made LED grow lights employ low-power one- or two-watt LEDs in common traffic-light, street-light, and other lighting colors that aren’t well-suited for horticulture. Importers and marketers of these lights make a variety of promises regarding their effectiveness and provide proof in the form of photographs of various sorts of plants growing. It’s not true that just because you can grow lettuce under UFO lights, you’ll get tomatoes to flourish.
What are the advantages of led grow lights over other types of lights?
Because these were the only systems that supplied a high enough level of light, indoor horticulture embraced HPS (high pressure sodium) and MH (metal halide) HID (high intensity discharge) type lights a long time ago. Despite the fact that HID lights were designed for outside street lighting, they performed admirably when utilized for indoor cultivation. HID lights, on the other hand, have a few disadvantages. For starters, they are inefficient at transmitting PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) and hence waste the majority of their energy as heat rather than usable light for plants. This leads in high energy expenses as well as the necessity for fans and ducting to help cool the lights.
Are leds more expensive to use than other grow lights?
An electronic light source converts electrons into photons. Lights for human vision measure output with lumens (measured in lux or footcandles).Lights for photobiological reactions measure output with photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). PPF tells us how much PAR a light source emits. Where PPF measures total PAR output of a lighting system, PPFD measures how much of that light is delivered to a canopy.
Boyalite’s lights are effective for vegetative growth, but they are insufficient for blooming and emit a lot of heat. Traditional grow lights are unable to give the particular light wavelengths that plants want. To generate high intensity light for indoor horticulture, LEDs are far more efficient and produce far less heat. There is no need for additional cooling as a result of this. Furthermore, LED technology allows for the selection of only the light frequencies that are best absorbed by the plants throughout each growth phase. This decreases energy waste even further and boosts overall growing performance. LED grow lights from California LightWorks can save you up to 50% on your energy bills.
How much light do plants need?
For optimal photosynthesis and plant growth, each plant species (and occasionally even cultivars within the same species) has its own DLI (daily light integral) need. Plants are classified as low, medium, high, or very high light species, so making sure you’re giving them the proper amount of light is critical for plant health, productivity, and year-round consistency.
To produce a high-quality, high-yielding crop, most plants require an average of 12-30 mols of light per day. Supplemental illumination is critical for commercial growers, especially from November to February, when naturally occurring outdoor DLI values are typically between 5 and 15 mol/day.
Please visit our detailed crop cultivation guides for more information on specific crop light requirements.
How many lights should I use for my space?
How high should I hang the Boyalite fixtures?
Several things influence the height of the hang. Fill out a light plan request form for your place for additional details.
How do I install my TopLight fixtures?
For one strong and versatile lighting solution, one TopLightTM solution combines two light bars coupled to the industry’s first smart power supply.
Installation instructions can be found in the PDFs below.
Quick Start Guide for TopLightCheck with your local Valoya reseller or the Valoya sales team for more information. To find your nearest reseller or to contact Valoya directly, go to the Contact page.
How can I protect my lights?
With your lights, use a surge-protected power strip or a voltage regulator. Connecting too many devices to the same power socket is not a good idea. When using your light, make sure there isn’t too much moisture in your grow environment, as this can cause water droplets to collect in the lights. Spray away from the lights. The lights are electrical devices that should not be exposed to moisture.When you make a purchase the charge will be from LED LIGHTING on your credit/debit card statement.Check with your local Valoya reseller or the Valoya sales team for more information. To find your nearest reseller or to contact Valoya directly, go to the Contact page.
My luminaire doesn’t work, what should i do?
If your lights aren’t lighting up in one of our double-ended luminaires, first double-check that they’re installed correctly, including the correct lamp type and orientation (getter to ballast). Also, make sure the lamp holders are completely closed.
Check the following for HID and LED luminaires:
Do you wield authority?
Is the voltage listed on the product label correct?
Is the luminaire powered up?
Is it commanded to be ON if it is controllable?
If you’re using HID luminaires, try replacing a bad light with a good one and see if the problem persists.
Move your problematic luminaire to a better area (check power) and see whether the problem persists.
If your luminaire continues to malfunction, please provide us a brief description of the problem(s) you’re having using the form on the contact us page, and a member of our technical support team will contact you to resolve the problem.
Do I need to cool california lightworks lights with a fan or air conditioning?
California LightWorks LED grow lights should not require any additional cooling in most small setups. Depending on the room architecture and the number of units running in a compact space, some kind of venting or exhaust may be required in larger commercial systems to keep the grow room temperature within an acceptable range.
ORDERS & SHIPPING
Where is it made?
Every product from Boyalite is designed in Ohio and assembled in China.
Does Boyalite sell direct to customers, or do you have brick and mortar stores?
All fixtures are manufactured, sold, and shipped directly to the customer by Boyalite. To learn more about our fixtures, make an order, or check on the progress of an order, call us at 86 （0760）88938833. If you know exactly what you want, you can place an order through our online cart.
Where can I purchase your products ?
Do you sell wholesale ?
California LightWorks is currently set up to sell directly to end users as well as wholesale, both to resellers and through our worldwide network of approved distributors. Please contact us if you are a retailer interested in carrying our items in your store.
How do I know which products are in stock?
Check with your local Valoya reseller or the Valoya sales team for more information. To find your nearest reseller or to contact Valoya directly, go to the Contact page.
How will the charge appear on my credit/debit card statement?
When you make a purchase the charge will be from LED LIGHTING on your credit/debit card statement.Check with your local Valoya reseller or the Valoya sales team for more information. To find your nearest reseller or to contact Valoya directly, go to the Contact page.
Does the customer pay for shipping?
For orders of more than 20 copies, customers must pay for shipping. Within the continental United States, orders of 1 to 20 pieces receive free shipping.
Does Boyalite ship internationally?
We ship internationally on a regular basis. Give us a call at +86 （0760）889388333to get an estimate for shipping costs and details about lead times to your country.
How do you ship?
Boyalite products are shipped via FedEx and R+L Carriers.
How long does shipping take for international orders?
Canadian FedEx orders arrive in one week and include a customs brokerage fee that is paid directly to FedEx at the time of delivery. Canadian orders will take 1-2 weeks to arrive by USPS (United States Postal Service) and will be sent to your local post office for final delivery to your location (no additional customs brokerage charge with USPS).
FedEx normally takes 4-10 days to deliver international orders, and FedEx will deliver to your address. International orders sent via USPS (Express Mail Service of the United States Postal Service) often take 1-2 weeks to arrive. USPS will send your package via EMS to your local post office for final delivery to your address. International orders may be subject to customs duties, which are paid to your local authority.
Why is the delivery time so long?
Our products are made from order. We only keep a small spare / sales stock of selected items.
Do you offer discreet packaging?
Yes. All orders are shipped in plain brown boxes with minimal markings. LED LIGHTING sends the delivery label, which is highly subtle. For all overseas orders, the packages are customs friendly.
How long is the warranty?
All of our items come with a 5-year limited guarantee. For additional information, please contact us