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The following is the third and final post in a series aimed at tackling common misconceptions in the lighting industry. Misconception #3 : Finding the right fixture is a game of trial-and-error. It doesn’t have to be. With the right support, it’s easy to find the type of light fixture and reflector best suited to your space and goals, before you buy. Our team of lighting and horticultural experts can help you design a custom lighting layout. We can tailor it to your facility and crop, help you source the right products, and provide expert technical support along the way. Our lighting layouts are based on: Advanced software and a deep understanding of optics Photometric plans that walk you through configuration of a luminaire layout 3D rendering, light concentration and overall PPFD calculations An expert support team to help troubleshoot and answer questions Interested in a layout for your commercial space? Send us a DM.
The following is the second in a series of posts delving into common misconceptions in our industry. Check back next week for more. Misconception #2 : If it looks the same, it can achieve the same results. When it comes to horticultural lighting — like with most things in life — you get what you pay for. While it may be hard to tell an expertly designed reflector from its cheaper counterpart just by looking at it, your plants will feel the difference. Sun System fixtures are proudly manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing processes. And we’ve been doing it for longer than many cheaper alternatives have even been in business. We understand the importance of resources like ETL compliance managers and testing equipment. The reason? It helps us ensure our products meet rigorous performance and safety standards — something knock-offs can’t easily replicate. How we test our USA-assembled fixtures: Spectrometer (GL Spectis 5.0 Touch ) 2-meter integrating sphere (a.k.a. an Ulbricht Sphere ) Irradiance/illuminance head capable of measuring photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD ) within a 200 nm – 1050 nm wavelength range Our own level-4 accredited satellite laboratory, one of its kind on the west coast Visit the link in bio to see all Sun System fixtures.
This is the first post in a series aimed at clearing up common misconceptions in horticultural lighting. Check back every week as we tackle more of our industry’s biggest questions. Misconception #1 : All reflectors are created equal, regardless of the application. Quite simply, no. Not all reflectors are created equal, and not all are designed for the same application. Take, for example, our patented Intensity Optic found in the Boss Comm fixture.This reflector was created specifically to direct light onto the plant canopy, for a better percentage of light on target, in a focused area. Greenhouse-style reflectors, on the other hand, were created to disburse light throughout large areas and are meant to overlap with other fixtures. This makes them great for warehouses and greenhouses, but not for concentrating light. For that, you’d want a reflector like our Intensity Optic. The bottom line? Different styles of reflectors can’t — and shouldn't — be compared apples to apples. Finding the one that’s right for you depends on your grow space, and your goals. The good news is we offer high-quality options no matter your needs. See all the options - link in bio.
Tired of misinformation? We are too. That’s why, over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a series of posts aimed at clearing up common misconceptions in our industry. We hope they help empower you to make the best possible decisions about your lighting. For more on Sun System fixtures visit the link in bio.
Since 1995, Sun System has produced horticultural lighting with an emphasis on performance, and a passion for the science that’s behind it. Start to finish, Sun System reflectors are the result of precision design and engineering using C.A.D. programs, CNC machines and rigorous 4-step testing just to name a few. In-house manufacturing means every step from conception is carefully handled on-site at our state-of-the-art facility in Washington. This commitment to quality is obvious in the craftsmanship of each fixture. Sun System products are expertly built with high-quality materials and attention to detail, down to the last rivet. But this dedication is even more obvious to your plants.
Our progressive manufacturing facility in Vancouver, WA employs the latest fabrication techniques, proven finish technology and rigorous quality control. This allows us to fill orders faster and have more control over the fit and finish of each fixture. Our Boss Comm is proudly designed and assembled in America, which not only helps our speed to market but boosts employment opportunities stateside.
Designed for unsurpassed uniformity, output and diffusion with 98% Miro Silver end corner panels and 95% reflective textured interior PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition ) aluminum. This technique produces reflectivity-enhancing oxide layers (a PVD coating ). PVD is the highest-quality protective coating, engineered to refract the light your plant needs for growth. PVD coatings are durable, corrosion-resistant and have excellent abrasion resistance. Often, imported reflectors use an inferior — and cheaper — anodized coating.
Our intricately designed Boss Comm was created to provide the highest intensity optic in the industry while still maintaining excellent uniformity. Our patented design is built to deliver unprecedented light output. This purpose-built indoor grow light was conceived to provide more light, on target, to your plant canopy.
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