You are in the section of reflectors for your indoor crop lighting system, you know that there are many types of reflectors and each one is suitable for a lighting system? Get to know them better!
The bulb reflector has the function of reflecting and diffusing as many lumens as possible, multiplying its lighting potential in indoor crops.
First of all, to choose the right reflector for your lighting system, use a luxmeter, with which you can measure the amount of lumens released by your lamp. Then you have to choose between different families of reflectors:
Smooth open reflectors
Open reflectors Stucco
Reflectors that open up the light spectrum
Reflectors that concentrate lumens
We are going to focus on cooled reflectors and plain open reflectors, because they are the most practical and most used in indoor growing by professional growers.
The main advantage of refrigerated reflectors is the control of the temperature of the culture space, which is why they are usually used in summer. Its technology is very simple, simply isolates the bulb in a closed reflector with inlet and outlet, which is connected to an aluminum tube, which, with the help of a small extractor, throws heat out. Among the refrigerated reflectors, the most outstanding and known by all for sure is the Cooltube reflector, whose ability to maintain a stable temperature and extend the life of the bulb is truly exceptional, but in contrast to being made of glass, decreases the reflection of lumens.
These reflectors are used to cover a larger area of cultivation, with the same bulb, without the need to add more or change the power. To give a practical example, if usually a 600w HPS bulb has a range of 1m2, with the reflector open 1.5 m2. The best-known reflector within this family is the Adjust a Wings, a reflector that also incorporates a heat diffuser, whose function is to reduce the heat of the plants closest to the bulb, preventing them from burning and spoiling.
It is important to bear in mind that in the case of LED lighting systems, for example, they do not need a reflector, as their technology is based on the direct incidence of LED light on the plants.
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