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AgroLED is making waves with its new DioWatt rating system. It has several advantages over traditional light sources, including lower energy consumption, longer useful life, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching. AgroLED grow light models can be customized to emit only specific wavelengths of light for plant growth and flowering.

Outdoor conditions are mimicked with varying color, temperatures, and spectral outputs. AgroLED has created a new rating system for LEDs in an effort to clarify the actual output of these systems. The DioWatt 1440 refers to 1440W of LED diodes driven at 600 milliampere that consume 865W of power. Other notable features include durable aluminum housing, heat sinking, and active cooling that all ensure proper thermal management for longevity of LEDs.



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The Apera Instruments PC60 5-in-1 Multi-parameter Tester simultaneously monitors pH, EC, TDS, temperature, and salinity for your hydroponics in an accurate, quick, and professional manner. The multi-parameter probe is replaceable and eco-friendly. Everything you need comes in one portable case: tester, ready-to-use standard calibration solutions, calibration bottles, lanyard, and AAA batteries. The large blue-green backlit LCD screen generates clear readings. Four AAA batteries power the meter for up to 1000 hours of use.


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All new for 2017, the patent-pending PhytoMAX-2 series of LED grow lights from Black Dog LED build on our more than six years of experience with LED grow lights, incorporating numerous technological and engineering advancements to deliver unprecedented PAR levels and efficiency to maximize yields.

With PhytoMAX-2, Black Dog has delivered the most powerful and reliable, truly full-spectrum (365-750nm, UV to NIR) LED plant grow lights. PhytoMAX-2 uses only the highest-quality, latest-technology, top-bin LEDs sourced from the industry leader for the particular wavelength, such as Cree and Osram, to deliver our proprietary full-cycle Phyto-Genesis Spectrum ® evenly over the entire footprint. A single PhytoMAX-2 1000 fixture delivers an average of 930 PPFD, edge-to-edge and corner-to-corner over a 4x4-foot footprint. Every light is now made in the USA, ETL certified, and comes with a five year warranty.



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Current Culture UC Roots is the most versatile root zone optimizer available to those growing high value crops. Its mineral descaling properties make it an ideal nutrient addition to those growing in hydroponic applications, while also providing the same benefits to all cultivation methods. In addition, UC Roots ability to prevent root rot and potentially harmful biofilm buildup has shown to aid in root development. Add UC Roots to your gardening systems in all growth stages, including cloning systems for rapid root growth.


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The Hydrofarm CMh cordset is easy to install and works with ceramic halide lamps: T9/T12, PGZ18 base. Based on Hydrofarm’s popular all system cordset design, it can be paired with the Phantom II CMh 315W ceramic metal halide digital ballast. It includes a PGZ18 5kV socket, a 15' (4.6 m) 600V lamp cord, and a BAREM plug. It’s perfect for use with intercanopy lighting or with a primary light source.


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Dutchpro Explode is a brilliant bloom stimulator that delivers precious nutrients and minerals to your plants throughout the flowering stage. Consisting of micronutrients, vitamins and acids, it does exactly as the name suggests: explosively drives flowering growth and bigger yields in addition to increasing plants’ resistance to pests and diseases. This product is a formidable flowering booster that is suitable for every irrigation system, as well as most soil, hydro and coco set-ups.



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The Metal Magnetic Ballast is the first to arrive out of the LUMii BLACK range and it has hit the ground running. LUMii BLACK is a new range of budget horticultural lighting that seeks to keep the cost low without compromising quality or performance. The range consists of two 600W ballasts, a 600W metal-cased magnetic ballast, and a 600W electronic ballast with dim and boost functions, a dutch barn style euro reflector, a 600W HPS lamp and (coming soon), both four- and eight-way contactors.

Supplied with a flying IEC lead, this ballast enables you to add any reflector fitted with a universal IEC socket. It’s simple to start growing, just add a reflector and a lamp with the same wattage as the ballast. The well-vented metal case ensures the ballast runs cool and quiet. It is also fully wall mountable, thus making more space in your growroom. It has an IP rating of 20 and runs at 2.9A. The LUMii BLACK Metal-Cased Magnetic ballast can be used with any 600w HID lamp.


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Positioning an ION DE Ballast and reflector combo is now a breeze with new ION Ballast Hanging Hardware. This handy stainless steel hanger transforms a three-point hanging system into two points by allowing the ballast to be suspended by a single chain, ratchet hanger, or other method. To eliminate the need for a second set of hands and streamline lighting setup, check out this small-but-mighty ballast accessory.