DescriptionIntroducing the 2013 Blackstar Chrome Series by Lighthouse Hydro. The Blackstar Chrome represents the most powerful and most energy efficient grow light in the world with no exceptions. Simply put, there is no light on the planet that will put out more PAR per dollar spent. Typical PAR output of the Chrome series is 3X to 4X more than a comparable Blackstar (non-Chrome) and up to 8X that of a typical Chinese LED light. The proof is on the thousands of forum postings on Blackstar lights.
Blackstar Chrome series lights are meant for the advanced grower and those who wish to use LEDs in conjunction with traditional HPS and Metal Halide lighting systems. Because of the patent pending lens system, penetration is increased, PAR is increased, and the ability to “back the light off” of the canopy is now possible. Don't be fooled by knockoff's that look similar, because internally, the chips and the lenses are NOT the same. These lights are ideal for plants that can utilize maximum PAR output. It is possible for these lights to produce too much PAR for some plants! For this reason the Chrome series is recommended for experienced growers who know their crop well.
The first Blackstar Chrome was created in June 2011 and Lighthouse Hydro has been testing the series in actual growing environments ever since. The patent pending lens design has continued to evolve ever since. Essential oil production from plants that can tolerate the increased PAR is typically increased by 15-20% under the Blackstar Chrome. With over 5 years and tens of thousands of grows, the team at Lighthouse Hydro has developed the most advanced light, lens, and beam angle combination of any lighting company. The wavelengths and LED chipsets used have been painstakingly refined to deliver the maximum yield for any gardening venture. Upgraded from traditional units, the Chrome series uses 60mil chips for improved power and reliability. These new chips increase output and life expectancy and also improve cooling resulting in more PAR, longer life, and a more efficient chip. The Chrome operates 30 degrees cooler than the previous Blackstar series.
Model/SKU: BlackStar 180 watt FSF/blackstar180wfsf
Power output: 111 watts
LEDs: 60 x 3w 60mil; 50,000 hour lifespan
Spectrum: Multiple; for vegetative growth and flowering; 425nm, 460nm, 630nm, 660nm, 680nm,12000K
Lens angle: Mixture of 60, 90 and/or 120 degree lenses to provide even coverage and reduce hot spots
PAR: 364umol at 18''
Coverage area: 4 sq ft (24" x 24") at 18'', 6.25 sq ft (30" x 30") at 24'', 9 sq ft (36'' x 36'') at 36''
Thermal management: High Output 120mm cooling fan
Daisy chain: Link up to 6 units with one power cord
Dimensions: 11.0" x 11.0" x 3.0"
Operating temperature: +5F to +104F
Operating/input voltage: 100-240v AC
Product weight: 7.5 lbs
Recommended height above plants: 24''
Additional details: Patented Fresnel Lens; Modular power supplies and heatsinks
Product includes: Hanging kit; Modular power cord
Recommended for: Full cycle growing; Indoors only
Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 year all inclusive