Gavita Pro Line 600/750e DE

Gavita Pro Line 600/750e DE

The Gavita Pro 600/750e DE is part of the Gavita Pro line e-series, their next generation professional grow light solutions. Gavita were the first to launch a double ended 1000W HPS lamp in this market, and were also the first to introduce a double ended 750W HPS lamp. This lamp bridges the gap between a 600W single ended, and a 1000W double ended fixture.

The ‘e’ in ‘e-series’ stands for external control. These fixtures can be controlled centrally by a Gavita Master controller. This replaces the often cumbersome installations and adds safety features such as automatic dimming of your lights at high temperatures and even a safety shutdown.

Specifications:

  • Input Voltage – 240 Volt
  • Input Current at 100% – 3.5 Amps
  • Input Current at 110% – 3.9 Amps
  • Input Power at 100% – 795 Watt
  • Input Power at 110% – 870 Watt
  • Lamp – Gavita Pro 750 W 400V EL DE HPS K12 x 30S

In many rooms you just don’t have the height to run a 1000W fixture at 100%, and in other rooms you don’t need the intensity. Running a 1000W lamp at 750W all the time is a not a desirable situation as the lamp does not come to its full efficiency and the spectrum deteriorates. In those situations the 6/750 DE FLEX is the ideal solution, more efficient, cheaper and with a much better spectrum. They call it the 6/750 as the efficiency of the lamp, dimmed to 600W, is still really good: as good as any other 600W industry standard HPS lamp. With the 750W lamp you can come almost a foot closer to your crop (a bit less in overlapping plans).

The fixture comprises of a ballast, reflector and lamp in one complete compact package. Made according to horticultural standards, the housing of the ballast is sealed and contains a gore-tex® plug to ventilate the housing, while keeping dust and humidity out. Ballast output is either controlled by the Gavita Master controllers, or an external switch, allowing it to be adjusted to 400, 500, 600, 750W and 825W boosted output. The Master Controller can centrally control the output hundreds of fixtures in a range between 375 and 825W output power. Using the Master controller safeguards your valuable crop by the added auto-dim and auto-shutdown features which completely automates your light control.

The high frequency ballast was specifically designed for the Gavita double ended HPS lamp, resulting in an accurate, optimal output, a stable burning lamp and a better light maintenance over time. The ballast is not suitable to run Metal Halide lamps. The spread is about 90 x 135cm at 75cm distance in overlapping plans, providing light levels of up to 1000 µmol s-1 m-2.
The fixture’s light source is a Gavita Pro 750W double ended HPS lamp, generating 1450 µmol s-1 of light. With a light maintenance of over 96% per 5000 hours you only need to replace it once a year.
Mounting is easy because the fixture is balanced and only requires two hanging points.

Features

  • Comes with the new Gavita Pro 750W 400V EL DE lamp, 1500 μmol s-1
  • Gavita double ended lamp has high efficiency range from 600-825W
  • Total control range 50-110%
  • Suitable for Gavita Master Controller
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Lights more than 1,2 square meters with 1000 μmol m-2 s-1
  • Completely sealed housing with GORE-TEX ® ventilation plug, no moving parts, completely silent and cool to the touch
  • Suitable for high frequency 400V electronic horticultural lamps with 10-25% more output than traditional HPS lamps
  • High light maintenance: >95% per year so you only need to change your lamp once per year
  • Replaceable 96% efficient Gavita HR96 reflector for optimal efficiency (HRW wide reflector as an option as from Q3 2014)
  • Controllable output: dim or boost your light to adjust it to changing circumstances or grow phases
  • Soft dim which gradually changes the output when switched, eliminating stress on the lamp
  • Equipped with very high frequency Gavita electronics (>100 kHz)
  • No electromagnetic interference problems through the integrated design.

Features and Benefits:

  • Complete Fixture – The integration of ballast and reflector results in a compact fixture. No external lamp wires results in low EMI, which makes it easier to comply with FCC regulations. All Gavita’s fixtures are FCC compliant.
  • Horticultural Design – Their fixture is not a contraption of a remote ballast and reflector: it is a fixture designed as a complete fixture. The high quality white coating is durable and UV resistant. All the terminals are sealed with gaskets and contact and terminals are high quality.
  • 400V lamp technology for high frequency electronic ballast – The high voltage lamp technology results in a better efficiency of the arc tube: more light for the same power (10-25% more than traditional single ended lamps)! These lamps are best suited for extreme high frequency electronic ballasts, creating a stable arc without acoustic resonance, assuring optimal output and a long lamp life. The smaller arc tube and outer balloon require the lamp to be nitrogen filled instead of vacuum, which prohibits it to be air cooled. Air cooling of the lamp results in lower lamp temperature, which results in sub-optimal light output, up to 15% less than specified. Therefore these lamps are not suitable for direct air cooled fixtures.
  • Replaceable Reflector – The bracket is designed to be able to change you reflector quickly. Miro aluminum can not easily be cleaned, and when you clean it, it will never be as good as a new reflector. Gavita recommend to change reflectors every year in a “dirty” environment (dust, foggers, sprays) or every two years in a clean environment.
  • Controllable Output – With the output dial you can select an output power between 400 and 825W, adjusting your light to changing circumstances or grow phases. Do remember though that every new lamp needs to burn in at 100% for at least 100 hours to stabilize before you dim or boost it. Failing to do so can lead to start-up problems when lower output power is selected and decreased output.
  • Double Ended Lamp – These Double ended HPS lamps are the most efficient HPS lamps available. Double ended lamps have the advantage that they are always in the focal point of the reflector, there is no frame wire in the lamp which results in less light interception, and the lamp is very small in diameter which prevents reflected light to be intercepted by the lamp in the reflector.
  • High Frequency Electronic Ballast – There is no such thing as a universal ballast. You will get the optimal output when you match a lamp and ballast which are designed for each other. Gavita’s ballasts are designed to power their horticultural double ended lamps at exactly the right high frequency and power for optimal and stable output, and a long light maintenance. Their ballasts are only suitable for high frequency HPS lamps as specified in the product manual.
  • Soft Start – Unlike magnetic ballasts their electronic ballasts never use more power than their specified power during the start-up sequence. Lamps reach their full power much quicker though than with a magnetic ballast.
  • No in-rush Current – The e-series fixtures are constantly connected to your mains supply, just like a television that is on stand-by. Because of that it never creates a high inrush power when switching on. You can fire-up all your lamps safely.
  • No moving parts, optimal thermal management – Gavita ballasts are completely sealed and passively cooled through the extrusion aluminum ballast housing. Their housings provide optimized thermal management, which keeps the electronics much cooler than in die-cast housings. Good thermal management is extremely important for the lifetime and reliability of the electronics.
  • Sealed housing with Gore-tex ventilation plug – Electronics are very sensitive to moisture. Therefore their ballasts are completely sealed and equipped with a ventilation plug. When the ballast is switched on and heats up, the air inside the ballast expands and is vented out through the ventilation plug to protect the seals. When the ballast is switched off and the air inside the ballast cools down, the Gore-tex ventilation plug only lets in the air, and keeps out the dust and moisture, safeguarding your sensitive electronics.
  • Status LED – The Status LED provides information about the operating status of the ballast. It senses connection with the controller, indicates a starting lamp, end of life, over temperature, too high input voltage, too low input voltage and it even has a memory for alarms.
  • Miro aluminum reflector – The HR96 reflector is made of a very high grade Miro aluminum which provides optimal reflectance of light to your crop. This is the reflector of choice for horticultural growers world-wide, to provide uniform light in an overlapping plan with great plant penetration from all sides. The reflector is a medium wide reflector, providing optimal horizontal penetration of the crop. Remember: the sun is never straight above plants, they do need light at an angle for optimal penetration.
  • Soft Dim – When adjusting the output of your fixture the output power will very gradually change, protecting your lamp. It can take a minute per step, making this process so gradual that your eyes can hardly see it. Rest assured, they will dim.
  • Suitable for Gavita Master Controllers – Their e-series ballasts can be remote controlled by the Gavita Master Controllers. They replace your timers and contactors, and put you in full control of your ballasts. You can centrally adjust the output of your ballasts, even with sunrise and sunset settings. Moreover they protect your crop by two temperature safety features: When your climate control is not able to maintain the optimal temperature your master controller will automatically dim your lights. In case of a climate control failure they will switch off your lights, protecting your valuable crop and preventing overheating problems.
  • Plug & Play installation – Connect your fixtures to the master controller with the standard controller cables provided with the controller and the fixture. It’s all plug and play: you do not need a screwdriver. Gavita provides original accessories if you require replacements or different length controller cables.

Gavita Pro Line 1000e DE

Gavita Pro Line 600/750e DE
The Gavita Pro 1000e DE is part of the Gavita Pro line e-series. Welcome to the next generation of professional grow light solutions.
The ‘e’ in ‘e-series’ stands for external control. These fixtures can be controlled centrally by a Gavita Master controller. This replaces the often cumbersome installation with contactors and clocks, and adds safety features such as automatic dimming of your lights at high temperatures and even a safety shutdown.
They improved the electronics and changed the way the ballast is built, by mounting the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and warm components directly on the heat sinks instead of in a ballast bracket. The much cooler electronics result in a greater reliability and a longer life. The new design of the housing even increases that effect.
Specifications:
  • Input Voltage – 240 Volt
  • Input Current at 100% – 4.4 Amps
  • Input Current at 110% – 6.1 Amps
  • Input Power at 100% – 1050 Watt
  • Input Power at 110% – 1200 Watt
  • Lamp – Gavita Pro Plus 1000 W 400V EL DE HPS K12 x 30S
The fixture comprises of a ballast, reflector and lamp in one complete compact package. Made according to horticultural standards, the housing of the ballast is sealed and contains a gore-tex® plug to ventilate the housing, while keeping dust and humidity out.
Ballast output is either controlled by the Gavita Master controllers, or an external switch, allowing it to be adjusted to 600, 750, 825, 1000W, and 1150W boosted output. The Master Controller can centrally control the output hundreds of fixtures in a range between 500 and 1150W output power. Using the Master controller safeguards your valuable crop by the added auto-dim and auto-shutdown features which completely automates your light control.
The compact complete fixture contains a lamp, HR96 reflector and horticultural quality ballast in one comprehensive package. The higher output and added efficiency of the industry standard HR96 reflector make this the workhorse of the family.
The spread of the Pro 1000 equipped with the HR96 DE reflector is about 4 x 6 ft (110x180cm) at 3 ft distance in overlapping plans, providing light levels of up to 1000 µmol s-1 m-2.
The fixture’s light source is a Gavita Pro Plus 1000W double ended HPS lamp, generating 2100 µmol s-1 of light. With a light maintenance of over 96% per 5000 hours you only need to replace it once a year.
Mounting is easy because the fixture is balanced and only requires two hanging points. For c-profile installations we have convenient brackets available.

Features and Benefits:

  • Complete Fixture – The integration of ballast and reflector results in a compact fixture. No external lamp wires results in low EMI, which makes it easier to comply with FCC regulations. All Gavita’s fixtures are FCC compliant.
  • Horticultural Design – Their fixture is not a contraption of a remote ballast and reflector: it is a fixture designed as a complete fixture. The high quality white coating is durable and UV resistant. All the terminals are sealed with gaskets and contact and terminals are high quality.
  • 400V lamp technology for high frequency electronic ballast – The high voltage lamp technology results in a better efficiency of the arc tube: more light for the same power (10-25% more than traditional single ended lamps)! These lamps are best suited for extreme high frequency electronic ballasts, creating a stable arc without acoustic resonance, assuring optimal output and a long lamp life. The smaller arc tube and outer balloon require the lamp to be nitrogen filled instead of vacuum, which prohibits it to be air cooled. Air cooling of the lamp results in lower lamp temperature, which results in sub-optimal light output, up to 15% less than specified. Therefore these lamps are not suitable for direct air cooled fixtures.
  • Replaceable Reflector – The bracket is designed to be able to change your reflector quickly. Miro aluminum can not easily be cleaned, and when you clean it, it will never be as good as a new reflector. It’s recommend to change reflectors every year in a “dirty” environment (dust, foggers, sprays) or every two years in a clean environment.
  • Controllable Output – With the output dial you can select an output power between 600 and 1150W, adjusting your light to changing circumstances or grow phases. Do remember though that every new lamp needs to burn in at 100% for at least 100 hours to stabilize before you dim or boost it. Failing to do so can lead to start-up problems when lower output power is selected and decreased output.
  • Double Ended Lamp – These Double ended HPS lamps are the most efficient HPS lamps available. Double ended lamps have the advantage that they are always in the focal point of the reflector, there is no frame wire in the lamp which results in less light interception, and the lamp is very small in diameter which prevents reflected light to be intercepted by the lamp in the reflector.
  • High Frequency Electronic Ballast – There is no such thing as a universal ballast. You will get the optimal output when you match a lamp and ballast which are designed for each other. Gavita’s ballasts are designed to power our horticultural double ended lamps at exactly the right high frequency and power for optimal and stable output, and a long light maintenance. Their ballasts are only suitable for high frequency HPS lamps as specified in the product manual.
  • Soft Start – Unlike magnetic ballasts their electronic ballasts never use more power than their specified power during the start-up sequence. Lamps reach their full power much quicker though than with a magnetic ballast.
  • No in-rush Current – The e-series fixtures are constantly connected to your mains supply, just like a television that is on stand-by. Because of that it never creates a high inrush power when switching on. You can fire-up all your lamps safely.
  • No moving parts, optimal thermal management – Gavita ballasts are completely sealed and passively cooled through the extrusion aluminum ballast housing. Their housings provide optimized thermal management, which keeps the electronics much cooler than in die-cast housings. Good thermal management is extremely important for the lifetime and reliability of the electronics.
  • Sealed housing with Gore-tex ventilation plug – Electronics are very sensitive to moisture. Therefore their ballasts are completely sealed and equipped with a ventilation plug. When the ballast is switched on and heats up, the air inside the ballast expands and is vented out through the ventilation plug to protect the seals. When the ballast is switched off and the air inside the ballast cools down, the Gore-tex ventilation plug only lets in the air, and keeps out the dust and moisture, safeguarding your sensitive electronics.
  • Status LED – The Status LED provides information about the operating status of the ballast. It senses connection with the controller, indicates a starting lamp, end of life, over temperature, too high input voltage, too low input voltage and it even has a memory for alarms.
  • Miro aluminum reflector – The HR96 reflector is made of a very high grade Miro aluminum which provides optimal reflectance of light to your crop. This is the reflector of choice for horticultural growers world-wide, to provide uniform light in an overlapping plan with great plant penetration from all sides. The reflector is a medium wide reflector, providing optimal horizontal penetration of the crop. Remember: the sun is never straight above plants, they do need light at an angle for optimal penetration.
  • Soft Dim – When adjusting the output of your fixture the output power will very gradually change, protecting your lamp. It can take a minute per step, making this process so gradual that your eyes can hardly see it. Rest assured, they will dim.
  • Suitable for Gavita Master Controllers – Their e-series ballasts can be remote controlled by Gavita’s Master Controllers. They replace your timers and contactors, and put you in full control of your ballasts. You can centrally adjust the output of your ballasts, even with sunrise and sunset settings. Moreover they protect your crop by two temperature safety features: When your climate control is not able to maintain the optimal temperature your master controller will automatically dim your lights. In case of a climate control failure they will switch off your lights, protecting your valuable crop and preventing overheating problems.
  • Plug & Play installation – Connect your fixtures to the Master Controller with the standard controller cables provided with the controller and the fixture. It’s all plug and play: you do not need a screwdriver. Gavita provides original accessories if you require replacements or different length controller cables.

Gavita 750W DE HPS Pro Lamp

Gavita 750W DE HPS Pro Lamp
Gavita 750W DE HPS Pro Lamp is specifically designed for high voltage, high frequency fixtures such as the Pro line fixtures. Made in Europe, these Gavita lamps are the professional choice for growers who require the optimal light output and longest light maintenance on the market.
The Gavita 750W DE HPS Pro Lamp is among the most efficient bulbs on the market – producing a staggering 1450 μmol s-1 when running at 750w. (almost 2 μmol s-1 per Watt).

Gavita have specifically developed the 6/750w DE Flex unit to fill the gap between 600w and 1000w units, producing a higher output than 600w fixtures, while being much cooler-running than 1000w units so you can get the lamp much closer to the top of your canopy.

Specifications of the Gavita 750W DE HPS Pro Lamp:

  • Power: 750 Watt
  • Lamp base: K12 x 30S
  • Growlight (PPF): 1450 μmol
  • Light maintenance 5000 hours >96%
  • Voltage: 400V

Make sure you install this lamp in the correct orientation! Remember to change your lamps once every year for optimal light output.

Gavita Pro Plus 1000w EL DE Lamp

Gavita Pro Plus 1000w EL DE Lamp

Gavita Pro Plus 1000w EL DE Lamp is a replacement lamp for the Gavita Pro Line 1000e DE light fixture.

Pro lamps are specifically designed for high voltage, high frequency fixtures such as our Pro line fixtures.
Made in Europe, these Gavita lamps are the professional choice for growers who require the optimal light output and longest light maintenance on the market.

400V lamp technology for high frequency electronic ballast

The high voltage lamp technology results in a better efficiency of the arc tube: more light for the same power (10-25% more than traditional single ended lamps). These lamps are best suited for extreme high frequency electronic ballasts, creating a stable arc without acoustic resonance, assuring optimal output and a long lamp life. The smaller arc tube and outer balloon require the lamp to be nitrogen filled instead of vacuum, which prohibits it to be air cooled. Air cooling of the lamp results in lower lamp temperature, which results in sub-optimal light output, up to 15% less than specified. Therefore these lamps are not suitable for direct air cooled fixtures.

Specifications of the Gavita 1000W DE HPS Pro Lamp:

  • Power: 1000 Watt
  • Lamp base: K12 x 30S
  • Growlight (PPF): 2100 μmol
  • Light maintenance: 5000 hours >96%
  • Voltage: 400V

Make sure you install this lamp in the correct orientation! Remember to change your lamps once every year for optimal light output.

Gavita Master Controller EL2

Gavita Master Controller EL2

The Gavita Master Controller EL2 promises lighting control at your finger tips. It is the industry standard controller for e-series fixtures for large rooms or double “flip/flop” configurations, with optional auxiliary equipment contactors (ECMs) and alarm contact outputs.

The Gavita Master Controller EL2 is the entry level system for controlling large rooms with e-series fixtures centrally. It is a double port controller for a large single room or two rooms in a flip/flop situation (2 flowering rooms). This is specifically convenient when you have limited power: you can run two flowering rooms in inverse schedules, without overloading your electrical supply.

Now you can switch, dim and boost all your fixtures from a central point, while safeguarding your crop with the advanced temperature safety features. Installation is plug-and-play using the cables and splitters that are included with the controller and the e-series fixtures.

On top of the double output ports you have connections to Gavita’s ECM units, which allow you to switch auxiliary equipment during the lights-on and light-off periods, even for flip/flop rooms!

Specifications:

  • 24 hour timer (on/off): Yes
  • Set output level: 50-115%
  • Select ballast type: 400/600/750/1000W
  • Show output as W or %: Yes
  • Auto-dim at set temp: Yes
  • Auto shutdown at set temp: Yes
  • Sunrise / sunset period: Yes
  • Outputs: 2 (main/aux)
  • Number of ballasts per output: 40
  • Total number of ballasts: 80 (either in one room or 2×40 in 12/12)
  • Temperature sensors: 2 (for two rooms 12/12)
  • Alarm contacts NO/NC: Yes
  • External Contactor Modules (ECM): 2 optional
  • Warranty: 3 years
Easy – The Master Controllers are extremely easy to set-up. The two-line green OLED display is sharp and easy to read, even in a high light intensity environment, and all menu items are in plain text. The 4-button control of the menu system is intuitive. A special fifth button is added to directly set the output of your fixtures. Red and blue LEDs show you the output status of your controller ports, and give you a quick view of any error indications.
The wiring system is plug-and-play, with all the cables you need already included with each e-series fixture. The manual also describes how you can make bespoke cables for any length. Different lengths of control cables are also available as original Gavita accessories.
The mounting of the controller in a bracket makes it easy to mount. Two screws are all you need to install the mounting bracket, the controller clicks right in. This also enables you easy access to the wiring at the bottom of the controller.
Safe – The most important and valued safety features on the Master controller are the temperature safety features: Your lamps will automatically dim when your climate control is no longer able to maintain the correct temperature, or will even shut down your lamps when a maximum temperature is reached, safeguarding your crop.
The control signal is a safe analog low voltage signal, and the controller is protected from signal shortcuts in the wiring. Wiring faults do not kill your controller.
Last but not least the EL2 offers you alarm contacts (NO and NC) to seamlessly integrate your controller in your alarm and monitoring systems. Whenever there is a calamity (power outage, emergency shutdown or sensor failure) the alarm contacts will switch, notifying you of the fact that you will need to take action.
Flexible – Whether you control 2 fixtures of 1000: the Master Controller EL1 will do the job, when adding the booster modules you need. Standard, each EL2 output can steer 40 fixtures. In a one-room configuration it controls 80 fixtures right out of the box. In a multi-room “flip/flop” flowering configuration it controls 40 fixtures in each room. The number of fixtures can be expanded with booster modules. For large rooms or distant placement we have temperature probes with a long lead available.
The EL2 has outputs for two External Contactor Modules, which are also plug and play. These ECMs can switch auxiliary equipment, such as CO2 untis and heaters, during the lights-on or lights-off period.

Features & Benefits:

  • Switch, dim and boost centrally – Now you have complete control over the light cycle and the output of your fixtures from one single point. Never reach to a ballast again!
  • Easy installation – The complete installation is plug-and-play. Every e-series fixture comes with all necessary cables to install it on the e-series control bus.
  • Simple programming – Setting up the controller is a breeze, with a 5 language text interface in plain language on a high quality OLED display.
  • Crop safety – autodim – In extreme conditions the Master Controller automatically dims your lights, so your plants will survive the high heat.
  • Crop protection – auto-shutdown – When cooling or ventilation fails, the Master Controller automatically switches off your lights, preventing imminent damage to your crop (or worse).
  • Extra signaling LEDs – In a glance you can see the status of your lights and alarms by the blue and red signaling LEDs. No need to read the status screen. Alarms will even be remembered.
  • Alarm notifications – The EL2 is equipped with alarm ports, that easily connect to your existing alarm system. You will get notifications when the power fails, a temperature probe fails of when there was an emergency shutdown due to a extremely high room temperature.
  • Flip/flop – The two ports on the EL2 can be used in conjunction for the same room, or separate in alternating 12/12 cycle (“flip/flop”), enabling you to effectively have two flowering on one controller.
  • Separate room temperature sensors – In flip/flop mode, crops in both rooms are protected by the auto-dim and auto-shutdown features.
  • Sunrise/sunset – To prevent for example climate (humidity) problems at the end of the cycle you can program a sunrise/sunset period.
  • Controls 1-1200 ballasts – Whether you use it on one light for convenience and crop safety, or in large climate rooms that have hundreds of lights, the EL2 can handle it! 40 ballasts can be connected to each of the two output ports, but by using 3 B200 boosters on each port you increase the output capacity to 1200 ballasts!
  • Controls auxiliary equipment – Using the ECM1 modules, you can use the controller to switch equipment such as CO2, dehumidifiers and fans based on lights-on or lights-off status, even in two different rooms with opposite cycles (flip/flop).