Maxibright Daylight 315w CDM Digital Ballast
The Daylight 315 ballast is used specifically to power the Philips MASTERColour CDM Elite (blue) and Agro (red) lamps, which produces excellent PAR output per watt of power consumed.
The ballast is ideal for powering lamps that produce a light spectrum that is as close as possible to natural daylight. This full spectrum light produces plants with improved branch internodes (closer together) and thicker branches, this more natural light spectrum will help prevent plants from stretching and produces high-quality growth that will improve final yields.
The Maxibright Daylight 315w CDM ballast uses 1.5 amp low-frequency square wave technology to power a lamp that will match if not surpass a 600w HID light in yields and quality. The low heat output also means that lights can be positioned closer to plants. The Daylight 315w CDM ballast is a significant step forward in HID technology reducing power consumption, producing less heat and creating a fuller light spectrum that goes on to create high-quality high yielding healthy plants.
Note – Digital ballasts run much cooler than magnetic ballast but can still be warm so should be located on a firm flat surface (not carpet) in a well-ventilated area. The Maxibright Daylight 315w CDM ballast will only power the Philips MASTERColour CDM Elite (blue) and Agro (red) lamps.
E40 Lamp to CDM Lamp Adapter
CDM (Ceramic Discharge Metal-Halide) lamps give out an intense full spectrum light similar to natural daylight. These lamps have a different fitting to standard HPS lamps and will require an E40 to CDM Adapter to be fitted to standard reflectors with the E40 (HPS) lamp fitting for use with a CDM lamp. CDM lamps give you a far fuller spectrum light which in turn gives much better quality plant growth compared to HPS lighting alone.
315w Philips MASTERColour CDM Elite (Blue) lamp
The 315w Philips MASTERColour CDM Elite (Blue) lamp has a lumen output of 36000 all of which is in the blue part of the spectrum making them ideal for vegetative growth creating plants with shorter internodes setting them on a course to heavy yields.
The Philips 315w lamp is a special lamp because of its exceptionally high PAR output and its extra long life (20000 hrs.) the intensity of this lamp is noticeably brighter than HPS equivalents. The near Daylight colour spectrum given by this lamp will produce high yielding and healthy plants because plants have evolved with the broad spectrum of light wavelengths provided by natural sunlight.
With traditional HPS and Metal Halide lighting, red and blue wavelengths are enhanced to promote different growth stages such as vegetative and flowering. While this is beneficial, plants were grown under a full spectrum throughout their growth cycle benefit from a more natural quality of light proven to prevent stretching and encourage higher quality growth.
Daylight spectrum also allows a more natural formation of branch internodes (less far apart) for increased plant mass. Horticultural lamp light output will decrease with use. We recommend that growers replace lamps at regular intervals to maintain optimum yields.
Note – As soon as lamps are switched on they will run extremely hot. Before handling, lights should be switched off the ballast disconnected and allowed to cool down. All high-intensity lamps need to be handled with care, avoid touching the lamp and particular, care should be taken when using sprays or liquids around hot lamps as this may cause failure or explosion.
IDEAL FOR – Vegetative Growth