The Skyline 600 MK2 – Cree Diodes Full spectrum LED grow lights are the latest development from LEDHydroponics.co.uk. Bringing together the best in high-tech materials with passive cooling and LED chips to deliver a new range of modular LED grow light systems. These units are a step change when it comes to build quality and real world performance.
At the core :
The series is based around a single 100W modular LED unit which is fitted with CREE’s powerful Cree® J Series™ 3030 LEDs series This unit is fan-less, and IP65 rated. Each module has a blend of LED types (CREE ) to create a powerful spectrum that at the bottom-line does wonders in the grow room.
Each version of the Skyline led grow lights uses a different arrangement of the 100W modules. The design uses high quality LED driver units, and all wiring and connectors are sealed and even water-tight.
1. Advanced Alumimum-Fin heatsink, providing cooling without needing noisy fault prone fans.
2. Red & White – Light .
Our blend appears visually primarily white due to the balance of the output spectrum,
which both the plants and growers both LOVE.
3. The modular structure is industrial grade and highly servicable and upgradable.
4. Heavy-duty KIT.
5. Unique design using removable power supply and light source
6. Supplied with a generous 5M cable and mains plug.
7. Weight 9.5KG
8. Only using 300w power
The Skyline includes a heavy duty KIT.
Very quickly rising to the top of our hot list, the Skyline is a masive performer. The combination of stealth-bomber looks and large surface area of powerful LED point sources set the scene and follow up with explosive results in the growing phase, huge flowering and unbelievable yields of rock solid sticky buds. With the high yielding varieties, or anything for that matter, this lamp can really drive them beyond expectation.
Real-world results are important to us, and this lamp definately is a massive move in the right direction. But of course we’ve also put the final setup through the usual barrage of tests to characterise its performance and give you the figures you’ll want to know.
Photosynthetic Photon Flux -PPF
PPF is photosynthetic photon flux. photosynthetic photon flux measures the total amount of PAR that is produced by a lighting system each second.
This measurement is taken using a specialized instrument called an integrating sphere that captures and measures essentially all photons emitted by a lighting system.
The unit used to express PPF is micromoles per second (μmol/s).
This is probably the second most important way of measuring a horticulture lighting system but, for whatever reason, most lighting companies don’t list this metric.
Most importantly to note that PPF does not tell you how much of the measured light actually lands on the plants, but is an important metric if you want to calculate how efficient a lighting system is at creating PAR.
Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density-PPFD
PPFD is photosynthetic photon flux density measures the amount of PAR that actually arrives at the plant, or as a scientist might say: the number of photosynthetically active photons that fall on a given surface each second”.
PPFD is a ‘spot’ measurement of a specific location on your plant canopy and it is measured in micromoles per square meter per second (μmol/m2/s).
If you want to find out the true light intensity of a lamp over a designated growing area (e.g. 4’ x 4’), it is important that the average of several PPFD measurements at a defined height are taken.
Lighting companies that only publish the PPFD at the center point of a coverage area grossly overestimate the true light intensity of a fixture.
A single measurement does not tell you much, since horticulture lights are generally brightest in the center, with light levels decreasing as measurements are taken towards the edges of the coverage area. (Caveat Emptor: Lighting manufacturers can easily manipulate PPFD data.
To ensure you are getting actual PPFD values over a defined growing area, the following needs to be published by the manufacturer: measurement distance from light source (vertical and horizontal), number of measurements included in the average, and the min/max ratio).
Fluence always publishes the average PPFD over a defined growing area at a recommended mounting height for all of our lighting systems.