Introducing the MASTER PURSUIT series 500-watt CMH/CDM grow light system: A new milestone in CMH technology, the Master Pursuit 500w CMH all-in-one fixture is a must have! With higher efficiency compared to traditional 315w lamps, the 65% increase of light energy is a more economical alternative with nearly the same output as 315w CMH lamps used in the 630w CMH fixtures. Providing an average of 1000 umol/s of usable photon flux, the newly designed components and safety features guarantee a high-quality product.
This next generation technology has increased performance and overall reliability for a lighting system you can count on.
OFFERING UNBEATABLE YIELDS & UNMATCHED QUALITY!
Features Advanced Low Frequency Square Wave Technology
Rated Main Voltage: 120V 208V 240V 277V
Input Current: 4.7A 2.7A 2.4A 2.1A
Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power Factor: >0.98
Required Lamp Voltage: 110V +/- 20V
Illumination Surface: 5' X 5'
Fixture Dimensions & weight: 24” X 13.5” X 5.5” & 17lbs.
SMART START™ IGNITION CONTROL
This revolutionary feature, unique to our products, makes GC Series Digital Ballast the safest and most reliable ballast when used in automated multiple lamp applications. When multiple units are connected to the same mains circuit, our integrated Ignition Control software will completely balance the electrical draw by igniting one lamp at a time to prevent electrical surges and spikes that can overload the mains circuit and trip circuit breaking systems. For further efficiency, this feature is activated alongside our 'Soft Start Technology'.
SOFT START TECHNOLOGY
Soft Start Technology prolongs lamp life by stopping current rush to the lamp and preventing lamp overload. When the ballast is started from cold there will be a 3 second fixed delay before ignition. After ignition there will be a series of random 0-2 second delays before full brightness is reached after approximately 3-5 minutes. SoftStart Technology is also activated when increasing and decreasing power to the lamp using the 'Smart-Step' feature.
RE-STRIKE OF HOT LAMP AFTER MAINS FAILURE
The GC Series Digital Ballast uses a timed re-strike system that prevents the ballast from re-striking a hot lamp after a power failure. If a hot lamp is detected, the re-strike will be delayed for 60 second intervals until the lamp has cooled sufficiently to be re-ignited. Re-ignition is then controlled by 'SmartStart Ignition Control' and 'Soft Start Technology' software.
The GC Series Digital Ballast is suitable for use with all good quality HPS, Metal Halide and Ceramic Metal Halide lamps. For a guaranteed perfect match and the best results we recommend Grower’s Choice horticultural lamps. Grower’s Choice lamps are optimized for use with high efficiency electronic ballasts with adjustable output.
AUTOMATIC FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT
The GC Series Digital Ballast automatically adjusts its output frequency to maintain a constant output regardless of input power fluctuations and ageing lamps. This also prevents 'lamp flicker'.
FULL CIRCUIT PROTECTION
The GC Series Digital Ballast uses a sophisticated software controlled circuit breaking system that is not seen in other manufacturer's ballasts. The system protects against a series of faults including: Open Circuit Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Under Voltage Protection and Over Temperature Protection. On Ignition the ballast performs a 3 second test of the circuit and in the event of a fault the ballast will go into protection mode to avoid damage to the ballast and lamp.
The GC Series Digital Ballasts' unique case design acts as a superior heat sink making the ballast extremely cool running without the need for internal fans.
The GC Series Digital Ballast has superior RF Shielding with Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 10% meaning it will not interfere with television or radio equipment.
The GC Series Digital Ballast has no noisy internal fans and is completely silent in operation.
HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The GC Series Digital Ballast is up to 30% more efficient than standard magnetic ballast producing more lumens of light per watt of consumed energy. Efficiency does not diminish and is maintained for the entire life of the unit.
CHOOSE BETWEEN LAMPS:
3,100K - Full Phase
Grower’s Choice 3K-CMH lamp utilizes a full phase spectrum that is designed to be used in all stages of growth but optimized for bloom. With a Color Rendering Index of 90 the GC 3k spectrum is very close to natural sunlight but with modest blues, extra red and UV light to serve your plants photosynthetic needs during the flowering phase increasing yields and resin production.
3,100K-R - Red Enhanced
Growers Choice 3K-R CMH lamp is tailored specifically to enhance bloom production through the discharge of intensified red shift photon dispersion, which plants need to promote heavier yields and additional UV light to facilitate terpine and resin production as this is a plant’s natural response to protect itself from UV radiation.
4,200K - Day Light
4K CMH: Grower’s Choice 4K-CMH Daylight lamp is the best option for hearty vegetative growth leading to a healthy bloom phase. With a Color Rendering Index of 98 and intense full spectrum the Grower’s Choice 4k lamp provides near sunlight photon output. This leads to healthier and more robust vegetative growth.
10,000K - Finishing
Grower’s Choice final phase 10K-CMH finishing lamp should be used during the last week to two weeks before harvest and is specifically designed to emit photons mainly in the ultraviolet 350-425 nm wavelength. As high amounts of UV light cause damage to plant cells, plants compensate in order to protect itself and facilitate reproduction by releasing more resinous oils which translates into a higher quality yield