PhotonFlux™ Strobes are ideal for use with solar panels. FireFly-One™ provides solar kits for greenhouses. Example: Using a typical 30’ X 100’ grow house (as above), it would take 150 LED fixtures rated at 650 watts each or 48 PhotonFlux™ fixtures rated at 26 watts for the strobes, and an additional 22 watts for the optional LED task lighting for a total of 48 watts each. Utilizing 345 watt solar panels, it would require only 7 panels for the PhotonFlux™ lights, where it would require 283 panels for the LED grow lights. Then we would add panels to be able to light the house for 3 days off of batteries without sunlight, so we would have 20 panels for the PhotonFlux™ system, but over 800 for the LED system. Multiply this by how many grow houses an operation has, and it makes sense why the growers that have LED lights have to depend on the electric providers since they can’t afford, or give up land, for such a large array.
Note: By using PhotonFlux™ lights results in a much smaller carbon footprint due to the lower load requirements. Both the lighting and the solar systems each qualifies for many green-initiative programs with stimulus funding. Contact FireFly-One for more information.