Growers Choice Horticultural Lighting 1000W DE MH/HPS Complete Fixture *DISCONTINUED*

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    The Growers Choice complete DE fixture is an ultra high-frequency digital double ended fixture designed for commercial applications. It offers the highest PAR available in the horticultural industry. It is dimmable from 600 watts to 1100 watts. It uses software to stop both overload the mains circuit and lamp overload. This Growers Choice lighting fixture is extremely versatile, being compatible with DE HPS, MH, and CMH lamps. Its case design acts as a superior heat sink making the ballast extremely cool running without the need for internal fans. It runs at 240V or 277V. It comes with a 3 year warranty.
    Growers Choice Horticultural Lighting 1000 DE MH/HPS Complete Fixture

    Grower’s Choice Horticultural Lighting Department has introduced the company’s first 1000 watt Ultra High Frequency digital double ended fixture designed specifically for commercial applications. The GC-1000 delivers high-efficiency and the highest PAR available in the horticultural industry.

    The Growers Choice 1000 DE MH Fixture utilizes advanced Ultra High frequency technology and your choice of lamps. This fixture is compatible with 1000 watt metal halide lamps and 1000 to 600 watt CMH lamps.

    Growers Choice Lighting Features
    Smart Step Technology

    By turning the dial on the GC Series Digital Ballast you can reduce the output of a lamp when not so much power is needed. Just turn the dial again to step back to full power.

    Super Lumen

    The Super Lumen feature on the GC-1000 will increase the output of the ballasts highest wattage lamp to achieve maximum lamp performance. Increase is approximately 10% depending on model.

    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.

    Dimmable Option

    The GC-1000 Digital Ballasts allow lamps of various wattages to be operated in the same unit simply by adjusting the dial on the ballast. Each lamp will be operated to the exact specification that the lamp requires.

    Lamp Compatibility

    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.

    Running Temperature

    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.

    RF Shielding

    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.

    Silent Operation

    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.

    Growers Choice Complete Fixture Features:
    • Rated Main Voltage: 240V or 277V
    • Input Current: 4.6A
    • Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz
    • Power Factor: >0.98
    • THD: <10%
    • Required Lamp Voltage: 220V +/- 20V
    • Ignition Voltage: 3kV-5kV
    • Operating Temperature: 32-95 Fahrenheit
    • Dimensions: 23" x 15" x 7"
    • Weight: 16 lbs
    • Warranty: 3 years
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    NameGrowers Choice Horticultural Lighting 1000W DE MH/HPS Complete Fixture *DISCONTINUED*
    BrandGrowers Choice
    Warranty3 Year
    Dimensions23" x 15" x 7"
    Amps240V = 4.6A
    ETL ListedYes
    FREE ShippingYes