New Electric Sky Models
The Green Sunshine Co. have launched their upgraded Electric Sky ES180 and ES300 wideband spectrum LED Grow Lights. These full spectrum LED Grow Lights deserve the consideration of any serious indoor cannabis grower. If you know how to grow marijuana indoors, you know the grow light you use makes a huge difference in your plant yield. If you grow cannabis as a business, you also know that cooling and lighting costs depend on your grow light choice.
Electric Sky is known as a high-quality grow light so we wanted to see what the new specifications of the updated version would bring to growers.
Why Lights are so Important
The goal of a cannabis grower is to use light that is as close to natural sunlight as possible. Not an easy task as sunlight is made up of a wide range of different colors as well as infrared wavelengths. Electric Sky already incorporated some of these in their existing lights but were looking to boost efficiency. That meant more light with the same wattage. It has taken a while to secure the right LED diodes that could be brighter than Version 1, but it has been achieved and hence the launch of Version 2.
What does this mean for growers
Plants need a wide range of colors to achieve their greatest potential. The wideband spectrum used in the Electric Sky replicates some of the Sun’s infrared wavelengths for growth power, with a balanced color ratio to encourage plants to grow in a shape that maximizes yield.
With the unique high-dosage of near-infrared light, large flowers initiate sooner, vegetation grows faster, and the plant makes more efficient use of light from what is known as the Emerson Effect. You’ll see your plants respond quickly to the single spectrum from seed through flower. While other “white” or “purple” LEDs fail to provide plants with enough usable near-infrared light, the ES180 gives concentrated red & IR flower power that accelerates vegetative growth speed and encourages heavy flower weight.
The Electric Sky 180 pulls a true 180 watts from the wall, and its wideband spectrum has been proven time and time again in side-by-side tests to achieve equal or better results than HID with 40% less power and 50% less heat. Electricity is a major cost for growers and an ES180 costs as little as $0.32 per day.
Furthermore, many lights require fans to keep them cool and reduce the risk of overheating. The Electric Sky 180 v2 incorporates PASSIVE COOLING: No moving parts to make noise or break down along the road and uses only 180 watts of energy for 300 watts of HID growing power with half the heat! Yes, we do realize you may need fans for ventilation but that is another aspect.
Why Controlling “Light Direction” is Critical
An important aspect of growing with artificial lighting is sending light to where your plants are and away from places where they are not like walls or aisles. Some grow boxes or tents try to overcome this with reflective linings, but reflective light is never as efficient as direct.
Why waste light sending it to places where it isn’t used by your plants?
When growing with Electric Sky, its linear lenses make directing light an easy task. They focus brightness away from your eyes and onto your plants with just enough intensity and power.
It spreads light in a “rectangular” projection pattern that’s a snug fit to any grow area. You’ll want one light for a rectangular growing area, and two lights for an equal square.
The ES180 is a surprising performer in the indoor garden because it enables you to grow HEAVY yields in little spaces and heat-sensitive areas.
And Talking About Space..
Near-field lighting gets the ES180 only 12-18” from your plant canopy without burning. This means you can grow GIANTS even in spaces with limited headroom. No more worrying how far grow lights should be from plants. Nor is there any need to confuse your plants by switching spectrums or swapping bulbs between veg and flower with the Electric Sky. Its spectrum is designed for maximum results in all stages of growth. Combine this with the included dimming kit for precise intensity management you have complete control over the whole system.
- Rectangular Light Projection — Fits Grow Tents or Expands to Any Area
- 1x ES180 will Flower a 1.5’x3′ – 2’x4′ rectangular area – Grow 2-4 Plants
- 2x ES180 will Flower a 3’x3′ – 4’x4′ square area – Grow 4-6 Plants
- If your Grow Area is larger look at the ES300 as an alternative option
- Linear Lenses Prevent Light Loss and Increase Canopy Penetration & Growth Power
- Premium, Heavy Duty & Solid Construction with LEDs Protected By Easy-Clean Lenses
The Electric Sky is not the cheapest Grow Light you will come across but we believe it is worthwhile as a long term investment. You don’t want to have to replace your lights every couple of years and Electric Sky contains LEDs that last 50,000+ hours for over a decade of growing, so you can concentrate on caring for your plants, not on maintaining or upgrading your lighting system.
Additionally, they will stand by their 90 day money back guarantee. We have seen reviews saying that customers have seen growth improvements within a few days of installing these units, so 90 days should be more than enough time to evaluate their potential. And, don’t forget they also have a full 3 year guarantee as well.
Whilst many other LED units are flimsy and fragile, or have exposed LEDs, unprotected from the residue in your plant environment or from an accidental “bump”, The Electric Sky is constructed out of a solid piece of aluminum, and its easy-to-clean lenses protect the LEDs, so you never have to worry about accidental damage to your investment.
Taking into account the reduced running costs, and potential increased yields, some customers say they have got a 20% improvement. A return on investment like that is well worth a serious look.