Indoor and greenhouse growing have advanced to a point where they can produce the healthiest crops on the market, while significantly reducing resource consumption and the impact farming has on our planet. Given our desire to create a sustainable future, HYDRALED has worked tirelessly to make horticultural LEDs more affordable.
Our patented hydronic lighting system accomplishes this by dramatically reducing the price of LED fixtures, almost eliminating the need for ducted cooling, and more than doubling the energy efficiency of CEA facilities through the capture and utilization of waste heat.
Our flagship fixture will produce 3,000 micromoles of violet dominant, wide spectrum light (more than 40% of the photons in the 400 - 450 nm range), while only consuming 1200 watts (2.5 umol/watt) and costing $1,000. The size will be tiny in comparison to typical LED fixtures (3" x 3" x 10") and weigh less than 5 lbs. Because of this, a properly designed indoor facility is able to shift lights on tracks between grow rooms. This double duty approach makes it possible to reduce the cost for the HYDRALED system by another 35% (taking into account the track costs and reduced plumbing).
Our standard fixture will also produce 3,000 micromoles of wide spectrum light (without the added 405nm & 420nm diodes), while consuming 1,200 watts and costing $750. The size, weight, and maneuverability will be the same as our flagship fixture.
In comparison, the buildout for 3,000 micromoles of double-ended HPS (DEHPS) would cost around $850 for an indoor facility and $700 for a greenhouse. However, the HYDRALED system will consume $300 less electricity per year, stimulate chlorophyll a more effectively, improve plant morphology, increase yields, and offer the ability to double facility efficiencies by recycling waste heat.