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 consume 1,250 watts and produce 3,375 micromoles (2.7umol/watt) of violet dominant, wide spectrum light (more than 40% of its photons in the 400 - 450 nm range). These photons will stimulate chlorophyll a unlike any other lighting system, improving plant morphology and increasing yields per watt. This fixture will retail for $1,500 with the cooling system costing around $150 per light for most facilities.
The patented cooling technology reduces our fixture sizes to a fraction of typical LEDs (3" x 3" x 10") and its weight to less than 5 lbs. Because of this, properly designed indoor facilities can 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 and motor costs).
Our standard fixture will also produce 3,500 micromoles of white/wide spectrum light (without the added 405nm & 420nm diodes), while consuming 1,250 watts. The size, weight, and maneuverability will be the same as our flagship fixture. It will retail for $1,000 and have similar costs for the cooling system.
In comparison, the total buildout for 3,000 micromoles of double-ended HPS (DEHPS) and cooling would cost around $1,200 for an indoor facility and $750 for a greenhouse. However, the HYDRALED system will consume $500 less electricity per year, while stimulating chlorophyll a more effectively, improving plant morphology, and increasing yields.