New LED lighting now has some major advantages over HPS Lighting. Energy savings, superior growth efficiency and light longevity are the primary reasons why growers are now choosing LED lighting. When cooling technology is added to LED lighting, these benefits are only further increased. Two types that are most commonly used with LED lighting are: Active and Water Cooling Technology.
Active Cooling is a basic air fan cooling system in which airflow directed from fans, cool the LED Lights. Active Cooling is popular due to it’s low cost and ease of use.
Water Cooling is a newer and more advanced cooling technology that uses water flow to lower the heat levels from within the system. This method not only saves energy but gives growers additional options to divert and use this heat to warm crops or use with another applications. If a simpler setup is desired, growers can connect a chiller to cool the water in the system.
The popularity of Water Cooling Technology is increasing steadily due to overall cost savings, longer life span and greater efficiency.
Benefits of LED Water Cooling Technology vs. Active Cooling
- More than 50% energy savings.
- Increased expected LED lifespan.
- Increased intensity 30% in PAR output.
Through innovation, extensive research and testing NewLux has developed an effective system that uses both Active and Water Cooling technology. This system that allows a higher output using less energy, is showing remarkable results in the LED Lighting market.