HPS lamps are the standard in the market. The lamps used by Gavita are characterized by their high level of efficiency and long light retention. A major benefit of HPS lamps is the heat radiated directly onto the crop, as this encourages growth, and depending on the crop, the formation of buds and fruit.
Gavita lamps are specially developed for a high-frequency ballast. The benefit of a high frequency is that the electric arc in the lamp isn’t extinguished in the interim, creating a constant and higher light output.
Double ended lamp
A double ended lamp sits on two sides in a fitting, so is always optimally positioned in the reflector. Double ended lamps are developed to negate the need for the return wire in the lamp, so 2-3% more light is produced compared to single ended lamps. The lamp is also much thinner, preventing light interception in the reflector.