Northstar Lighting Systems

Northstar Lighting Systems

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250 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System

£119.95
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400 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System

£129.95
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600 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System

£119.95
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600 Watt Northstar Exolux Dimmable Light System

£204.95
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Northstar Reflector Only (4m IEC connection)

£85.00
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Overview

Got a square space? Get uniform plant growth with a Northstar BAY6 Lighting System!


Coverage is fantastic! You’ll get an intense, even spread of light with absolutely no hot spots, thanks to the unique, symmetrical shape. Light even reaches corners and other awkward areas.


You’ll lose very little light - your reflector’s closed edge shape focusses almost all light down to your plants – it has a 97% reflective vega/ MIRO® aluminium surface, too.


You won’t have any heat problems – heat is funnelled out through an opening above the lamp holder. Both ballast options have thermal protection devices.


You can use it throughout vegging and flowering – each option comes with a dual-spectrum lamp. For this price, it’s a real steal.


• Bundle! Northstar Reflector + lamp + ballast
Dual spectrum lamp (blue and red light)
• For vegetative and flowering stages
• Uniform, square footprint with no hot spots
Maximum light intensityclosed edge reflector
• Reflector has a 97% reflective vega/MIRO® aluminium surface
No heat problems - (Excellent heat extraction via lamp holder + ballasts are heat protected)
• Fantastic light coverage - up to 35% reflection increase at corners!
• Perfect for 1.2m x 1.2m square areas (like the XL BAY6 Grow Tent)
• Great quality for a low cost


 


Choose Your System


Options 1 - 2: GroXpress Lamp + Northstar Reflector + BAY6 Magnetic Ballast
• 250 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System
• 400 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System


Option 3: BAY6 Lamp + Northstar Reflector + BAY6 Magnetic Ballast
• 600 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System


Option 4: Grolux LampNorthstar Reflector + Exolux Pro Digital Ballast
• 600 Watt Northstar Exolux Dimmable Light System
(You can dim or boost it to 250W, 400W, 600W & 660W)


Option 5: Northstar Reflector
• Northstar Reflector Only (4m IEC connection)


 


Which Ballast?
It may be more to buy, but the Exolux Pro Digital Ballast will save you a fortune.


BAY6 Magnetic Ballast
- 1 year warranty


Exolux Pro Digital Ballast
- 3 year warranty
- Save energy (3 – 4% per ballast)
- Prolong the life of lamps
- 250W, 400W, 600W 660W from a single lamp! No separate lamps needed


If you opt for the digital ballast, you also get a Grolux lamp – they’re by far our bestselling ones!


 


We Recommend:


Use a timer and contactor
To automate light on and off times, use a Heavy Duty Timer and Contactor (1 ballast only) or an Exolux Timer Contactor (more than 1 ballast).


Use in a 1.2m x 1.2m tent
The Northstar reflector is the best one to use in a square 1.2m x 1.2m tent, such as the XL BAY6 Grow Tent.


Don’t forget to replace
Every 1% light you lose costs you 1% of your yield. Don’t lose yield to old lamps and reflectors:
• Replace your lamps every 6 months
• Replace your reflectors every year


If using a humidifier...
Make sure you use filtered water with your humidifier. Otherwise, mineral deposits will build up on your reflector and lamp. After just 3 months, your Northstar’s reflectivity will drop by 10%!

The Science

What Does Dual Spectrum Mean?


The light spectrum is made up of wavelengths. Plants only use some of these wavelengths for growth (400n, - 700nm).


For vegetative growth, plants use mostly blue wavelengths (400nm-460nm)
For flowering, plants use mostly orange and red wavelengths (580nm-700nm)


A dual spectrum light emits blue, orange and red wavelengths of light, so you can use it throughout vegetative growth and flowering.


When to replace your lamps and reflector


Every 1% light you lose costs you 1% of your yield. Over time, lamps degrade and reflectors lost reflectivity.


To keep your yields consistently high:


• Replace your lamps every 6 months
• Replace your reflectors every year

The Tech

Why the square shape?


Most grow tents or growing areas are square, or can be split into squares. The Northstar’s square footprint is a great fit in most grow tents.


The square shape is also very uniform, giving you an even spread of light without any hot spots. It was Swiss engineered to do just that!


Magnetic vs. Digital Ballasts


Though their initial cost is more, you’ll save loads by choosing a digital ballast over a magnetic one.


Based on its recommended replacement time alone, the per year cost of a digital ballast is less.


Magnetic: 600W BAY6 Ballast - £14.98 per year (£44.95 initial cost, over 3 yrs)
Digital: 600W Exolux Pro Ballast - £10.99 per year (£109.95 initial cost, over 10 yrs)


On top of that, you need to consider that digital ballasts:


Use 3 - 4% less energy (per light!)
• Need replacing less often (digital = 10 years, magnetic = 3 years!)
• Lead to a longer lamp life
Greater frequency (better output, accurate colour rendering)
• Are dimmable – easier, safer, more flexible
• Remove the need for separate lamps (dim or boost to 250, 400, 600W & 660W)


Technical Specifications


Northstar Reflector
• 97% reflective European aluminium
• 120cm x 120cm light coverage
• Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 16cm


250W GroXpress Lamp
• Technology: HID
• Average life (Rated) (h): 24000
• Lamp finish: Clear
• Lamp shape: Tubular
• Dimmable: Yes
• Cap/Base: E40
• CRI (Ra): 20
• Colour temperature (K): 2000
• Luminous flux (Rated) (lm): 33000
• Efficacy (Rated) (lm/w): 132
• Watt (Nominal) (W): 250
• Voltage (V):100
• kWh per 1000 hours burning time: 275


400W GroXpress Lamp
• Technology: HID
• Average life (Rated) (h) 24000
• Lamp finish: Clear
• Lamp shape: Tubular
• Dimmable: Yes
• Cap/Base: E40
• CRI (Ra): 20
• Colour temperature (K) 2000
• Luminous flux (Rated) (lm): 55000
• Efficacy (Rated) (lm/w): 137
• Watt (Nominal) (W): 400 
• Watt (Rated) (W): 400


600W BAY6 Dual Spectrum Lamp
• Output: 90000 lumens
• Colour: 2100K
• Bulb: T46/E40


600W Grolux Dual Spectrum Lamp
• Light colour: 0Technology: HID
• Lamp finish: clear
• Lamp shape: tubular
• Dimmable: Yes
• Cap/Base: E40
• CRI (Ra): 20
• Colour temperature (K): 2050
• Luminous flux (Rated) (lm): 90000
• Efficacy (Rated) (lm/w): 149
• Watt (Nominal) (W): 615
• Voltage (V): 125


BAY6 Magnetic Ballast
• Electronic micro-controlled starter
• Thermal protection device fitted
• High efficiency
• Lightweight aluminium housing
• Power (W): 600W
• Input (V): 200 / 240V
• Amps (Run): 2.8 Amps
• Dimensions (L x W x D): 320 x 150 x 150mm
• Weight: 6.2kg


Exolux Pro 600 Watt Dimmable Digital Ballast
• Dimmable digitable ballast for HID lighting
• Model: EXOLUX Pro 600W Dimmable Digital Ballast
• Input: 230 ~50/60HZ, 3.0A. COS Ø 0.99
• CF < 1.7, TA = 40oC, TC = 70oC, U-Out = 250V
• For HPS/MH 600W Lamps

Kit Contains

Details

250 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System
• 250W GroXpress Lamp + Northstar Reflector + BAY6 Magnetic Ballast

400 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System
• 400W GroXpress Lamp + Northstar Reflector + BAY6 Magnetic Ballast

600 Watt Northstar BAY6 Light System
• 600W BAY6 Lamp + Northstar Reflector + BAY6 Magnetic Ballast

600 Watt Northstar Exolux Dimmable Light System
• 600W Grolux Lamp + Northstar Reflector + Exolux Digital Ballast

Northstar Reflector Only (4m IEC connection)
• Northstar Reflector

 

How to Use

Single light set ups:
Position your Northstar Reflector in the centre of your grow tent


Multiple light set ups:
Divide your area into 1.2m x 1.2m squares, then position a Hortiline Northstar reflector in the centre of each square.


Don’t forget to use a timer and contactor
To automate light on and off times, use a Heavy Duty Timer and Contactor (1 ballast only) or an Exolux Timer Contactor (more than 1 ballast).

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