Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Supplementation
The use of Co2 with this fixture is not mandatory, but to run it without it, then we recommend a longer canopy distance to the light, ensuring the optimal PPFD levels accordingly to the grow stage. Using this last method the expected optimal coverage area gets to 1.8 x 1.8m but with lower levels of PPFD intensity concentration.
Supplementation use of Carbon Dioxide (Co2) in your controlled environment can significantly improve the yield of your crop if used correctly. In general a good rule is that once you exceed 1000 µmol/s/m2 PPFD levels, you should be 1:1 with Co2 PPM – up to 1500. So at max PPFD = 1500 µmol/s/m2, Co2 would be 1500 PPM (a little lower, 1400 PPM may be the safest to start).
The new line of Zeus is built using high quality Lumatek drivers and latest generation top bin LEDs from Lumileds and Osram, generating a full-spectrum light source ideal for veg and flowering cycles. Another new feature of this line is the Clear Glue protection cover technology on the LED bars; resulting in higher light transmittance of 99% without light loss, extended lifetime of diodes, extra corrosion resistance and high waterproof of IP65. For basic maintenance, simply clean the bars with wet cotton.
For different cultivars, propagation and vegetative growth periods the Zeus may be dimmed without losing efficiency. The high efficiency and low powered LED configuration with 10 LED bars reduces the temperature of the LEDs increasing the output and improving light maintenance.
The Zeus fixture can also be externally controlled with a Lumatek digital lighting controller featuring light timing, automated dimming (1% increments), temperature safety control, Sunrise & Sunset Mode for up to 100 fixtures per controller.