THE SMARTEST & MOST ADVANCED DIGITAL BALLAST ON THE MARKET
THE HIGHEST PAR AND LOWEST TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (99.99%) OF ALL BALLASTS
4% BETTER PAR THAN EVEN THE NEW LUMATEKS AIR COOLED
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST BALLAST TO BUY
Welcome to the future of
High Intensity Discharge Plant Lighting
SOLIS TEK™ 67,000Hz HIGH FREQUENCY
The Industry's first & only
Smart Digital Ballast.
Tek are the leaders in advanced lighting technology for horticulture.
Complete software based digital platforms are standard with all STK
products. Solis Tek Digital Ballasts operate at 67,000Hz twice the speed of competitors electronic ballasts.
Tek Digital Ballasts are more power efficient and produce more light
while using less power than electronic or coil/core magnetic ballasts.
Tek Digital Ballasts are reliable and produce the lowest Total Harmonic
Distortion reading at the lamp. An extraordinary 12-15% THD (a magnetic
coil/core ballast is 15%THD and considered a low THD system). When
matched with Solis Tek Digital Lamps the THD is 0%. Solis Tek Lamps and
Ballasts are a matched set and tuned to achieve 0% THD. Most electronic
ballasts have unacceptable levels of THD at the lamp, between 150 -
ballast manufacturers have copied each others design flaws and don't
understand how to test for THD @ the lamp or how to rectify this
situation. Also cheap components used to manufacture cheap ballasts
magnify this problem.
Solis Tek utilises high quality German mofsets & Japanese electronic components.
plasma arc operating inside the inner arc tube of the lamp should be a
smooth curve with the gases swirling around the arc, producing high
quality light with maximum efficiency. High THD electronic ballasts
produce an arc stream in the inner arc tube of the lamp that is not
smooth or efficient. The result is acoustic resonance which delivers
less light & damages lamps.The classic example of acoustic resonance
is breaking a wine glass with sound at the precise resonant frequency
of the glass. This is what is happening inside your lamp on a high THD
(Get a welding mask and see for yourself)
magnetics ballasts are low THD systems but they are power hungry, this
gets worse with age. They run extremely hot and can self ignite. The
capacitor of a coil/core magnetic ballast should be replaced every two
years as a worn out capacitor means the lamp will not operate at full
brightness but still uses the same amount of power. A coil/core magnetic
ballast usually runs above its rated load and has a high starting
current. They are hot, noisy and inefficent.
ballasts started the revolution in HID lighting. They are more
efficient than coil/core magnetic ballasts. Low frequency, high THD
electronic ballasts have been superceded by Solis Tek Digital Smart
Ballasts. Our patent pending technology has created a new benchmark in
High Intensity Discharge plant lighting.
Ignition Control - Sequential Lamp Ignition Technology™
Tek not only has soft start technology, we have taken this one step
further. Ignition Control - Sequential Lamp Ignition Technology fires
the lamps sequentially which is the ultimate protection for circuits and
breakers. Solis Tek Smart
Digital Ballasts fire each lamp when the circuit allows, no electronic
or coil/core magnetic ballast can achieve this.
Higher Light Output
Solis Tek Digital Ballast (67,000Hz) will produce more light than a
electronic ballast (28,800Hz) or coil/core magnetic ballast (50Hz). The
faster the speed of the ballast the more light it is producing, the
ballast is cycling or turning the lamp on/off this many times per second
(Hz). The human eye cannot register this speed but your plants can. The
chlorophyll in your plants is capturing more light energy for
photosynthesis, higher frequency light delivered with low total harmonic
distortion. A digital camera will record this strobing effect, it is
very noticable with a 50Hz ballast but can also record the improved
light quality of a Solis Tek Digital Ballast over a lower frequency high
THD electronic ballast.
(Get a digital camera & see for yourself)
More Digital Light per Watt
Tek Digital Ballasts have a superior light output to Watt ratio. The
most light output per Watt of energy used of any artifical plant
lighting system. Efficent, intelligent design.
No fan, no dust, no humidity, no problems
5 year warranty with
Completely silent and runs cool, no need for cooling fan due to efficient operation & exclusive heat sink design.