Inda-Gro Pro-420-PAR-Pontoon (Combo Pack)
•420 Watts - Covers 5’x5’ Areas
•Universal Driver 120-277v 50/60hz
•Wide Spectrum High Intensity Lamp provides Clones through Flowering Light Spectrums
•95% Par Usable UV and IR Spectrums with Added Red Phosphor Blend
•Maintains 90% Lumen Output at 70,000 Hours
•100,000 Rated Life (Hours)
•Pro-420-PAR Broad Spectrum Induction Lamp with Flowering Enhancement Pontoon.
•Universal Power Supplies 120-277v - 50/60Hz - 460 watts total.
•Comes Fully Assembled No Tools Required for Easy Installation.
•10 year Warranty Pro-420-PAR
•5 Year Warranty 420-Pfr-Pontoon
•Watts/Region: (V) 50.2, (C) 23.6, (F) 62.3
•Flowering Enhancement Accessory.
•Universal Power Supply 120-277v - 50/60Hz – 40 watts
•Comes Fully Assembled No Tools Required for Easy Installation
•5 Year Warranty
Height: 6.8" / 17cm
Width: 20" / 51cm
Length: 41" / 104cm
Weight: 19 lbs. 1.8kg
What Exactly is a Pontoon and What Will it Do for my Flowering Plants?
Try as we might, humans have just not found a way to economically recreate the wide spectrums or intensities of sunlight.
However when we must grow indoors there are ways we can adjust our indoor growing environments to mimic those optimum conditions found in nature which can lead us to high quality, high yield, repeatable crop production for our indoor gardens.
By combining the energy efficiencies, low heat and long life benefits of both Induction and LED technologies, we are able to provide the indoor gardener with ideal spectrums and controls that one would only had expected to be found in ideal outdoor conditions.
Our Pontoons are designed to work as an enhancement accessory to our induction lamps’ broad spectrum phosphor blend. They are a low wattage addition to our induction lamps’ spectrums and should be considered when the gardener is seeking optimized quality, yield and reduced time to harvest.
How Does it Work?
During Lights On Cycles: We run the Deep Red, 660nm diodes to meet an important Chlorophyll B peak absorption spectra for flowering thereby increasing flowering sites. Strategically placed diodes on 10⁰ planes allow for even canopy coverage and excellent penetration. This is achieved without burning the canopy from high intensity diodes that are usually aimed straight down at the canopy. Diodes are asymmetrically placed to interlace light distribution patterns with the opposing Pontoon and of any adjacent fixtures similarly outfitted with Pontoons.
During Lights Off Cycles: It’s noon on a cloudless day and the sun paints the sky a bright Blue. As the sun begins to set, the Blue is gradually replaced by increasing levels of Red to Deep Red and finally to Far Red. In nature it is this Far Red 730nm wavelength that triggers the Phytochrome, or flowering response, to occur within seconds of sensing that wavelength exclusively as the sun sets over the horizon.
For an indoor garden, the light cycle for flowering may typically be set for a 12 hour on and 12 hour off cycle. With the plants going instantly into total darkness the plants will require a 2 hour relaxation period before actual flowering begins. Obviously this has never been the most efficient way of maximizing flower production and density. Reducing that indoor relaxation period, by mimicking nature, is critical to increasing fruit and flower size.
Our patented Pontoon design utilizes a built in control circuitry that senses once the 660nm diodes turn off. Once off, the 730nm diodes, powered by Lithium-ion batteries built into the Pontoon, will run the 730nm diodes only for approximately 5 minutes at which time they turn off in gradual steps decreasing the normal indoor Phytochrome switch from 2 hours to less than 10 minutes. Indoor gardeners may wish to adjust their lights on photoperiods for an extra hour or more to take advantage of the indoor plants natural photobiological response to this wavelength.
Installation is easy as there is no assembly required. Simply place the Pontoon over your Inda-Gro light and plug the Pontoon into the same timer circuit that supplies power to your light. The Pontoon secures into place when pressed lightly down over the light and the Pontoons’ rubber legs are touching all points of the light. That is all there is to it!