Highly recommended for grow tents and any growing environment where heat is an issue, Parabolic Grow Lights have always been, and continue to be, one of our best selling grow lights.
In a horizontal reflector the lamp is mounted horizontally with the light and heat being directed downwards to the area directly beneath the reflector. With a Parabolic, the lamp is mounted vertically allowing heat to be directed away from the plants.
This means that when large areas of soil are being covered, the plants are under less heat stress. It also means that the soil stays fresher for longer and reduces the chance of a nutrient imbalance in the later life of the plant. In grow tents this allows the light to be relected into the plants rather than being directly aimed at them, this seems to be more effective than traditional horizontal reflector lighting and reult in both better yields and heathier plants.
The 100cm Parabolic Grow Light is available with 8 different types of ballast. You can click the links below for more info on each ballast
Dura (600W magnetic): The Dura replaces the previous Xpert ballast from maxibright as their entry level 600W metal case magnetic ballast.
Warranty: 1 year.
Parbright (600W magnetic): Parbright ballasts are plastic-cased and silent running and are a quality entry level ballast option.
Warranty: 1 year.
Maxibright compact (magnetic): Maxi Compact ballasts are superior to all other resin cased ballasts that we have come across. Wall mounting is advisable. Available with this kit in 250W, 400W, 600W (Pro) and 1000W.
Warranty: 3 years on 250W, 400W, 1000W.
5 years on 600W Pro.
Ipac Pro (magnetic) – Maxibright Ipac’s come with an impressive 25-year guarantee – they are quite literally ballasts for life. Available with this kit in 250W, 400W, 600W and 1000W
DigiDrive Dimmable: to 250W, 400W and boostable to 660W, the DigiDrive is a good digital ballast at a great price.
Maxibright Digilight: If you prefer a digital ballast that is not dimmable (i.e. less things to wrong) then the Digilight is a good option, the 250W version is especially good value for money. Available in 250W, 400W and 600W.
Maxibright Pro Select: Probably the most popular dimmable 240V ballast on the market. The Pro Select features 6 output settings, the 600W unit can be set to 250W, 400W, 600W and a 10% boost at each wattage allowing you to get the most out of you HPS lamp at each level. The 1000W unit can be set to 400W, 600W, 1000W, and again, a 10% boost at each wattage.
Maxibright Promax: 600W/400V. If you want the best money can buy then choose this ballast. It uses 400 volt technology and will give you about 5-10% more plant usable light, as well as a whole host of other features. It can also run standard 240V lamps.