Save Money on 3 of the Biggest Costs in your Grow Room [by NextLight LED]
Hey everyone its Nick, I wanted to share this blog, written by the team over at NextLight LED, and enlighten you on the changing lighting technology utilized in todays growing market.
Reminder that you get a discount from www.nextlight.com when you contact them direct and mention Boomspharm sent you. Even for a single light, they will hook you up. Bulk discount is available feel free to contact me direct as well. Enjoy learning about the benefits of LED in the growroom.
“Reducing Consumption and Increasing your Competitive Edge in the Market - Energy Consumption, HVAC and Maintenance
As the market commercializes, and the price of final product continues to decrease, it becomes vital to produce the highest quality product, at the lowest possible cost. This can be achieved by strategizing your long term costs and profit per square foot, giving you the ability to reduce your cost to produce.
Excessive energy consumption via grow lighting and HVAC, along with the expense of bulb and reflector changes, are a few of the biggest ongoing costs in your grow. These expenses add up quickly overtime. In fact, most commercial facilities do not follow recommended bulb/reflector changes. Despite the fact, diminishing bulb/reflector intensity is a direct correlation to decrease in overall yield and quality.
Here is an example of why the bulb swap is overlooked. Generally, a 100 grow light operation will spend around $10,000 USD to change bulbs and reflectors at the minimum recommendation of once per year. (Based on bulk discount: $100 per fixture). For this reason, along with labor, growers tend to overlook this important task, despite the demise of their production.
By switching to NextLight, as opposed to traditional HID lighting in your grow, you expect to save 35% on energy consumption, around 50% on HVAC needed for lighting and expect to never change a bulb or reflector ever again. These cost reductions help increase your profit per square foot in the long run.
NextLight’s flagship model, the NextLight Mega, only consumes 650 watts of electricity and replaces a standard 1000 watt, DE HPS. The Mega emits a similar amount of usable light for your plants, while introducing a broader, more sun-like spectrum to your plant canopy. Using the enhanced NextLight Commercial Series Spectrum, you can expect impressive yields, tighter internodal spacing and higher quality end product.
NextLight’s Commercial Series Products are the highest efficiency, mass produced, full spectrum, LED grow lights on the market. Not only does this mean you will save money on energy consumption, but depending on your energy provider you may be eligible for significant energy rebates. NextLight will work directly with your energy provider to ensure you get the best rebates and incentives for your commercial project.
Just like you, energy providers are strategizing for the long term. By incentivizing commercial customers to consume less, they reduce the need to build out unnecessary infrastructure. Ultimately, saving the company money in the long run.
The biggest hurdle when switching to LED is the initial upfront cost. You may be tempted to purchase a cheap LED grow light. One thing to keep in mind, all LED grow light fixtures are not created equal. Buyer beware, the old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here. Believe it or not, most LED fixtures are less efficient than the traditional lights they claim to replace. It is highly important to learn what to look out for when comparing grow lights. For more information on how to compare grow lighting, visit nextlight.com.
When looking to retrofit or begin a new build, NextLight can produce high quality, light mapping and 3D renderings of your entire grow space. This gives you the ability to ensure your plants will receive the proper amount of lighting based on their daily light needs. This also gives you the data to run
a long term cost analysis. You will find, by switching to NextLight, you will reduce consumption and increase your competitive edge in the market.