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G&G Cover Story – The DEva Lighting System and the RLC-1 Digital Controller

Posted July 10th, 2017 by Eric Hopper in

The lighting system is the main energy source for all plant growth within an indoor garden. Like the sun to an outdoor garden, the lighting system produces photons of light which plants harness and use in photosynthesis. These photons are the energy input that allows plants to capture and convert CO2 into plant-usable carbohydrates (the building blocks of life). A good analogy is to view light energy as the fuel for plant growth. Just as there are different grades of fuel for vehicles, there are different grades of light energy (fuel) for plants.

In an indoor garden, the quality and intensity of the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) that is delivered to the plants is the most significant factor over the yield of the harvest. The light energy provided to an indoor garden also influences the nutritional and/or medicinal value of the crop. In other words, the light energy provided will be one of the biggest determining factors over both the quality and quantity of the plants grown in an indoor garden.

About the Company

Left Coast Wholesale got its unofficial start in 2009 when the owners were hand-stitching the GeoPot and selling them door to door. After years of hard work and dedication, the GeoPot line took off, allowing the company to expand and establish Left Coast Wholesale. Left Coast Wholesale is made up of a team of dedicated and educated members who provide unmatched support to their customers. Through this top-notch customer service, Left Coast Wholesale provides a wide selection of products for indoor horticulturists and greenhouse hobbyists. Among the products it has to offer are the Revolution DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller. With these products, indoor growers can use their horticultural lighting and lighting control to create a more efficient and profitable growing operation.

Revolution DEva HPS Light System

The Revolution DEva HPS Light System is built to perform. The “DE” in DEva stands for “double-ended,” which is the type of bulb housed in the DEva unit. Double-ended HPS bulbs have revolutionized indoor horticulture due to their longevity and efficiency. The DEva HPS Light System is a complete plug and play lighting solution, with the ballast built right into the reflector.

One unique feature of the DEva HPS Light System is the low-frequency at which the electronic ballast operates. The Revolution DEva HPS Light System is the only double-ended HPS system that operates on a low frequency (50-100 Hz) square wave. Other double-ended HPS systems operate in excess of 100,000 Hz. The low-frequency operation is easier on the electrical components, which means increased longevity for the entire unit. The low-frequency operation also helps avoid harmonic distortion that could possibly cause a color shift in the spectral output of the light system. In other words, with a DEva HPS Light System, a gardener can rest assured that his or her plants are receiving the appropriate spectrum for accelerated plant growth. Another mentionable fact about the DEva HPS Light System is that it is the only double-ended light system to pass the FCC’s Consumer Rating. This means that your cell phone is more likely to cause radio frequency interference than multiple DEva HPS Light Systems in operation.

The DEva HPS Light System’s consistent output and increased longevity can be traced back to the quality components used in its construction. The DEva HPS Light System and all Revolution Micro products are manufactured at a state-of-the-art, ISO-certified manufacturing facility in Thailand. The Revolution manufacturing facility prides itself on quality, consistency and reliability. The avionic-grade capacitors, which are rated for 36 years of continuous operation, and the 97% reflective German aluminum used in the reflectors are two examples of DEva’s top-shelf components.

The low-frequency square wave, produced by DEva’s electronic ballast, works in perfect harmony with the included Ushio DE-HPS lamp. There is virtually no electromagnetic interference or acoustic resonance issues, which are common with many other electronic ballasts on the market. Although the DEva HPS Light System is fully compatible with any lighting controller, indoor horticulturists will witness its full potential when teamed with the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller.

The DEva HPS Light System is the only double-ended light system to pass the FCC’s Consumer Rating, which means your cell phone is more likely to cause radio frequency interference than multiple DEva HPS Light Systems in operation. These products are also UL Certified.

RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller

Revolution’s RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller is the ultimate solution for controlling lighting systems within an indoor garden. When teamed with a DEva HPS Light System, the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller is able to simulate the sunrise and sunset to closely mimic Mother Nature. With a built-in clock and a 30-year rated battery backup, the RLC-1 is capable of capturing data on incoming power, lamp life, voltage changes, brownouts and blackouts.

Perhaps the most impressive feature of the RLC-1 is its intuitive nature regarding the temperature within the garden space. The RLC-1 can sense when the temperature in the garden space is too high and automatically responds by dimming the lights to mitigate environmental stress. In extreme cases, the RLC-1 can even turn off the lighting system(s) to avoid crop damage. The RLC-1 even allows horticulturists to “fine-tune” wattage outputs from 600w up to 1150w in 1% increments. Another impressive feature of the RLC-1 is how many lighting systems it can control. The RLC-1 can connect with up to 512 DEva 1000w HPS Light Systems (spread across two zones), which can all be connected via standard telephone cables.

The RLC-1 is the perfect solution for home hobbyists with one light system or commercial growers with hundreds of lights. All in all, the RLC-1 ensures a balance between the intensity of the light and the temperature of the grow room. This balance provides increased efficiency in the garden, along with priceless protection from damage caused by an overheated grow room.

Affordability

When revolutionary products like the DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller hit the market, customers expect to pay an arm and a leg. However, both the DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller are surprisingly affordable at only $499 for DEva and $299 for the RLC-1. This scalable plant lighting solution is attainable by both small-scale hobby growers and large scale commercial horticulturists. A horticulturist can easily add more DEva HPS Light Systems to the RLC-1 at any time he or she sees fit.

Providing plants in an indoor garden with consistent and intense light is the key to getting the highest return on investment. When the lighting system’s efficiency and effectiveness can be fine-tuned, an indoor garden is capable of reaching its full potential. The DEva HPS Light System teamed with the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller is the ultimate efficient and effective lighting solution.

When looking at all of its available products, it is obvious that Left Coast Wholesale recognizes the importance of quality and consistency. Without a doubt, this is what inspired them to carry the DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller. Through impressive customer service and a dedication to providing the utmost quality, the staff at Left Coast Wholesale has made their mark in the hydroponic and indoor gardening industry.

Indoor horticulturists who want to take horticultural lighting to the next level of quality and control must check out the DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller. After all, an indoor garden’s performance is contingent upon the provided light energy. When using the DEva HPS Light System and the RLC-1 Smart Lighting Controller, a grower can rest assured that he or she is providing the very best.

Through impressive customer service and a dedication to providing the highest quality, the folks at Left Coast Wholesale have made their mark in both, the hydroponic and indoor gardening worlds as well as large scale greenhouse and agricultural operations.

For more information call 800.681.1757, visit LeftCoastWholesale.com or Email contact@leftcoastwholesale.com.

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