Our Budmaster Emerson (EM) series is primarily designed as an experimental or stimulation light for growers who wish to simulate the Emerson Effect.
The Emerson effect is named after ‘Robert Emerson’ who first discovered the effect in 1957.
Using the Osram SSL150 (Wide Spread Lens) in conjunction with an M4 MCPET reflector (more than 99% reflective material) and our standard modular build the new Budmaster EM is efficient and reliable and provides the perfect lighting spectra and output for your bloom-rooms.
Infra-red and UV led are notorious for running hot so we have extra powerful fans and our standard pin fin heat sinks keep the led running at a cool steady temperature which will give a minimum 3 year lifespan.
Exact Horticultural Wavelengths with the Osram SSL150 Family
With Osram led’s every diode can be guaranteed to hit the exact wavelength and bandwidth that are needed for optimal photosynthesis as they are specifically designed for horticulture. For example most led’s are made for industrial, commercial or domestic applications and they measure their drop in output over time based on a short general usage time.
So for example, a Cree or Bridgelux diode designed to be used in flood lighting or car headlights will drop output considerably when used for horticulture as these type of diodes are only expected to be on for 2-3 hours maximum at a time not for between 12 – 20 hours at a time.
With the Osram led’s that we are using they are designed to be on for long periods of time and have a lifespan of double a normal led at a staggering 100,000 hours with very minimal drop in output over time of less than 1% per year with our cooling system.
Ultimate Reflection Performance > 99% Diffuse Reflectivity
Included in each light engine as standard is M4 MCPET which is the most reflective material available on the market made from microcellular foamed sheets.
A microcellular foamed sheet is a foamed body that contains air bubbles of sizes of several µm.
The light reflects randomly on the bordering surface between the air and PET, resulting in excellent light reflecting performance.
Not only does this mean more light out to your plants giving a more efficient lamp but it also means less light back into your lamp meaning less heat and a longer lifespan.
Strong, Durable and Precise UK Made Optics
And of course we have our optics made in North Wales just one mile from our base this allows us to have full control over the materials used to ensure that each and every batch is identical and of course reduces our Carbon Footprint.
Our lens has many advantages over the individual led lens that you see in use in many lamps, these individual lens are generally designed for downlights etc and are not designed to be used for up to 20 hours per day so the materials they use will degrade over time by up to 60% of the transmission rate in tests we have performed.
Solid sturdy and fire retardant UL approved materials are used to make our optics ensuring that all the light output gets to your plants whilst maintaining minimum refraction and maximum transmission over the years.
Triple Layer UK Made Rugged and Dependable MCPCB
The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the most integral part of the led lamp even more so than the diodes themselves as this is the first point of contact for processing the heat from the led effectively.
We use a triple layer MCPCB (Metal Core Printed Circuit Board) for maximum strength and heat dissipation with an aluminum base layer, on the reverse of the MCPCB are thermal pads to effectively mate the board to the heatsink eliminating any possible thermal spikes.
All components are of course of the highest quality and built to last Class 6 components which come with UL and ROHS Certification.
UK Made Aluminium Pin Fin Heat Sinks
And of course we have our heat sinks made here in North Wales next door to our base this allows us to have full control over the materials used to ensure that each and every batch is identical.
- Earth Friendly Aluminum for light weight and maximum heat transference.
- Maximum surface area using pin fins allow free air flow in any direction while transferring more heat faster.
- Strong and Durable design with no sharp edges.
- Fits any standard 80mm fan perfectly.
Durable and Tough Chassis
And of course we have our cases made here in the UK, this allows us to have full control over the materials used to ensure that each and every batch is identical and of course reduces our Carbon Footprint.
- Tough 1.2mm thick steel case:
- Nut inserts and Hank bushes are used to ensure an exact fit.
- Fibre laser cutting for accuracy of up to 0.25mm and sealing of cut edges to prevent oxidisation etc.
- High end reflective powder coating finish:
- UV proof.
- Water proof.
- Grease proof.
- Heat Resistant.
- No oxidisation in marine environments.
Tried, Tested and Dependable Drivers
High quality tried and tested drivers are used in all our Budmaster LED lamps, we have been using the same drivers for three years now and run at a 0.5% failure rate. So long story short we use good drivers that rarely fail.
We use high quality constant current led drivers each of which has its own 12v fan output allowing us to have a more modular and build and better overall redundancy model in our lamps.
All drivers include industry standard and UL approved connectors from TE and JST.
Waterproof and Low Noise Fans
Noise is the most common issue that growers have to contend with when purchasing high powered led lamps, with this in mind we have designed our cooling system using low noise fans high output UL approved fans:
- Waterproof IP68 rating.
- UL, ROHS CE approved.
- 26 Decibels.
- 2500 RPM.
- 33.56 CFM.
- JST Connector.