Water Cooled Grow Light - Methods for Cooling

by:Jiali     2020-08-22
How do you keep your grow room cool enough? Heat is good for plants. However, too much heat can do serious damage. Your grow lights will put off a certain amount of heat. How do you keep that under control? You have quite a number of options. First, you can choose to use bulbs that do not generate a high amount of heat. However, those bulbs may not provide the light spectrum your plants need. If you find you want to use the high heat bulbs, then you need to use your head. Keeping those bulbs cool will help keep your grow room warm, but not hot. Try a water cooled grow light.
One option is using a water cooled grow light. These systems use water to draw the heat away from the lamp. The system consists of a water source, a pump, and interconnected reflectors. The water flows through tubes between the reflectors. As the water goes through the reflector, it absorbs the heat. That water then goes down the drain or back into a reservoir. As the water flows and sits in the reservoir, the heat dissipates. It is ready for recirculation back through the reflectors. This effective system is easy to expand and maintain.
Another option is putting in a dedicated air cooling system. This sort of system connects a ventilation blower with air tubes that connect to each grow light. The air pulls the heat off the lamps and vents it to the outdoors. There are advantages to this type of system. It involves no need to monitor water in a reservoir. It does not require a dedicated source of water. However, it can be very energy inefficient. It makes a lot more noise when compared to a water cooled grow light system. You will have to weigh these differences to see which one works for you.
A final option is automating everything. You can choose any system you want. For effective heat removal, you will either have to do everything by hand, automate some of it, or have it all automated. You can use either a water cooled grow light or an air cooled model for this type of system. You set the system up on a temperature gauge. When the temperature reaches a certain level, the system kicks in. When it gets below the critical stage, it turns off. The choice is completely up to you.
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