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NewLux introduces water cooled LEDs:

"Water cooling increases benefits of LEDs even more"

New LED lighting now claims to have some major advantages over HPS Lighting. "Energy savings, superior growth efficiency and light longevity are the primary reasons why growers are now choosing LED lighting," said Justin Vander Putten of NewLux. They recently developed new water cooled LED modules, which they showcased at Cultivate '15. "When cooling technology is added to LED lighting, the benefits are only further increased."

There are two types of technology that are most commonly used to cool LED lighting: Active and Water Cooling Technology.

Active Cooling is a basic air fan cooling system in which airflow directed from fans, cool the LED Lights. Active Cooling is popular due to its low cost and ease of use.

Vander Putten: "Water Cooling is a newer and more advanced cooling technology that uses water flow to lower the heat levels from within the system. This method not only saves energy but gives growers additional options to divert and use this heat to warm crops or use with another applications. If a simpler setup is desired, growers can connect a chiller to cool the water in the system."

According to NewLux, the popularity of Water Cooling Technology is increasing steadily due to overall cost savings, longer life span and greater efficiency.

Advantages of Water Cooling Technology vs. Active Cooling

  • More than 50% energy savings.
  • Increased LED light lifespan: 100,000 hours vs. 50,000 hours with Active Cooling systems.
  • 30% greater overall growing efficiency.

Through innovation, extensive research and testing, PARUS and NewLux have developed an effective system that uses both Active and Water Cooling technology.

For more information:
Derek McLaughlin

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