In the world of HID lighting for horticulture, Double Ended (DE) fixtures have been getting all the attention lately, but there is another “new” HID fixture that some growers may have naturally overlooked. Ceramic Discharge Metal halide (CDM) also marketed as Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) and Light Emitting Ceramic (LEC). All of these are in fact the same technology. Ceramic lamps tend to run at a lower, fixed wattage, and their potential to save energy is often their most touted feature, so they may not be as exciting as that fully adjustable DE fixture that you can crank all the way to 1175watts. To fully appreciate the difference and why they deserve your attention, It’s best to see plants growing under an LEC first hand. Here are some of the reasons why you should take a field trip to your local Way to Grow today to see the difference for yourself.
The old ceiling fixture had a ceramic base with a single light bulb
This simple Westinghouse 4-light interior wall fixture is designed for function and practicality. It features a convenient ground outlet to make your life easier. The fixture also boasts a space-saving, low-profile design, while still providing ample light. The white finish base has a clean, crisp aesthetic, and the white ceramic glass filters light evenly. The fixture's extra outlet is of great utility, whether you are using a power tool in your garage, a hair-dryer in your bathroom, or a saw at your workbench. The fixture is 4-1/4 in. x 24 in. (H x W) and extends 5 in. from the wall. It uses 4 medium-base light bulbs, 60-Watt maximum (not included). This Westinghouse interior wall fixture is UL listed for safety. It is backed by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Ceramic Flowers Flush-Mount Light Fixture - Neiman Marcus
Replacing an old ceramic light socket is inexpensive and relatively simple. Typically found in unfinished rooms or utility areas in your home, ceramic sockets are mounted to an electrical box recessed in the wall or ceiling and secured by screws. Electrical boxes are standardized, allowing installation of a similar replacement socket or retrofitting a more decorative lighting fixture.
Ceramic Flowers Flush-Mount Light Fixture - Horchow
Minimal styling gives this flushmount ceiling light contemporary appeal. Made of ceramic and damp rated, this fixture is great for bathrooms and more. Comes in an unfinished ceramic bisque tone that can be painted to match your decor. From the Ceramic Collection by Justice Design.Boulderlamp, Inc., (BLI) is a Colorado company. BLI develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of energy-efficient lighting products for commercial, residential, and indoor plant grow applications. Our “Total System Approach” integrates the best available CDL (ceramic discharge lamp, also known as ceramic metal halide lamp) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) with electronic gear, light fixture, and optics into each product. We are committed to providing you with the most efficient, reliable, and affordable luminaires.