How we can claim an exclusive chemistry

For decades, all the HID lamp manufacturers in the world obtained arc tube chemistry doses from one source: APL (Anderson Physics Lab)

Several years ago, EYE HORTILUX parent company, Iwasaki of Japan, pulled out of that agreement. Iwasaki used its own scientists, engineers and decades of experience in the commercial lighting industry to create a unique chemistry that creates the special grow spectrums our customers have come to love.

This very important difference is what makes our grow lighting the best in the industry.

1000W Daylight BLUE Metal Halide
Competitor's Metal Halide

What chemistry is and why it is important

The arc tube in an HID lamp is filled with a mix of chemicals that react and create light when heated to extreme temperatures. Using different chemicals and chemical ratios can bring about various spectrums from the emitted light. This is why High Pressure Sodium lamps look different from Metal Halide lamps.

It is important that EYE HORTILUX can control the chemistry dose because that means we can control the spectrum that is emitted. All other lighting companies in the world will only give you the same spectrum as all others who purchase from APL.

What exclusive chemistry does for the spectrum

Since we control the chemistry of the arc tube, our engineers and designers can control many aspects of the emitted spectrum. Not only can we decide where certain aspects of the spectrum need to be stronger, but we can also control the ratio between certain portions of the light.

600W Daylight BLUE Metal Halide
600W Ceramic HPS

The arc tube is the part of the grow lamp that emits light.

What may look like dirt to you is actually the solid chemicals that will be heated to an extreme temperature to give your plants the spectral energy they need to thrive.

Metal Halide

High Pressure Sodium

What are those stains?

Watch this video for more details on the chemical “stain” and other moving parts inside the grow lamp.