Ever pondered which sheeting gives optimum reflectivity in grow tents?
Well have a watch of this comparison test… Various reflective sheeting was put to the test to see what the most efficient material is to use as a lining for your grow room. This independent test put a number of fabrics through their experiments, using Secret Jardin’s Mylar as the base level. Other fabrics included silver Mylar, Orca reflective, black / white Mylar and diamond Mylar.
In the experiments a 600W HPS setup was used with a Philips Master SON-T grow bulb with an adjust a wing reflector and lumatek ballast.
It is great to see how well Diamond Mylar does – tops the chart for Par Uniformity and gives 25% better performance at Secret Jardin’s Mylar.
Diamond Cut Mylar comes as standard across all of our tents
More about Diamond Mylar
All Green-Qube and Roof-Qube grow tents come exclusively engineered XREFLECT® diamond cut Mylar as standard.
If you want even, regular light dispersal without harmful and detrimental hotspots then our XREFLECT® Mylar is the gold standard of grow tent interiors. Engineered with the scientific research and development, our XREFLECT® Mylar gives your growing space uniformed light distribution. This superior light dispersal optimises your grow significantly by providing a consistent and homogeneous environment for your plants.
Using the very latest technology, the debossed domed diamonds provide an even light diffusion throughout the tent. With hammered Mylar, which most grow rooms come with, there is a strong correlation between this material and hotspots. Hammered Mylar provides a 75% greater chance of getting hotspots across your grow tent. These hotspots have a huge impact on your plants. They cause overheating, damaged leaves, buds and stalks and loss of energy as well as the slowdown of growth. Green-Qube’s XREFLECT® Mylar eradicates hotspots by 94%.
Enhancing Light Energy
The other innovation of Green-Qube’s XREFLECT® Mylar is that the domed diamonds reflect light in a multitude of directions. This enhances the energy of the light. When light reflects off flat surfaces it simply acts like a mirror, a straight reflection back. Our debossed diamonds reflect and bounce light around in a multitude of directions. This provides superior and even light dispersal.
Plus XREFLECT® offers superior reflectivity of 98%, providing a unique and enhanced ecosystem for optimum plant grow.
What Our Hydroponics Expert Says…
Now other suppliers may try and baffle you with PAR lighting and all the other lighting science, but the simple fact is that this is just marketing-spiel. If you run tests with our XREFLECT® diamond cut Mylar and super-duper white Mylar that seems to be talked about so much at the moment, then yes we will admit that you’ll find that your plants will grow more. But look at the facts – growth is around 1% more BUT the cost of this “super-duper” white Mylar is around 20%-30% more for the tent. The maths don’t add up.
If you run the same tests with our XREFLECT® diamond cut Mylar and this time standard hammered Mylar, you’ll see at least a 10% growth difference with the XREFLECT MYLAR with a just a 5% price difference. This is where the maths DO stack up.