Take control of your PAR levels. And take advantage of the energy you are using to create it.
Lightweight, heavy duty, universal light lifting solution for grow lights.
The FGI motorized light lift is a great tool for managing PAR on canopy. It can raise and lower lights 30 inches to give you an even distribution of brightness, making it perfect whether your plants are close or far away from the source! The universal mounting system allows any brand of lamps to be installed with ease too; so there's no need worry about getting wrong type equipment when trying new techniques at growing indoors.
Mount at any distance from ceiling. Upper light lift rail holds twin pnumatic motors activated by an up/down switch. The lower rail holds your lights. Heavy duty steel cable connects the top and bottom rail on a set of pullys coordinated to pull the lower rail up and down.
The lower rail, when fully retracted (pulled all the way up) should be set to where you want the lights at finished canopy height. This would be the same height you'd choose if you did not use a light lift.
30" of travel allows you to drop the lights during the plant strecth phase to increase PAR levels you would otherwise lose by having your lights mounted in a fixed position.
Wasted PAR, wasted energy cost.
Grow lights lose 50% of their energy over distance. For example if you bought lights to produce 1200 umols/ms at finished canopy height, say 18". Each 12" further away will reduce PAR by 50%. At 24" from the light PAR will drop to 600 umols/ms. At 36" PAR will drop by 50% once again to 300 umols/ms which is less than what Veg plants require, not to mention early flowering plants.
The lightlift gives back wasted PAR and allows growers to concentrate the PPPFD they desire at all stages of growth.
Introducing the FGI Lightlifer
Seattle Demo Install
** Due to the size and weight this item does not ship free ** Ships to USA and Canada only ** Shipping calculated at checkout.
- Standard lengths: 16' and 24"
- Standard Unit Weight: 98 and 120 lbs (not including lamps)
- Input voltage: 110V per section.
- Lamp mounting: Integrated quick release mounting for FGI's full line of Lightbars and Lightpanels. We can make Lifters for any brand of grow lights.
- Twin linear actuators raise and lower the array with the toggle switch
- Capacity: Up to 250 or 310 lbs
- Standard travel: Up to 30" up/down travel
- Handheld (or wall mounted) up/down switch for each lift.
- Slow movement with upper limit and lower limit travel stops
- Secure universal light attachments using 1/4" cotter pins
The FGI Lightlifter comes with pre-assembled top rails with pneumatic arms and steel aircraft cable. It ships in 8' sections with joining hardware to extend the final lift to 16'. The lower rails come pre-assembled and we provide sets of clevis cotter pins and rail insertion guides.
The lifts consist of twin upper and lower rails. The upper rail has four loops, one at each end, and allows for attachment to ceiling truss which we recommend be done with lengths of stainless steel threaded rod (not provided). The rod should be sized to allow the upper rail to be suspended at a height for the top limit of travel, or in other words the furthest you want the lights to be from the canopy. The lower rails on the lift hold the lights which have 30" of travel when fully extended. Steel aircraft cable (all parts provided) allows for a strong and safe up/down travel.
Alternatively, the lift can be suspended from the ceiling truss using chain (not provided).
Also recommended for simplifying the truss connection is lengths of Unistrut or Superstrut attached to the ceiling truss. Threaded eye bolts installed on the strut allow for adjustments after the fact.
Lift mounting width: The twin 16' rails are independent of one another. In other words, they do not need to be attached to one another. Each of the two sets of top and bottom lifting rails can be mounted at any distance. This allows the lift to be easily adapted to most brands of grow lights. The rail sets would then be mounted at the same distance that the light mounting points are from one another. This allows the lights to be balanced and properly sized to fit the lifts.
Light attachment: Our lifts were designed for FGI brand grow lights which have flip up brackets sized to fit into the lower lift rails. However in most cases any brand of light can be used with the lifts. Rope hangers or steel loop cables can be used to attach to the provided mounting guide and clevis with cotter pins. Rope hangars and loop cables are not provided.
Clevis cotter pins and rail guides included