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GrowFlux

SECURE, CENTRALIZED WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL

GrowFlux provides secure, centralized, digital control of your lighting system—allowing for remote control, scheduling, and monitoring.

Key Features
Cloud Enabled
Remote Scheduling
easy installation iconSimple plug-and-play platform.
Wireless Control
Product Details

All P.L. Light Systems LED luminaires are compatible with GrowFlux wireless lighting controls—enabling intuitive, plug-and-play remote management; PAR sensor control; and energy analytics for grow facilities of any size.

With apps for iOS and Android as well as the GrowFlux browser-based interface, you can manage and control your farm from any device. Powerful Zone Management within GrowFlux Cloud allows growers to easily manage and re-configure grow facilities of any size.

Every layer of the GrowFlux platform has been engineered for the unique reliability requirements of the CEA industry. The entire platform—including apps, cloud applications, Access Point, and devices are engineered to ensure operations continuity even through connectivity loss and power failures.

Devices are managed remotely but store all configurations and schedules locally, so your GrowFlux devices know what they should be doing at all times. Cloud operations and support are based in the United States. All GrowFlux devices support remote software updates.

Technical Specifications – Universal Dimmer*
Dimensions: 3.94 in (L) x 3.35 in (D) × 1.387 in (H)

100 mm (W) x 85 mm (D) × 35 mm (H)

Weight: 0.15kg / 0.31lb
Voltage Input: 15 – 24 VDC
Current Consumption: 320mA absolute max current draw at 15VDC; 220mA absolute max current draw at 24VDC
Output Control Voltage Range: 0.00-10.00 VDC1 when configured for LED control
Dimming Resolution: 8 bit
# Luminaires Supported: Up to 501
Source / Sink Current Output: 50mA; supports both sink and source type analog dimming control
Output Voltage Ripple: 50mV max2
Power Input Current Consumption: 320mA absolute max current draw at 15VDC
220mA absolute max current draw at 24VDC
Wireless Protocol: GrowFlux Mesh – standards based wireless mesh; requires GrowFlux Access Point and Ethernet
internet connection for remote management & scheduling. Without Access Point, Dimmer
functions with pushbutton control only.
Security: RF data is AES128 encrypted; application layer is TLS encrypted. No inbound connections
Wireless Frequency: 902-928MHz (North America Market; ITU Region 2)
Wireless Range: 500 feet line of sight (dimmer-to-dimmer or dimmer-to-Access Point / repeater; reduced to 300 feet
indoors through most types of walls. Capable of 10km+ (6 mile+) wide networks with meshing3
Meshing: Automatically meshes to nearest always-on device, such as a Dimmer, Repeater, or GrowFlux Mesh
enabled device from third party manufacturers; Smart range extension & self healing mesh3
Wireless Channels: 50 channels; automatic channel hopping
Radio Power: Up to +12dBm
Antenna: 2.0dB high gain internal antenna
Ambient Operating Temperature: -40°C to 60°C / -40°F to 140°F
Ingress Protection: IP66

*All specifications correct at time of publication. Please visit growflux.com for most current specifications.

  1. The Universal Dimmer contains specialized hardware and firmware for enhanced dimming performance for large networks of lights – up to 50 luminaires. Actual quantity may vary by product.
  2. Performance measured simulated loads on 0-10v interface; actual performance may vary by luminaire.
  3. The Universal Dimmer will extend network range of nearby devices by automatically meshing to devices at the edge of the network.10km+ (6+ mile) network range is common for networks incorporating devices spread out over large areas such as farms and cities. The Universal Dimmer will extend battery life of nearby battery powered sensors by automatically relaying messages, allowing sensors to reduce transmit power and stay asleep. Building materials such as metal, concrete, metal stud walls, and metal paneling will affect indoor through-wall range. GrowFlux Mesh typically performs with 100-300 foot range through concrete floors, CMU walls, brick walls, metal stud walls, and low-e coated windows. GrowFlux Mesh Repeaters or any GrowFlux Mesh enabled (non-battery powered) device can be used to extend wireless range for all GrowFlux Mesh enabled devices.

 

Technical Specifications – Access Point*
Dimensions 3.93 in (L) x 3.93 in (D) × 0.96 in (H)

100 mm (W) x 100 mm (D) × 24.5 mm (H)

Weight: 0.10kg / 0.22lb
Voltage Input: 5 VDC via USB C power connector
Current Consumption: 400mA absolute max current draw
Backup Battery: Internal user servicable CR-2032 lithium battery stores date and time
Wireless Protocol: GrowFlux Mesh – standards based wireless mesh based on 802.15.4; requires GrowFlux Access
Point and Ethernet internet connection for remote management.
Security: RF data is AES128 encrypted; application layer is TLS encrypted. No inbound connections
Wireless Frequency: 902-928MHz; 2.4GHz (North America Market; ITU Region 2)
Wireless Range: 500-1000 feet line of sight for most devices (Access Point to Lighting Adapter or Access Point to
Universal Dimmer); reduced to 300 feet indoors through most types of walls. Capable of 10km+ (6
mile+) wide networks with meshing1. Range may vary for third party devices ‘Powered by GrowFlux’
Meshing: Automatically meshes to nearest always-on device, such as a Universal Dimmer, Repeater, or
compatible GrowFlux Mesh enabled light; Smart range extension & self healing mesh1
Bluetooth Capability: Internal Bluetooth radio used for initial setup
Radio Power: Up to +12dBm
Antenna: Internal sub-GHz antenna
Firmware Updates: Over the air updates via GrowFlux App. Software updates will appear in the device settings panel
in the GrowFlux App. Firmware updates are user-installed with one click.
Compatability: Compatible with all GrowFlux products marked for North America use.
Compatible with all products marked ‘Powered by GrowFlux’ marketed by GrowFlux partners.
Operating Environment: -20°C to 60°C / -40°F to 140°F; DO NOT expose to moisture, condensing humidity, contamination or dust.

*All specifications correct at time of publication. Please visit growflux.com for most current specifications.

  1. Universal Dimmers, Lighting Adapter lighting controls, GrowFlux Mesh enabled lights, and always-on GrowFlux Mesh enabled sensors will extend network range of nearby devices by automatically meshing to devices at the edge of the network. 10km+ (6 mile+) network range is possible for networks incorporating devices spread out over large areas such as farms and cities. Always on devices will extend battery life of nearby battery powered sensors by automatically relaying messages, allowing sensors to reduce transmit power. Building materials such as metal, concrete, metal stud walls, and metal paneling will affect indoor through-wall range. GrowFlux Mesh typically performs with 100-300 foot range through concrete floors, CMU walls, brick walls, metal stud walls, and low-e coated windows.

YOUR GROWFLUX UNIVERSAL DIMMER KIT WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

  1. Universal Dimmer (x1)
  2. Screw terminal adapter cable (x1)
  3. Power Cord with 120V plug and Power Supply Adapter (x1)

 

YOUR GROWFLUX Access point KIT WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

  1. Access Point (x1)
  2. Ethernet Cable (x1)
  3. Power Cord with 120V plug and Power Supply Adapter (x1)