Behind the Scenes of V-Farm
HydroGarden is the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of hydroponic equipment with a deserved reputation for product innovation.
Established in 1996, the company distributes world-leading brands as well as manufacturing and delivering its own range of products which have been developed at its headquarters in Coventry, United Kingdom.
HydroGarden is a wholesaler servicing retailers, commercial growers and research organisations worldwide.
A growing company, it has representatives in the EU, the US and Australia and has exciting plans for further expansion.
Specially developed Lighting solution
V-Farm utilises high quality, commercial grade Valoya & Spectron LED lighting units that are built to exacting standards in order to offer a long and stable service life.
Whilst LED lighting is significantly cooler running than HID or even fluorescent lighting, an optimal temperature must be maintained within the unit to ensure a consistent quality of light in both overall output and spectrum. The majority of LED luminaires available achieve this by means of cooling fans, which can be both noisy and prone to failures.
The LED units utilised by V-Farm manage to maintain a stable internal temperature without the use of fans by having more than adequate heat sink capabilities. This ensures not only a very stable light source, but also goes a long way to providing a long life span (>50,000 hours).
The V-Farm lighting systems have a very high ingress protection rating (IP) due partly to the patented V-Farm waterproof lamp socket, allowing easy cleaning of the system between crops, which makes them perfectly suited for use in schools and research facilities that require a higher level of safety.