The Adjust-A-Wings brand has been a mainstay of the indoor horticultural lighting world for almost thirty years. Beginning with the iconic double-parabolic reflector, our company founder Mr. Paul Cronk BSc, transformed the nascent indoor gardening scene in Australia at a time when the only reflectors available were inefficient, angular and crude. Paul’s first major brainwave was the ‘double-parabolic’ shape which both dissipates heat from the lamp and produces a beautiful, mathematically uniform light distribution over the plant canopy. The results literally transformed growers’ expectations and set the bar for all other reflectors.
Since these early beginnings, our passion-driven innovation combined with good old fashioned word-of-mouth have been key to Adjust-A-Wings’ continual growth and success. We are indoor growers, just like you. As such, our lighting solutions have always been tailormade for growing the most light-hungry plants indoors, where grow lights are the sole source of light.
The HELLION Series made Double-Ended Technology Accessible to Home Growers
Growing super-high DLI plant species indoors doesn’t come without some serious challenges—not least, getting sufficient light intensity to the plant canopy without overheating it in the process! Double-ended (DE) HPS lamps took the greenhouse growing scene by storm, offering much higher efficiency, improved spectral quality, and increased output compared with their single-ended predecessors. However, these efficiency gains were not realized by simply moving these fixtures to an indoor warehouse setting and bolting them to the ceiling. Massive air conditioning energy costs plagued early commercial growing installations as well as lack luster yields. Once again, our company founder, Paul, sensed the necessity of innovation.
The HELLION range combined the high-reflectivity of Adjust-A-Wings DEfender reflectors with a custom-paired premium electronic ballast and lamp. Whereas growers had previously been forced to “mix and match” their lamps and ballasts (and hope for the best!), now a reliable, super-efficient “all in one” solution was finally available. What’s more, the titanium dioxide outer coating of the DEfender reflectors was ideally suited to cope with the super high intensities created by the DE lamps while the trademark Adjust-A-Wings double-parabolic shape enabled close proximity placement for much deeper canopy penetration.
Building on the success of the HELLION 600/750W DE-HPS illumination kit, a 1000W DE-HPS kit was released along with a 315W CMH, 630W DE-CMH and 1000W DE-CMH kit—the first, truly reliable DE-CMH lighting fixtures in the industry.