Vortex Research Inc.
Research and Product Development

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Custom Designs

Robotics Controllers
Multipoint Digital I/O
& 24Ch A/D & D/A
(Commercial and Military)

Complex Waveform
Generators (Commercial and Military)

16/24 Channel
Electric Fence Detection and
System Controller

Fast Prototyping and Concept Proofing
(Lake/Ocean bottom Silt Level Detection)

Cellulose Ethanol Processing and

Lighting and Robotics

Vortex e-Lights
Solid State Growlights
'the application of advanced photosynthesis enabling technology’'

Have you ever wanted to make your plants . . .

Progress Shot 1, Day 2
October 20, 2000 @ 6:15 pm

Progress Shot 2, Day 5
October 23, 2000 @ 10:15 am

Progress Shot 3, Day 7
October 25, 2000 @ 10:15 am

Progress Shot 4, Day 10
October 30, 2000 @ 10:15 am

grow this fast !!!
(click on thumbnails for larger view)

using 1/4* to 1/10* of the electrical cost?
producing less than 10%* of the heating/cooling load?
without water jackets?
without plumbing or heat exchangers?
with no metal hallide or high pressure sodium bulbs?
using no pesticides?
without genetic modification of seeds?

( * compared to HPS lights)


Vortex e-Lights

Our e-Lights provide unsurpassed spectral generation for optimum plant growth, at the lowest long term energy cost to you.

e-Lights have the following features;

  • One fifth the power consumption of HPS or MH lights
  • Less than one tenth the heat generation of HPS or MH lights
  • 10 to 20 year life as opposed to one to two years for HPS and MH lights
  • No fade, rock steady light level through 10 year plus life
  • Effectively drops cooling requirements by 90% or better
  • Preset or adjustable RED vs. BLUE balancing for proper plant morphology
  • Spectrally tuned for maximum efficiency of light absorption by crop
  • No ballast required - No warm up period
  • No water jackets, pumps, filters, heat exchangers, plumbing, etc. required
  • No reflectors required - 20 degree light cone, less than 10% bounce
  • 12 to 24 volt operation and low current requirements negate the use of high energy transformers or bringing extra power to your site
  • Low or medium current requirements saves on wiring costs
  • Can be operated at 12 to 24 volts to save on wiring costs
  • Can be 'Daisy Chained' which allows increased voltage and decreased current
  • Can be used with a number of different power supplies and power sources
  • Low thermal IR means markedly less transpiration, less fresh water use and much less humidity to remove from the growth chamber
  • Low thermal IR means faster, healthier crop growth and less fungal disease
  • Strong, modular construction - no glass to break, no vacuum parts
  • CSA/UL not required on systems operating below 24 volts
  • Safe, low current, low voltage, low temperature operation (12 to 24 v system)
  • Quiet; no buzzing sounds or hums from ballasts and transformers
  • No harmonic distortion, no power factor to correct, no surge currents
  • Light weight, easy to ship, easy to handle, easy to install


Available Models



Output in Lumens


Lumens per sq cm



152 cm x 2 cm


12 to 24




15.24 cm x 15.24 cm


12 to 24




152 cm x 4 cm


12 to 24




152 cm x 4 cm


12 to 24




30.48 cm x 30.48 cm


12 to 24



All models can be ordered directly from Vortex Research Inc.
Extra charges apply for custom orders.
Please contact us for price and delivery.

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