The Hawthorne Gardening Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, has announced the Gavita EL3 LED Controller and corresponding patent-pending innovations.
The Gavita EL3 LED Controller features an 8-inch touch screen interface, data logging and increased control for up to 512 fixtures and 16 sensors, bringing industry-first levels of control for professional growers.
“The Gavita EL3 LED Controller and its patent-pending features demonstrate our commitment to innovation and industry leadership,” said Chris Hagedorn, president of The Hawthorne Gardening Company. “More than just improved integration with existing lighting fixtures, CAN bus networking offers growers higher levels of control, trend and performance data. I’m proud of Hawthorne’s continuous R&D that benefits growers of all sizes.”
The Gavita EL3 LED Controller was introduced in 2022 and is the next iteration of Hawthorne’s successful EL controller series. The EL3 includes sunrise and sunset dimming, high temperature dimming and shut off for all connected fixtures. Growers can also program schedules for different rooms or growth phases.
Backward compatible with analog and RS485 protocols, the Gavita EL3 LED Controller significantly increases the number of controlled fixtures while adding individual-fixture output and data logging features. This includes individual power metering, temperature sensor and dimming when used with compatible Gavita LED fixtures. The Gavita EL3 LED Controller supports CAN bus networking on upcoming devices like the Titan VPD and soil sensors which helps improve reliability and real-time data transfer. These networked features unlock greater visibility into the performance of individual lighting fixtures and the overall growing environment.
For more information about the Gavita EL3 LED Controller and other Hawthorne solutions, visit https://www.hawthornegc.com/.