Once the numbers are compiled as on the Commercial Yields page, it becomes obvious that focusing on increased yields and not energy savings is the best path towards increased profitability. To this end we can use the above calculations to assess what would have been possible with twelve PhytoMAX 1000 LED grow lights in this same commercial test room.

Since this case study did not include PhytoMAX 1000 LED grow lights we will not attempt to assess cooling power savings, etc. Instead we will use simple math to project what the yield outcome would have been had we used the PhytoMAX 1000, which runs at 1015 watts instead of the 800 watts of the PhytoMAX 800 LED grow light.

Only ten DE HPS were possible in the test room since they cannot be ducted and the cooling system simply could not handle twelve of the un-ducted DE HPS. With the required higher temperatures of the PhytoMAX series of LED grow lights and the increased efficiency of LEDs, twelve PhytoMAX 1000s could be run in the same test room with no cooling issues.

PhytoMAX 800 Increase to PhytoMAX 1000
PhytoMAX 800 Yield Per Fixture1.28 lb.
Difference in Wattage1015 [PhytoMAX 1000 wattage] – 800 [PhytoMAX 800 wattage]215 watts
% Wattage Increase215 watts / 800 watts26.9% higher watts
Increased Yield Per Fixture with PhytoMAX 10001.28 lb. per fixture X 26.9% wattage increase0.34 lb. increase per fixture
Yield Per Fixture PhytoMAX 10001.28 lb. + 0.34 lb.1.62 lb. per fixture

Using the numbers from the PhytoMAX 1000 analysis we can calculate the increased revenue for the room using those specific grow lights.

Increased Yields with PhytoMAX 1000 LED Grow Lights

PhytoMAX 1000 yield increase over 1000 watt ducted single-ended HPS
Single-ended HPS total room weight1.02 lb. per light X 12 lights12.24 lb.
PhytoMAX 1000 total room weight1.62 lb. per light X 12 lights19.44 lb.
Increased yield for the room19.44 lb. – 12.24 lb.7.2 lb.
Percent increase in total yield for the room7.2 lb. / 12.24 lb.58.82%
Value of increased yield for single run7.2 lb.  X $2,002 $/lb.$14,414
PhytoMAX 1000 yield increase over DE HPS
DE HPS total room weight1.34 lb. per light X 10 lights13.4 lb.
PhytoMAX 1000 total room weight1.62 lb. per light X 12 lights19.44 lb.
Increased yield for the room19.44 lb. – 13.4 lb.6.04 lb.
Percent increase in total yield for the room6.04 lb. / 13.4 lb.45.07%
Value of increased yield for single run6.04 lb.  X $2,002 $/lb.$12,092

Annual Increased Revenue:
PhytoMAX 1000 LED Grow Lights

Assuming the same 9 week runs as well as the same 1 week average turn-around time to get the next crop in the room, a commercial Cannabis operation could get 5.2 runs in each year. This would equate to the following increased annual revenue for the room when using LED grow lights commercially:

PhytoMAX 1000 increased yearly revenue over 1000 watt single-ended HPS & DE HPS
Yearly Increased Revenue Over 1000 watt single-ended HPS$14,414.40 value of increased yield on single run X 5.2 runs per year$74,954.88 annually
Yearly Increased Revenue Over DE HPS$12,092.08 value of increased yield on single run X 5.2 runs per year$62,878.82 annually
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This graph shows the annual increased revenue with PhytoMAX 1000 above single-ended and double-ended HPS lights.

The next section uses this increased revenue to demonstrate the ROI (return on investment) for PhytoMAX LED grow lights.