The Solar Genesis is a plasma grow light which uses the latest generation STA41-02 LIFI plasma components from Luxim. Chameleon Grow Systems has designed the Solar Genesis fixtures to be extremely water resistant as evidenced by this video of a water hose spraying down a light while it is running.
Chameleon Grow Systems has really taken the time to refine the engineering of the Solar Genesis into a usable and long lasting light source for stimulating photosynthesis. The borosilicate glass cover is equipped with antireflective coating on both sides in order to increase the penetration of light, and the reflector is specially designed to capture the light produced by the STA41-02 light emitting plasma.
The Solar Genesis I is on sale for $1295 and the Solar Genesis II with two emitters is on sale for $2295, both of which are not dimmable but they are water tight and extremely durable. Although the Solar Genesis has been primarily marketed at the Hydroponic and Horticultural industries, some Solar Genesis fixtures have recently been installed over reef tanks at a Florida public aquarium in a side-by-side comparison with metal halides to evaluate their performance over corals.
We can’t mention Chameleon Grow Systems without telling you about the Solar Genesis VI which is basically two STA41-02 LIFI units flanked by an ungodly amount of red LEDs for peak plant growth. If Chameleon Grow Systems switched out all that red for some blue and royal blue LEDs, we have a feeling that the $7000 light would run circles around a 2000 watt metal halide, even if at a steep price.