144w Smart Start Stainless Steel Uv Unit
Following on from the great success of their Standard Stainless Steel UV clarifiers, Cloverleaf have taken technology one further step towards perfection in now launching the high-tec high performance Smartstart Stainless Steel UV, which through design and build quality offers numerous advantages to the fastidious pond keeper.
Key features include a unique starter ballast unit built into the Smartstart lamp , which unlike conventional ballasts offers consistent light performance throughout the year when the replacement of the Smartstart lamp is equal to installing a new ballast.
Additional quality features include a visually sleek design with the provision of double seal end caps which have been pressure tested to a high 10 bar. This specification coupled with the use of a genuine heavy gauge 316L polished stainless steel body/radiation chamber, together with a removable fused Quartz sleeve (not plastic) should hopefully indicate that only the best components have been used in the Smartstart’s construction.
In the past it was somewhat pointless debating the topic of conventional external ballast units degrading in performance over the years, because there was no solution to the problem - but now there is a solution via Cloverleaf’s Smartstart.
The unique Smartstart germicidal lamp is rated for 9,000 hours of use (better than many competitors 5,000 hours), and with Cloverleaf’s spiral flow chamber optimum performance is achieved with an improved efficiency of 35% above conventional plastic bodied UV’s.The efficiency of Smartstarts are such that the lamp wattage can afford to be reduced even beyond those specified within Cloverleaf’s standard SS UV’s. As an example a 72watt Smartstart is equivalent or better than 90watts in a standard stainless steel unit.