Featured | Components | LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 01, 2018

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting Greenhouse farms may not be a new technology but with an every growing world population and the move towards sustainability, intensive yet highly efficient and standardized food production will increasingly become the norm in future years opening a potentially huge new agricultural sector that incorporates the latest technologies from the bioscience and engineering fields. Advancements in lighting, heating, watering and control systems have allowed the construction of vast, artificially lit, indoor greenhouses. Read more »

Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Horticulture | May 09, 2018

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as well as additions to key existing Samsung “white LED” package and module families to include horticulture lighting specifications. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Connectivity | Sensors | Horticulture | May 08, 2018

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will demonstrate how it is illuminating the industry with its latest connectivity solutions for horticultural lighting at Lightfair International (LFI) in Chicago, USA from May 8 – 10, 2018. At the TE booth (#2563), visitors can see how the company’s solutions are helping lighting installers and manufacturers grow their business with TE’s latest components for horticultural lighting. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Industrial | Mar 30, 2018

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, demonstrated its 5630X-ELB LED series and horticulture fit LEDs as well as all lighting and lighting-related products, such as luminaires for horticulture and fish lighting, at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Nov 15, 2017

New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture

New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture Lumileds recently introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. The addition to the LUXEON SunPlus 35 Line of Far Red and Deep Red will enable designers of vertical farm and interweaving fixtures to tune the spectrum specifically for the crop being grown. The new LUXEON SunPlus CoB Line, available in Purple, is designed for greenhouse applications where attaining high PPF and fast time to market are top priorities. Read more »

Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Nov 01, 2017

New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture

New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture Lumileds recently introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. The addition to the LUXEON SunPlus 35 Line of Far Red and Deep Red will enable designers of vertical farm and interweaving fixtures to tune the spectrum specifically for the crop being grown. The new LUXEON SunPlus CoB Line, available in Purple, is designed for greenhouse applications where attaining high PPF and fast time to market are top priorities. Read more »

Horticulture | Sensors | Systems | Luminaires | Oct 23, 2017

LumiGrow Launches New Smart Light Sensor to Have the Sun Manage Your Greenhouse Lighting

LumiGrow Launches New Smart Light Sensor to Have the Sun Manage Your Greenhouse Lighting LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company, announced today the release of their integrated light sensor technology, named the smartPAR Light Sensor Module. Now greenhouse growers can ensure their crops experience near perfect lighting conditions year-round, regardless of changes in season, climate, or inefficiencies in greenhouse infrastructure. The sensor technology works by simply plugging into your LumiGrow Pro Series or Pro Series E fixtures, then connects to your smartPAR Wireless Control System to begin automating your lighting strategy. Once connected, the smartPAR Light Sensor Module measures ambient sunlight within the greenhouse, and adjusts your LumiGrow lighting to hit your crop’s ideal daily light integral (DLI) goals day in and day out. Read more »

Horticulture | LEDs | Color LEDs | Components | Oct 02, 2017

Lumileds Adds New Deep Red, Far Red as well as CoB Offerings for Horticulture Lighting

Lumileds Adds New Deep Red, Far Red as well as CoB Offerings for Horticulture Lighting Lumileds today introduced three new products in its Luxeon SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The Luxeon SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Interview | Trends | Horticulture | Sep 25, 2017

Trends in Horticulture Lighting

Trends in Horticulture Lighting Cree has been a leader in general lighting applications for over 20 years and has customers ranging from restaurant chains to global government agencies. Paul Scheidt began his career in Cree in 2005, working on the development of their lighting applications. During this time, he has seen an increase in the horticulture lighting application. LED professional spoke to Paul Scheidt about horticulture lighting and what he thinks is behind this recent trend. He also shares his views of what he thinks the future holds for both Cree and horticulture lighting applications. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Statements | Horticulture | Jul 25, 2017

Paul Scheidt, Cree - Horticulture Lighting

Paul Scheidt, Cree - Horticulture Lighting "When you go into horticulture application the light output level directly correlates to the yield that you see in the plants. There is no buffer, when lights dim, the yield goes down. If something degrades very quickly and is 100% for one growth cycle then goes down to 90% for the second growth cycle, you will see a reduced yield. There is no room for adjustments." Paul Scheidt Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Horticulture | May 02, 2017

SSL Growth Strategies and USDA Corn Breeding Objectives

SSL Growth Strategies and USDA Corn Breeding Objectives The SSL horticulture lighting industry has become one of the fastest growing branches of lighting worldwide. Much research has already been done in regards to horticultural SSL technology and continues to be rigorously explored. While most other inputs for plant growth are monitored and controlled based on plant needs, it is still common practice for light control to be rudimentary (on/off). Brandon Newkirk, Marketing Communications Manager at LumiGrow Inc., gives a short overview on the current state of dynamic LED lighting with a focus on USDA corn breeding trials and objectives. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Animal Farming | May 02, 2017

Bio-Effective Lighting for Humans, Livestock and Plants

Bio-Effective Lighting for Humans, Livestock and Plants Mood lighting is often misleadingly interpreted as HCL. But HCL is much more because it includes biologically effective light that is beneficial or dangerous, depending on the correct application. While the relevant parts of the radiation spectrum may differ, light is also biologically effective for plants and animals and it is used to achieve well-defined effects. Volker Neu, General Manager LED at Vossloh-Schwabe Lighting Solutions, presents examples, discusses similarities and differences between humans, animals and plants in respect to the relevant spectra, and scrutinizes possible consequences. Read more »

Featured | Components | Color LEDs | Horticulture | May 01, 2017

Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Royal Blue LED By Cree

Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Royal Blue LED By Cree Cree’s new XLamp® XP-G3 Royal Blue LED doubles the maximum light output of similar size competing LEDs and delivers breakthrough wall-plug efficiency of up to 81%. This superior Royal Blue LED enables manufacturers to offer differentiated solutions in horticulture, architectural and entertainment lighting. The XP-G3 Royal Blue delivers up to 3402 mW radiant flux, which corresponds to 13 μmol/s PPF, at its 2A maximum current and 85 C junction temperature. Read more »

Business | Company News | Certifications | Horticulture | Apr 21, 2017

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Horticulture | Apr 18, 2017

Noribachi Launches Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights

Noribachi Launches Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights Noribachi, a leading U.S.-based technology company with a focus on lighting digitalization, announced the launch of its high-quality, full spectrum LED grow lights developed in its Northern California growlab. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Horticulture | Electronics | Sensors | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Mar 24, 2017

LumiGrow Pilot Customers Have the Sun Manage Their Lights with Grow Light Sensor

LumiGrow Pilot Customers Have the Sun Manage Their Lights with Grow Light Sensor LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company, announced today that they’ve begun a pilot program for the industry’s first dynamic horticultural grow light sensor. The grow light sensor works in tandem with LumiGrow LEDs to target the precise amount of light that a plant receives. By specifying precise light levels, greenhouse crops can experience perfect lighting conditions regardless of changes in weather or other light-limiting factors. Read more »

Horticulture | Featured | Color LEDs | LEDs | Components | Mar 01, 2017

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs Cree’s new XLamp® XP-E & XQ-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs deliver up to 21% higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost. The XP-E HE Photo Red LED is the first photo red LED to break the 1 W radiant flux barrier at 85°C, while the XQ-E HE Photo Red delivers over twice the PPF output per area compared to the closest competitor. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Horticulture | Feb 03, 2017

Adura LED Solutions Launches New Horticulture LED Modules Using Cree's HE LEDs

Adura LED Solutions Launches New Horticulture LED Modules Using Cree's HE LEDs Adura LED Solutions, a global leader in LED module design and manufacturing based in Southern California, announced the launch of the new series of LED GROW LIGHT Modules. Both of Adura’s new-generation LED grow light modules (1966-GLA and 1950-GLA) are using the latest generation of Cree LEDs. Read more »

Horticulture | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Systems | Luminaires | Jan 27, 2017

LumiGrow Releases Pro Series E Horticultural Lighting Solution with Cloud-Based Wireless Control

LumiGrow Releases Pro Series E Horticultural Lighting Solution with Cloud-Based Wireless Control LumiGrow has announced the worldwide release of the Pro Series E, a horticultural lighting product line that combines the best in optimized spectrum LED technology with cloud-based wireless control. Each Pro Series E fixture comes with a wireless control module included, so you can get up and running with the most modern lighting controls quickly and easily. Manage your lights from any phone, tablet, or computer via the SmartPAR™ Wireless Control System, and choose to be backed by the industry's best research support team running 10 years strong and leading 5-year warranty. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jan 24, 2017

Plessey's Introduces Hyperion Family High-Power Horticultural LED Grow Lights

Plessey's Introduces Hyperion Family High-Power Horticultural LED Grow Lights Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid state lighting products, today launched the Hyperion family of high-power horticultural LED grow lights. Designed specifically to provide supplementary lighting in greenhouses, the Hyperion 1000 and Hyperion 1600 units deliver greater returns for commercial growers through increased productivity while achieving a 40% energy saving compared to equivalent 600 W and 1000 W sodium grow lights. Read more »

Tools | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Jan 17, 2017

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development Lumileds today introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Jan 17, 2017

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development Lumileds today introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Jan 17, 2017

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development Lumileds today introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

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