Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 04, 2020

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the launch of four additional spectra on its VYPR top light series, featuring market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J. From broad white to high red, Fluence's extended PhysioSpec™ spectra enable growers to optimize lighting strategies for any crop in any growth stage or geographic location.

Main features of the two Versions:
●      The PhysioSpec™ BROAD spectra offers continuous spectral emission
        across PAR 400 to 700 nm wavelength range, balancing energy
        efficiency with quality of light for desired plant response and human
        work environment
●      The PhysioSpec™ DUAL spectra features red and blue spectral
        emission bands that maximize energy efficiency, helping to reduce
        energy costs and operational expenses for growers

"In our relentless pursuit of innovative lighting solutions for crop cultivation, we've conducted in-depth research on plant response under various spectra with a range of crops," said David Cohen, CEO of Fluence. "One of the biggest challenges for cultivators around the world is the ability to tailor lighting strategies to their specific crops and environments. We're excited to help them solve that challenge with a greater variety of light spectra to meet their unique needs."

With expanded PhysioSpec™ spectra, the VYPR top light series offers higher efficacies (up to 3.8 µmol/J) and higher photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) (up to 2330 µmol/s) per fixture over comparable lighting technologies.

The latest VYPR top lighting system also features a patented thermal management technology, more compact and efficient power supplies, three new mounting options for flexible installation and new reflectors. Built for greenhouses and high-bay indoor cultivators producing year-round, the VYPR series enables growers to maintain predictable production, increase crop yields and improve plant quality compared to conventional production systems.
 

"Growers have the best understanding of their crops in their respective cultivation environments," said Timo Bongartz, Fluence's general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Choosing and implementing a supplemental lighting strategy should be a collaborative process. With our expanded spectra and new top light features, we are empowered with more tools to help our customers achieve their growing targets, enabling growers to save energy when possible, optimize light uniformity and increase light levels."

For more information, please visit https://fluence.science/products/vypr-series

About Fluence by Osram:

Fluence Bioengineering, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osram, creates the most powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is the leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to enabling more efficient crop production with the world's top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. Fluence global headquarters are based in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. - www.fluence.science

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