Horticulture Lighting

OSRAM Digital Systems | Horticulture | Featured | Jul 18, 2022
More Growth with the LED System Solutions from OSRAM DS
More Growth with the LED System Solutions from OSRAM DS With the powerful lighting systems and components from OSRAM DS, the switch from HPS to effective LED systems is now possible. For the food production of the future, we have optimal system solutions ready for various horticulture concepts. Read more »
Horticulture | Nichia | Hortisolis | Apr 30, 2022
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ Series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light necessary for plant growth in one package through the delicate combination of phosphors, Hortisolis™ makes it possible to maximize the production efficiency per area of the vertical farm while providing a good working environment within the closed environments. Read more »
Lumileds | Horticulture | LUXEON SunPlus 3030 | LUXEON 3030 HE | Apr 27, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination Lumileds announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a luminaire comprised of hundreds of LEDs this is important and implemented throughout a greenhouse or in a vertical farm, for example, it can have a tremendously positive impact on cost and energy use. The new parts have CCTs of 2200K to 6500K and CRIs of 70, 80, and 90. LUXEON SunPlus 3030* is specified for PPF and PPE for horticulture while the LUXEON 3030 HE Plus is specified in flux and efficacy for illumination. Read more »
Horticulture | LEDs | Apr 21, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of  High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE Lumileds announced its new LUXEON SunPlus HPE, a high power, deep-red (660nm) LED designed specifically for the horticulture lighting industry. LUXEON SunPlus HPE achieves the highest PPF and PPE from its industry standard 3.5mm square ceramic package. The new deep-red LED is part of the SunPlus horticulture portfolio that covers a broad range of wavelengths and colors, including white, purple, and lime, in a variety of mid-power, high-power, and CoB packages which offers flexibility to growers to create a specific Lighting mix required for various types of crops to give growers the edge. Read more »
Cree LED | Horticulture | Featured | Mar 01, 2022
Glow up Your Grow with Cree LED’s New Horticulture Reference Design
Glow up Your Grow with Cree LED’s New Horticulture Reference Design This reference design is to showcase the J Series® 2835 G class white LED working together with the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line Photo Red LED in an updated 12 inch vertical farming fixture. The 2835 G class of LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance. The XP-G3 S Line Photo Red LED is optimized for enhanced-spectrum horticulture applications. Read more »
Osram Digital Systems | Horticulture | Featured | Feb 28, 2022
More Success for Your Horticulture Projects with OSRAM LED Technology
More Success for Your Horticulture Projects with OSRAM LED Technology With the innovative Planta Seed modules, OSRAM DS is launching high-performance products that can boost your growth success in horticultural systems. Compatible with our LED drivers, they can be used flexibly and individually – so you can reach your next level in horticulture. Read more »
IES | Horticulture | Standard | Jan 31, 2022
New Horticulture Lighting Standard Released
New Horticulture Lighting Standard Released Humans and plants use light in different ways. Check out the newly available standard, ANSI/IES RP-45-21 Recommended Practice: Horticultural Lighting, to learn about the differences between architectural and horticultural lighting design. Published by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Read more »
ams OSRAM | Horticulture | Nov 02, 2021
ams OSRAM Unveils World’s First Batwing Optic LED family for Horticulture Applications
ams OSRAM Unveils World’s First Batwing Optic LED family for Horticulture Applications ams OSRAM expands its comprehensive portfolio of horticulture LEDs with the Oslon Square Batwing. Every plant needs a certain amount of light in different wavelengths for an optimal growth. Special luminaires in greenhouses and indoor farms combine red, blue and white LEDs, depending on the light recipe required for the plant. Current LED fixtures often have a lambertian primary lens and no secondary optic, or a simple glass cover, which lead to hotspots with high concentration of light directly under the luminaire. The result is areas with different intensities of illumination, causing inconsistent yields. Currently, these light- ing gaps are commonly filled with additional fixtures. ams OSRAM has solved this important problem with the Oslon Square Batwing, which has a special shape of optics to enable cus- tomers to simplify their designs, likely reduce fixtures or be more efficient. Read more »
Cree LED | Horticulture | Jun 02, 2021
J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs
J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs J Series 2835 G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and grow lights or for lighting applications where color quality is critical. J Series 2835 G Class LEDs are smaller, less expensive, better performing and higher efficacy than 3030s. Read more »
Horticulture | Luxeon 5050 | Lumileds | Featured | May 27, 2021
LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry
LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In the case of a minimum 15,000 lumen streetlight, this equates to a 10% reduction in LEDs and significant cost savings. Read more »
Horticulture | Indoor Farming | Light Science Technologies | Mar 17, 2021
Indoor Farming Laboratory Opened
Indoor Farming Laboratory Opened Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech firms, has opened its new, state-of-the-art in-house laboratory as it aims to revolutionise indoor farming by helping growers create the perfect plant recipe. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Jan 27, 2021
XLamp XP-G3 Photo Red S Line LEDs – Cree's New Flagship Horticulture LED
XLamp XP-G3 Photo Red S Line LEDs – Cree's New Flagship Horticulture LED Cree's XLamp XP-G3 Photo Red S Line LEDs deliver improved efficiency, best in class sulfur resistance and better system level reliability through switching and dimming cycles. With the S Line versions, Cree delivers high-power LED technology that is optimized for both general and horticulture lighting applications where sensors and switching are becoming common. Read more »
Horticulture | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Nov 25, 2020
Yujileds Launches the New Nourish Series LEDs 3.0μmol/J Efficacy with Specific Spectra
Yujileds Launches the New Nourish Series LEDs 3.0μmol/J Efficacy with Specific Spectra Yujileds is proud to introduce Nourish, a new white LED series for horticulture. The spectrum is designed as a balance between the optimization of plant growth and people's comfort. The 3000/4000 K CCT simulates the general indoor environment, with Ra 80 color rendition, biologists and agriculturist will have a comfortable environment with this light to work on the plants. Besides the standard 3000/4000 K, a specific CCT or spectrum can be customized accordingly for different plants or growth cycles. Read more »
Horticulture | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Oct 23, 2020
Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants
Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants SMT mountable LEDs in a 2835 package extend Würth Elektronik extensive range of horticulture LEDs. The three WL-SMTW series LEDs emit light of the wavelengths 450 nm (Deep Blue), 660 nm (Hyper Red) and 730 nm (Far Red) – ideal for applications controlling plant growth through specific light mixtures. Besides vertical farming and lighting in greenhouses, thanks to their efficiency, small size and minimal heat generation the WL-SMTWs, combined with the manufacturer's other LEDs are also suitable for classic LED applications like displays and backlighting. Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Horticulture Luminaires | Oct 16, 2020
Fluence Launches VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2 Featuring Diversified PhysioSpec™ Spectra and Unique Design Flexibility
Fluence Launches VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2 Featuring Diversified PhysioSpec™ Spectra and Unique Design Flexibility Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, today expanded its top light solutions and launched the VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2. The latest VYPR series additions feature Fluence's diversified PhysioSpec™ spectra and market-leading efficacies up to 3.7 µmol/J. Read more »
Horticulture | Luminus Devices | Calculator | Simulation Tools | Oct 15, 2020
Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator
Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator Luminus Devices new horticulture calculator offers system engineers the opportunity to choose from over 30 of Luminus horticulture LEDs and create their own ‘recipe’ for specific luminaires and to save and output a complete LED bill of materials. System designers can select multiple LEDs and establish operating conditions, including current and junction temperature, and calculate for photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), optical power, and electrical power. Engineers can test virtually unlimited variations and immediately see spectral and performance data. Read more »
Horticulture | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | UV LED | Aug 26, 2020
Broadband Neutral White LEDs Including Effective UV Component Modelled on the Sun for Rapid Plant Growth
Broadband Neutral White LEDs Including Effective UV Component Modelled on the Sun for Rapid Plant Growth With the plant LEDs GW3535U and GW1919U (COB) euroLighting offers new broadband LEDs with a special spectrum for stimulating plant growth (horticulture lighting). The advantage: the LEDs are not restricted to a specific plant species or growth phase, but can be used universally. Ready-to-use lamps with the new LEDs will also be available soon. Read more »
Horticulture | Driver Modules | LED Drivers | Aug 11, 2020
Inventronics Releases High Efficiency, Low Inrush LED Drivers for Horticulture and High Bay Applications
Inventronics Releases High Efficiency, Low Inrush LED Drivers for Horticulture and High Bay Applications Inventronics releases a new driver family designed specifically for the rugged and harsh environments of horticulture applications. They are cost optimized, non-isolated IP20 LED drivers that are resistant to corrosive sulfurous gases often used in greenhouses. The LNT-350SxxxSTF is also equipped with streamlined components to offer low residual output voltage, industry-leading efficiency, low inrush current and built-in surge protection. Read more »
Systems + Applications | Horticulture Luminaires | Horticulture | Jun 24, 2020
Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers
Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its LoPro Max 640 W and 320 W horticultural luminaires. These lightweight, UL Listed fixtures conveniently replace 600-1000 W and 400-600 W HPS lights in vertical racking or sea of green commercial applications, using nearly half the energy and producing half the heat. The concealed-driver design means no messy cabling or bulky external drivers. The ultra-thin profile (just 2.47") allows the luminaires to go to work in spaces with minimal vertical clearance. Integrated dimming and a tool-less installation make these fixtures perfect options for home growers with tents or hydroponic benches. Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 04, 2020
Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators
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. Read more »
Horticulture | Tools | Simulation Tools | Systems + Applications | Apr 23, 2020
LRC Releases New Horticulture Luminaire Calculator
LRC Releases New Horticulture Luminaire Calculator The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool, called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately compare several luminaires and select the one that will be most effective for their particular application. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | UV | Horticulture | Feb 05, 2020
Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications
Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements. Read more »
Horticulture | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Jan 22, 2020
Osram Presents Most Efficient New Generation Oslon Square Hyper Red
Osram Presents Most Efficient New Generation Oslon Square Hyper Red The world population has been growing for many years. In particular, metropolitan areas are attracting more and more people. In places where farmland is limited and delivery must be quick, horticulture lighting offers a major advantage. With the help of state-of-the-art lighting technology, it is possible to provide the exact light composition various plants need for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics. Plants can be grown in a very space-saving manner and with considerably higher yields thanks to tailor-made lighting solutions. For greenhouse owners, energy footprint is essential to production. The new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red contributes to improving efficiency far more effectively than comparable products currently available on the market. Read more »
Technologies | Horticulture | Standardization | Jan 09, 2020
Researchers Call for Greenhouses LED Lighting Standards
Researchers Call for Greenhouses LED Lighting Standards While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products. Read more »
Resources | Standardization | CIE | Horticulture | Sep 17, 2019
Horticultural Lighting - The Root to International Standards
Horticultural Lighting - The Root to International Standards Plants have evolved to make the most of the conditions in which they naturally grow. For some plants, this environment will be fully supportive; it may be less so for others. In general, the plant with the fully supportive conditions will predominate in the absence of external intervention. Humans have changed plants over the centuries, selectively growing the plants that provide maximum perceived benefits in terms of color, smell, yield and, perhaps more recently, nutritional value. For most of our evolution, we have had to make use of the environmental conditions available. The desire for cheap food, all year around, and attempts to minimize "food miles" has increased the move towards providing totally constructed growing environments. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Horticulture | May 22, 2019
SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications
SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc, (SETi), a division of Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are showcasing the LED industry's first product line encompassing the entire UV spectrum from 225nm to 405nm, developed for a range of applications, including horticultural lighting to enhance plant growth cycles and control diseases at LIGHTFAIR International 2019, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Read more »
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