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 10, 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 »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Human Centric Lighting | Horticulture | Oct 22, 2019

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans nanoLambda, No.1 spectral sensor company, announced XL-500, a tiny BLE spectroradiometer with free Android and iOS apps, designed for lighting researches and industrial uses in plant, animal and human centric lighting fields. 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 21, 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 »

Resources | LpR Article | Horticulture | Applications | Apr 17, 2019

Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops

Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops Horticulture lighting is no new lighting application, but it gained momentum with the introduction and evolution of LED lighting, and it is meanwhile one of the fastest growing markets in lighting. Dr. Richard Blakey, Application Engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos, explains how LED-based horticultural lighting can deliver even bigger advantages for commercial growers by introducing additional wavelengths that increase photosynthetic response - like Würth Elektronik's new members of the WL-SMDC SMD Mono-Color Ceramic LED Waterclear family that is used as a reference in the article. Read more »

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