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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 »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Mar 05, 2019

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Special Applications | Luminaires | Feb 27, 2019

Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research

Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Feb 20, 2019

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Feb 05, 2019

Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses

Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning LED technologies and horticultural grow lighting, announces the launch of its new Hyperion Inter Light. The latest launch from Plessey’s Hyperion Grow Light brand comes after the growing success of its Hyperion top light range which saw over 10Ha of grow light installations in 2018. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Dec 13, 2018

GlacialLight Announces 185 W Horticulture Lighting of GL-BL190-GR Series

GlacialLight Announces 185 W Horticulture Lighting of GL-BL190-GR Series GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the new horticulture lighting with two models – GL-BL190-GRP and GL-BL190-GRR. This new series comes in different functions: the GL-BL190-GRP is designed with L2C5-SPP11825G3200 of LUXEON SunPlus CoB 1825 for use in general plants including cannabis; and the GL-BL190-GRR is designed with L2C5-SPR11825G3200 of LUXEON SunPlus CoB 1825 for use in flora gardening for visual feeling. These LEDs are designed to meet different needs on spectral and satisfy several market applications. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Dec 01, 2018

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture The Ultraviolet (UV) LED market has expanded five-fold in the past decade and is projected to grow to over $1 billion by 2025. A key trend expected to influence the market is the ability to expand into new applications, including agriculture. UV light, at proper frequency and dose, can increase the production of active substances in medicinal and traditional plants and it can also help maintain a healthy growing environment. But to fully take advantage of UV LEDs, some major re-design considerations are required. Terrance Berland, CEO of the Violet Defense Group, the parent company of Violet Gro, will explain which considerations these are; for instance, why it is crucial to incorporate the appropriate lens material. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | White LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 29, 2018

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line of LEDs, which provide the color options and high photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) needed to maximize plant growth rate and crop yield of a variety of plants and vegetables. Growers can select specific color points or design a customized spectrum using the industry’s only LEDs specifically engineered for horticulture applications. The LED’s compact 2.8x3.5 mm footprint allows minimal spacing between plants and lighting so that higher crop yield can be realized in interweaving canopy or vertical farm applications. The LEDs are offered off-the-shelf or configured in the Lumileds Matrix Platform for faster time to market of lighting fixtures. Read more »

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Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

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J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter

J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter J Series 2835 3V G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications where color quality is critical, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as ... Read more »

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LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED

LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED Lumileds, innovator of the original 5050 LED, has expanded its range of options to meet manufacturers’ needs for differentiated solutions addressing cost, efficacy, and power. The new LUXEON 5050 HE LED directly addresses the increasing demand for solar and off-grid solutions, renewable power ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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