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Horticulture Lighting

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 »
Resources | LpR Article | Horticulture | Applications | Mar 28, 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 25, 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 »
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 »
Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Full Spectrum LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 21, 2018
Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups
Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming*, the new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Oct 19, 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 | CoB LEDs | Horticulture | Sep 21, 2018
Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market
Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market Luminus Devices, Inc. a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has released its Horticulture CoBs with spectrums targeted for cannabis production. The new devices are available with 14 mm and 22 mm light emitting surfaces (LES) and provide best in class PPF and PPF/W performance. With operating power from 25 W to 125 W, the PPF range extends from 45 µmol/s to over 150 µmol/s with the larger 22 mm LES. Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Aug 29, 2018
Signify Launches New Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting Improving Performance
Signify Launches New Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting  Improving Performance Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced the introduction of the new Philips GreenPower LED toplighting high output with a light efficacy up to 3.0 µmol/J and an output of 800 µmol/s. The new module will help greenhouse growers improve the growth of vegetables, fruits, flowers and other crops that require a lot of light. The new toplighting is available as of September 2018. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Horticulture | Jul 05, 2018
LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs
LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs LG Innotek today announced that it set up a full lineup of “horticulture LEDs,” which are the light sources that can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight, and will venture into the global market. LG Innotek secured 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 12, 2018
Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018
Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018 Oreon, Dutch manufacturer of high quality LED fixtures for greenhouse horticulture, are presenting their Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage fixture during GreenTech2018 (12 to 14 June 2018) in Amsterdam's RAI. The new water-cooled LED grow light can be connected to a 220-480 V power supply in a greenhouse. Read more »
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 »
Resources | White Papers | Horticulture | Mouser | Jun 01, 2018
WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting
WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. 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 »
Resources | LpO Article | Statements | Horticulture | Mar 05, 2018
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 »
Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Mar 05, 2018
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 »
Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Mar 05, 2018
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 »
Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Oct 25, 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 | Oct 25, 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 12, 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 »
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