LEDs for horticulture/agriculture

Luminus Devices Adds High-Power White to Horticultural LEDs

Luminus Devices, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California USA, has extended its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the company’s broad range of horticultural LEDs with discrete wavelengths from UVA (365nm) to Far Red (730nm). The new horticultural LEDs bring white light to horticulture fixtures for illuminating …

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Everlight to Showcase Agricultural LEDs and Products at LIGHTFAIR 2018

Everlight Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. of New Taipei City, Taiwan plans to present a full range of agricultural LEDs, various lighting applications and corresponding products at LIGHTFAIR 2018 in Chicago including grow lights and even fishing lights. (at Stall No: 607). In recent years, LEDs have gone beyond just replacing …

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Osram Acquires VCSEL specialist Vixar and Grow Light Company Fluence Bioengineering

Osram Licht AG of Munich, Germany, reported that it has acquired VCSEL specialist Vixar. The company also announced that it has purchased smart LED grow light maker Fluence Bioengineering of Austin, Texas. VCSEL stands for vertical cavity surface emitting laser, a laser diode in which the light emission is perpendicular …

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LumiPure Agrees to Distribute illumipure Corp. Grow Lights and Disinfecting Fixtures in Canada

LumiPure Inc. of Montreal, a producer of air purifiers, deodorizers, and sanitizers reported the beginning of a long-term agreement with illumiPure Corp. for the distribution of illumiPure’s LED lighting products within Canada. Lumipure says that the partnership will give businesses and consumers access to illumiPure’s LED technology within Canada. “LumiPure …

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LED-Based Horticultural Lighting Market to Reach $3.8 Billion by 2027, According to Navigant Research

According to a new report from Navigant Research, by 2027, global luminaire revenue for horticultural applications is projected to reach $3.8 billion. The report points out that LEDs offer improved efficiency and enhanced crop yields for higher profits. Furthermore, the firm says that lighting manufacturers are supplying tunable solutions of …

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FBH to Report on UV-LED Advances at ICULTA-2018

Scientists from Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) and its spin-off UVphotonics plan to report on their advances related to UV LED efficiency and reliability at ICULTA-2018 in MELIÃ. They reportedly found a degradation mechanism that indicates that the first hours of operation induce an electromigration of hydrogen in the UV-B LED structure. This …

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Researchers Devise Speed Breeding Protocols to Accelerate the Cross Breeding of Plant Species Using LED Lighting

A plant variety produced using selective breeding is called a cultivar. For most crop plants, breeding new, advanced cultivars requires several years to produce genetically stable lines. After selected parent lines are crossed, typically 4–6 generations of inbreeding are needed to grow genetically stable lines for evaluation of yield and …

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