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 greenhouses and making signs of disease more obvious. Luminus points out that in many cases, white LEDs can replace blue LEDs because they offer a similar photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) with a potentially reduced production cost. A white color temperature range spanning 2700K to 7000K, lets customers select the best light to fit their requirements.
“The need for improved crop yields and more sustainable food supplies is more important than ever, and our horticulture LED advances enable innovative luminaires that directly address the market’s needs,” said Yves Bertic, Luminus’ senior director of global product marketing.
Luminus Devices New White LEDs Make Diseases More Obvious
Luminus asserts that the new SST-20-W Series for horticulture helps growers check for diseases. The SST-20-W comes in standard CRI versions (SST-20-WxS) with color temperatures from 5000K to 6500K and 95 CRI (high CRI) versions (SST-20-WxH) with color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 4000K.
All of the SST-20-W LEDs feature 35mm by 35 mm packages and have a maximum drive current of up to 3 A. The specialty (standard CRI SST-20-WxS) white operates with a typical efficacy of 180 lumens per watt at 350mA. The high CRI (SST-20-WxH) models offer 164 LPW at 350mA.
This latest addition to the horticultural LEDs is just part of the company’s on-going efforts to develop new horticultural LEDs through wavelength and spectrum design to help growers and farmers maximize production yields, become more sustainable, and cut expenses.
“With this addition to our SST series, we now offer a comprehensive horticulture product portfolio that delivers the highest performance and efficacy with competitive lead times of 12 weeks or less,” said Bertic.