At the Seed meets Technology conference in Zwaagdijk, NL, BLV introduces its brand new LED multilayer system for professional horticulture lighting. This multilayer system is best suited for the cultivation of seedlings and cuttings as well as for herbs for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Currently, there are two different spectra available: LED formula red 2.1 and LED formula white 1.2.

"The real innovation comes with the so-called LED formula white 1.2 spectrum, which is even more geared to the needs of the growers and so far it's unique", the company states in a press release. 

LED formula red 2.1 spectrum

Purple light has become the visual synonym of efficient LED assimilation lighting. In combination with natural daylight it can increase photosynthesis, biomass and yield. The BLV formula red 2.1 spectrum is very efficient and delivers the highest PAR radiation.

However, purple horticulture lighting masks the natural leaf and petal colour and makes it nearly impossible to select plants according to their morphological traits, identify pests or see signs of malnutrition. Therefore, BLV has developed an additional spectrum: LED formula white 1.2.

The BLV formula white 1.2 spectrum solves the problem of unwanted or irritating masking of natural colours: It has an optimised spectrum combining assimilation lighting with high photosynthesis efficacy and excellent colour rendering. It therefore promotes growth and shows crops almost in the same colours as they would appear in nature.

With a colour temperature of 3500 Kelvin and an excellent colour rendering index (CRI) of 90, BLV sets a new standard that brings out even small differences between colours. This eases the entire process of pest control, monitoring and selection.

Further product information:
The LED luminaires consist of an extremely slim aluminium profile with an integrated LED driver and are available in two different lengths, each of them with or without feed-through wiring. Protection class IP66 and the possible use in environments with up to 95% humidity provide highest suitability for daily use. A remarkably high service life of 100,000 hrs (L80B10) or 50,000 hrs (L90B10) is promising a long-term investment with lowest maintenance cost.

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