Today at GreenTech, Current, powered by GE announced the release of the Arize Element Top Light, a one-for-one LED replacement for 1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) products.
“With Current’s lighting tech expertise combined with feedback from leading plant scientists, systems integrators and growers, we’ve successfully created a system that will give new meaning to the growth that the farms of the future can achieve,” said Malcolm Yare, Horticulture Business Development Manager at Current, powered by GE.
The Arize Element features multiple light spectrums to maximise growth for specific crops, allowing growers to tailor the light to the specific needs of each crop. Universal installation options allow the light to be installed in dozens of different ways on existing structures, dramatically reducing installation time. The light also features a unique design that minimises shadowing, allowing for maximum natural light penetration.
In addition to greenhouse solutions, “A Race to the Top - Geographical Trends in Vertical Farming” will showcase the future of vertical farming and its role in the horticulture industry. The 12 June panel will take place in the Trends and Innovations Theatre from 4-5 p.m. Panellists include Malcolm Yare, Current; Chris Higgins, Hort Americas; Paul Challinor, May Barn Horticulture Consultancy; and Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Association for Vertical Farming.
Current’s expanding Arize product family is already being leveraged by urban farms across continents, from the Arize Lynk and Element installations in Big Tex Urban Farms to the 12.3km Arize Lynk luminaries embedded in the world largest high-care indoor vertical farm, Jones Food Company Ltd. in North Lincolnshire, U.K.
Additional Arize Element series highlights:
- Efficacy of 3.5 micromoles per joule (μmol/J), surpassing the previously leading 3.2 µmol/J, to one with over 1800 photosynthetic photon flux (PPF)
- Extended lifetime compared to HPS: 36,000 hours from the Arize Element, and 8,000 hours from HPS
- High light output with less heat than an HPS or MH system, providing the ideal light spectrum for optimal growth while saving on cooling costs
To learn more about Current, the new Arize Element, and Current’s leadership in the horticulture industry, visit GreenTech booth number 08.612 or www.currentbyge.com/horticulture.