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"We’ve continued to invest in this LED platform"

Lumileds, is improving the performance of LUXEON 3030 2D Round. Across all CCTs and for 70 and 80CRI, flux performance increases up to 2.5%. Hot-color targeting at 85°C…

Oreon expands dealer network in Canada

The North American horticulture has been hit hard by Covid-19, border closures, quarantines and disruptions to supply chains are limiting the access to fresh food. One of the…

"LEDs contribute to a higher winter production of excellent quality cucumbers"

LED systems clearly add value to year-round growth concepts for cucumbers. Jan Biemans of Tielemans Groentekwekerij from Boekel, the Netherlands and Eric van den Eynde from Kontich, Belgium have determined this after their first cultivation under a hybrid grow light solution. In 2020, they both upgraded…

US (TX): Fluence partners up with GrowGenerations as LED provider

Fluence by OSRAM has partnered with GrowGeneration as GrowGen’s premier LED horticulture lighting provider. With 55 retail and distribution centers, GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, such as organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state-of-the-art hydroponics…

New LED serves indoor lighting applications that prioritize lumens per dollar

Lumileds introduced its new Luxeon 2835 commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve…

GrowFlux

Philly start-up tweaks lighting for indoor agriculture industry

GrowFlux, a Philadelphia agricultural technology start-up that is trying to make the industry more efficient, won a $250,000 grant last week from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator for research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado. The aim is to reduce energy consumption in…

Partnership combines long history in green industry with LED solutions

Fluence by OSRAM, today announced its partnership with BFG Supply (BFG), a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry. Founded in 1972, BFG has a long history of serving professional growers, lawn and garden centers, landscapers, and indoor growing stores. BFG provides a high level of customer…

GE Current enhances broad Lucalox® Portfolio and introduces Arize® H-Series

"These lamps are ideally suited to stand-alone or hybrid installations using LEDs"

GE Current today announces the enhancement of its European portfolio of next-generation Lucalox High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps with a range of Arize H-Series HPS fixtures. These will allow greenhouse growers the flexibility to retrofit their existing installations with the latest, high-performance, and…

Svensson introduces ClimaFlow

"Accelerate the growing climate while complying with light abatement legislations"

Growers face significant challenges while trying to create the perfect climate throughout their greenhouse. Reaching an even temperature and the ideal humidity levels without gapping is a complex task. Despite the difficulties, it is a mandated task that more and more growers must comply with in…

"Central and Eastern Europe can be the powerhouse of global food security"

"Closed-system farming helps tackle the biggest challenges in global food supply security", says Tungsram president & CEO Joerg Bauer.   Climate change causing extreme weather conditions in certain areas, overpopulation, soil contamination, the depletion of areas suitable for agricultural production, urbanization, and growing…

Valoya and Buresinnova equip Agrenvec’s manufacturing facilities for protein research

Producing high added value proteins with LED lights

Valoya’s LED grow lights have been available in the Spanish market for over a decade, thanks to a Barcelona based, horticultural consultant and supplier, Buresinnova (part of the Bures family of businesses). Many growth rooms and greenhouses across Spain and Portugal enjoy the benefits of finely tuned…

Ushio Germany presents Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus

"The highest light output ever achieved by a 1,000 W lamp"

With the Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus lamp, Ushio Germany GmbH presents another innovation in the field of plant growth lamps. "The Horturion Supra Plus is a 1,000 W lamp with a light output of 2180 µmol/s and therefore the most efficient 1,000 W lamp ever introduced in the market", the Ushio…

DesignLights Consortium releases update to technical requirements for horticultural lighting

“These changes help indoor growers to jump to LED products"

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released the final version of its updated Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting (Version 2.1). Scheduled to take effect…

"Beware of 24-hour temperature on dark summer days"

The bottleneck in summer is often associated with excessively high temperatures on days with high irradiation. In the past two years, when these conditions have frequently…

Osram launches Osconiq S 5050

"Higher system efficacy of red-white spectra by reducing phosphor-converted red photons"

Osram, a global company providing optical solutions, is expanding its horticulture portfolio with the Osconiq S 5050. There is an ideal light recipe for each plant that includes "ingredients" such as the required wavelengths, intensity, average illumination duration, and much more. Operators of…

Growers (re)discover the sunlight spectrum

It is (almost) dark in the herb and lettuce cultivation at Urban Agrotech and on the bottom layer in the lettuce cultivation at From Boer, yet the sun still often shines. This is possible because an exact replica of sunlight is hanging inside in the form of a light fixture made by the manufacturer…

Studying how spectrum quality impacts transplant growth

Different plant species have different light requirements at each stage of their development. One of the biggest challenges in a greenhouse environment is ensuring that you…

Light intensity could be the key

Are you lighting for optimum yields?

How do you achieve the highest yields with your lighting system? Increasing light intensity up to certain species-specific points results in a corresponding increase in yield. And when light levels are not optimized for production, or the type of crop you are growing, you are going to have slower…

Webinar recap

Optimal lighting for commercial tomato production

With so much speculation and confusion in the commercial tomato cultivation community — as related to supplemental lighting — Fluence set out to demystify the choices by conducting decisive scientific studies. Led by three preeminent horticultural scientists, Fluence's recent webinar revealed the results of those studies. In this blog,…


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