Osram Reveal Best LED For Food Growers
Products January 16, 2020 TiL Editors
Osram claims it has delivered the most efficient LED for Horticulture lighting to date with the new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red. Osram state that it is possible to provide the exact light composition various plants need for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics. Plants can be grown in a very space-saving manner and with considerably higher yields thanks to tailor-made lighting solutions. For greenhouse owners, energy footprint is essential to production. The new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red contributes to improving efficiency far more effectively than comparable products currently available on the market.
Plants predominantly need red (640 to 700 nm) and blue light (400 to 490 nm) for their growth. For example, red light promotes the production of biomass in plants.
The new generation of the Oslon Square Hyper Red with a wavelength of 660 nm is the flagship product in Osram Opto Semiconductors’ comprehensive Horticulture portfolio. In addition to the outstanding efficiency values, greenhouse operators benefit from a radiant flux of 1.030 mW at 73% WPE (wall-plug efficiency) and a photon flux of 5.7 μmol/s at an efficacy of 4.0 μmol/J at 700 mA. For applications with higher efficacy requirements, the
LED provides 78% at a driving current of 350 mA and 80% at 250 mA with an efficiency of 4.6 μmol/J. Besides the best-in-class efficiency values, customers benefit from a long lifetime of over 100,000 hours even at high temperatures. The surface mountable component has a ceramic package that is completed by a robust silicone lens.
“Horticulture lighting is an absolute growth market, which we have been leading for many years by providing more and constantly improved products,” explains Yong Sheng Chew, Product Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “The significantly improved efficiency values help our customers save energy. Thanks to the proven compact footprint of 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm, greenhouse owners can easily bring existing lighting systems up to date with the latest LED technology”.
Horticulture lighting technologies from Osram not only help produce fresh food in smaller spaces without the use of pesticides, they also make it easier for consumers in urban areas to obtain fresh and healthy food quickly.