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We are currently exhibiting at the Greentech Exhibition being held in Amsterdam from 12 - 14 June 2018.

Our UV420 High Energy Photon Grow-Light is being shown for the first time.  Please visit our stand and meet Stuart Stoddart, our Commercial Development and Global Sales representative, we look forward to welcoming you.  Or contact Stuart at stuart.stoddart@ceravision.com for further information.

Latest News  - Press Release 13th June 2018

A GROUND-BREAKING new lamp that is ideal for maximising plant growth is being launched by UK lighting pioneer Ceravision Ltd at the Greentech show in Amsterdam in June 12-14 2018.

Ceravision Commercial Director, Stuart Stoddart said "Not only does the lamp and patented spectrum provide an exceptional alternative for growers seeking to increase photosynthetic rates, yield and disease resistance, its exceptionally high output means one Ceravision UV420 can replace at least two conventional lamps - cutting replacement costs by $880 (£600). No other lamp can offer similar performance.."

Ultra-long lamp life is another core feature of the Ceravision UV420 lamp. This was developed by a team of brilliant scientists at Ceravision, based in Milton Keynes, 45 miles north of London. The recently invented lamp dose combines a unique process in which the materials are evaporated within the lamp, which results in no chemical reactions, resulting in near-zero degradation. Ceravision's chief scientist, Barry Preston remarked: "After extensive testing we are yet to locate failure mechanisms."  As a result, whereas metal halide lamps last just 10,000 hours and standard LEDs around 20,000 hours, the Ceravision UV420 lamp has an average life of no less than 50,000 hours.

The significance of the UV output is outstanding, said Stuart. Growers who identify with secondary photomorphogenic plant responses and UV will see major benefits, including growing medical cannabis and biotech companies involved in plant taxa for medicine.  The UV420 lamp has been tested both at the Rothamsted Research station in Hertfordshire, UK, and at a multinational's experimental science centre in Cambridge.

Julian Franklin, head of controlled environment agriculture at Rothamsted Research, confirms that during trials with LED's, metal halide lamps, Ceravision's plasma lamps were the best performing technology in some key areas like embryo development, essential for plant health.

Mr Stoddart added: "The UV420 gives plant growers much increased levels of UVB, which can lead to increased yields of up to 30%, and better quality crops with higher nutrition levels."

"The Ceravision lamp truly is the lamp of the future."  

Contact: Stuart Stoddart, Ceravision Ltd; 
Tel: into UK: +44-(0)-1908-371-463; Tel: UK only: 01908-371-463; stuart.stoddart@ceravision.com  


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Future Markets & Applications

Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 2.0 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.

Technology

Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

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