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Latest News…Thursday 17th October 2019, Ceravision at the NIAB Industry Workshop on Advances in Grow Lighting.....

Ceravision's Dr Stuart Mucklejohn presents a lecture entitled 'All Light is Not the Same' to explain how plants need more than PAR light in greenhouse cultivation, they need the vital UV-A and UV-B to grow to their full potential.  Ceravision also showcases our unique complementary UV420 grow-light at this high profile industry work shop (see details here).  The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) is a plant science research company based in Cambridge, UK and organised this event at the Sophi Taylor conference centre in Cambridge. Other prominent speakers include: 

  • Erik Runkle of Michigan State University – “Considerations and U.S. perspectives when selecting an LED fixture for greenhouse applications
  • Dirk Ludolph of LWK Niedersachsen – “LED light for ornamentals – more than fairy lights” 
  • Dr Gareth John of LIA – “Lighting systems and operator safety”.

NIAB are organising this grower-focused event as an essential knowledge exchange workshop, to offer a platform for growers of all protected crops to engage and discuss the latest lighting related products and innovations in horticulture lighting. 

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September 2019: Global Press Release, 19th Sept 2019 "Ground Breaking Results for New Horticulture Light Technology":

Ceravision Limited, inventor of a new and unique scientific approach to horticulture lighting, today announced the results of trials undertaken over the last six months with a group of leading horticulture businesses.

Results from independently conducted trials with Bridge Farm Group on licenced industrial hemp have demonstrated an increase in yield and potency of 40% compared to other lighting solutions.  Trials elsewhere on salad crops have also revealed benefits - faster growth, fewer pesticides and less waste.

Exploiting its innovative plasma light technology, Ceravision’s new and patented approach to horticultural lighting is based on the ability to produce unique light spectra with unparalleled levels of UV-A and UV-B.

This UV spectral range is crucial for indoor cultivation.  UV can benefit plants as it enhances the production of the secondary metabolites that act as ‘sunscreens’ and boost aroma, flavonoids, terpenes, colour, nutritional and medicinal values.  UV can also improve defences against insect and virus attacks and accelerated pollination.

Ceravision’s plasma UV420 grow-light is designed to complement traditional PAR grow-lights.  With a spectrum concentrated from 280 to 550nm, it delivers the UV-A and UV-B not transmitted through greenhouse glass and not available from traditional PAR lights.

Barry Preston, Chief Scientist of Ceravision said: “We are delighted that the proprietary tailored light spectrum of our newly developed UV420 boosts yield, flavour and quality for a range of crops and has the potential to transform horticulture productivity”.

Andrew Fuller, Technical Director of Bridge Farm Group said: “We have tested Ceravision’s new grow-light in the cultivation of industrial hemp and found it to deliver significant benefits compared to other lighting technologies in boosting yield and cannabinoid content.  I believe that Ceravision lighting technology and expertise offers a ground-breaking step forward in horticulture lighting”.

About Ceravision: Ceravision, a private UK company based in Milton Keynes, UK, has invented and patented High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) Lighting Technology.  HEP is electrodeless plasma light with fewer of the constraints imposed by the optical radiation generators used in traditional light sources.  

About Bridge Farm Group: The Bridge Farm Group, the European arm of the NASDAQ listed Sundial Group, is the leading producer of ornamental plants, flowers and herbs in the UK.  Using the most innovative techniques in the industry, it sells more than 80 million units per year to retailers and consumers across the globe. 

August 2019: at Autopot Summer Social 2019:

Ceravision at Autopot Ceravision exhibited its unique UV420 grow-light at the annual AutoPot Summer Social 2019. This UV grow-light is a perfect complementary fixture to work alongside traditional PAR lights.  With a spectrum concentrated from 280 to 550nm, it delivers the UV-A and UV-B not transmitted through greenhouse glass and not available from PAR lights.

April 2019: Article published in The Lighting Journal April 2019:

Co-written by Ceravision’s Dr. Stuart Mucklejohn and lighting consultant John Stocks, in relation to horticulture lighting entitled ‘Growth Cycle’  (see 'Downloads' under 'Products').  With artificial lighting increasingly being used within horticulture, it is vital that lighting professionals properly understand the links between plant growth, yields and health through exposure to UV.  This eminent journal from The Institute of Lighting Professionals, delivers lighting information on all aspects of the lighting profession including technical coverage and development, new products and services and professional news. 

February 2019: Ceravision joins 'UV4Plants' - the International Association for Plant UV Research:  

Ceravision is a member of UV4Plants

Ceravision will use its UV420 grow-light, with its unique spectrum of UV-A, UV-B and blue light, to support continued research in to UV and plants.  The objectives of this eminent Association include the advancement of plant UV research by promoting and sharing knowledge and collaboration among researchers

December 2018: Ceravision delivers to The Greenhouse Effect the first HEP plasma UV grow-lights. 

The UV420 plasma grow light is a complementary grow-light designed to work with PAR grow-lights to provide UV-B, UV-A and blue-light, now accepted by scientists as essential for influencing plant physiology. 

The UV420 is a perfect grow-light to help enhance a range of high value crops such as roses, tomatoes, chillies, tobacco and medicinal cannabis. For further information please email: info@ceravision.com.

UV420 plasma grow-light on show at Autopot Summer Social August 2018:

Working closely with The Greenhouse Effect Hydroponics Ltd (website click here), Ceravision is exhibiting its UV420 plasma grow-light at the Autopot Summer Special show on 18th and 19th August (see Autopot here).

For further information please email: info@ceravision.com


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16 August

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UV420 Plasma Grow-Light at Amsterdam Greentech Show
20 June

Ceravision's unique UV420 Plasma Grow-light revealed at Greentech show in Amsterdam in June 12-14 2018. Read More...

HEP Plasma Grow-Lights Outperform LEDs & Legacy Lamps in Scientific Trials
17 July

Testing of Ceravision’s HEP plasma grow-lights demonstrates the value added and economic benefits compared with legacy metal halide lamps and new LED systems in the growth of wheat. Read More...

First HEP Plasma Grow-Light Trials
16 February

Ceravision's Horticultural plasma Grow-Light Solutions under the ionGROW™ technology name is set to begin trials at Rothamsted Research. Read More...

Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum Report
23 January

Ceravision were invited to exhibit and present at the first annual Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, a new initiative designed to accelerate collaboration for the development of game-changing innovations addressing global food and nutrition security challenges. Read More...

Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum 2017
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Future Applications

Delivering flexible spectral outputs, Ceravision's HEP plasma lighting offers added-value and economic solutions in horticulture grow-lighting and other commercial applications.

HEP Plasma Lighting Technology

Ceravision’s HEP plasma grow-lights, with a UV spectrum providing UV-B, UV-A and blue herald a new scientific direction for horticulture lighting.

Intellectual Property

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

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