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UV420 Plasma Grow-Light at Amsterdam Greentech Show

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 said "The lamp and patented spectrum provide an exceptional comlpementary grow-light for growers seeking to increase photosynthetic rates, yield and disease resistance.  No other lamp can offer similar performance."

Ultra-long lamp life is another core feature of the Ceravision UV420 lamp along with UV light to enhance plant characterists and crop values.  This was developed by a team of scientists at Ceravision, based in Milton Keynes.  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.  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 and metal halide lamps, Ceravision's HEP lamps were the best performing technology in some key areas like embryo development, essential for plant health.  The UV420 gives plant growers increased levels of UV-B , which can lead to increased yields of up to 30%, and better quality crops with higher nutrition levels.

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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.

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