Horticulture Grow Lighting
Horticulture Grow Lights
Ceravision is developing a family of grow-lights. Greenhouse tests are confirming performance and economic benefits over legacy grow-lighting technologies such as high intensity discharge (HID) and newer technologies such as linear fluorescent and LEDs. The first one, Ceravision 420W High Energy Photon Grow Light, is being launched at the GreenTech Horticulture Show in Amsterdam 12th to 14th June 2018.
Ceravision’s technology provides technical and commercial advantages over other grow-light technologies:
- More complete light spectrum, including UV, which can be economically tailored to suit crops
- More energy efficient than HID grow-lights
- Excellent illuminance ensures light penetrates plant canopies more than fluorescent and LEDs
- High lumen maintenance prolongs output compared to HID or HPS
- HEP’s small light source minimises luminaire shadowing, unlike LED luminaires
- Its spectral light output appears to be able to influence plant physiology.
The new ‘blue-light’ spectrum and experimental luminaire are designed to complement the lighting traditionally used in horticulture and to reduce a project’s capital costs by c46% and operating costs by 5%.
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.
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.
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