ionCORE Light Engine

The ionCORE Light Engine utilises Ceravision’s patented Quartz RF luminaire technology along with ultra-reliable magnetrons. 

With a compact and versatile form factor and the ability to change the combination of materials in the discharge chamber, ionCORE™ can create specific spectral power distributions to meet highly specific lighting needs.  The small light source can be accurately and reproducibly positioned in a precisely designed optical environment to deliver as much light as possible to a target area.  

Lamp doses can be accurately specified, which for example in horticulture and Agri-Tech applications can be crop specific.  Our scientists are able to optimise HEP’s variables of dose, spectra, power, reflector materials and optics, to deliver light that economically enhances crop production efficiencies and yields and to really add value. 

This ability to design tailored spectra could also help scientists to create designer plants as the raw materials for innovative new medicines without genetic modification or chemical usage.   

Ceravision’s first generation grow light offers a ‘blue-light’ spectrum with UV-A and UV-B using a patented chemical dose.  This HEP grow-light offers technical and commercial advantages compaed with other grow-light technologies:

  • Spectral light output with UV-A and UV-B that influences plant physiology
  • Materials can be economically tailored to create spectra for particular crops
  • Excellent illuminance so that light penetrates plant canopies more than fluorescent and LEDs
  • High lumen maintenance compared to HID or HPS
  • Small high intensity light source minimises luminaire shadowing
  • More energy efficient than HID grow-lights.

Further Information

Future Applications

Light is now a value added utility in many sectors. Offering a wide spectral range and energy efficiency, Ceravision's HEP lighting technology has the flexibility to offer economic solutions in high value global markets.

HEP Lighting Technology

Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) lighting technology, with its spectral output and efficiency, offers solutions in a range of applications and is perfect for horticulture grow-lighting.

Intellectual Property

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

Featured News

Ceravision's new UV420 is shown at Autopot Summer Special 18th - 19th August 2018


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


The testing of Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) lamps in Rothamsted has been underway now for four months. The testing compares Ceravision’s HEP lamps with legacy metal halide lamps and new LED systems and their impact upon the growth of wheat.