Lumileds Releases LUXEON SunPlus Series
Lumileds has introduced the LUXEON SunPlus Series, the company’s first line of purpose-built LEDs. The LEDs provide the exact wavelengths of light required for horticulture applications, according to the company.
The LUXEON SunPlus 20 Line addresses the needs of greenhouses growers who want to add supplemental high bay lighting to enable 24 hour or year-round growth, according to Lumileds. Growers can develop single channel solutions using key wavelengths for photosynthesis, blue (420-480nm) and red (620-670nm). Or they can develop multi-channel solutions with select LEDs to optimize light output for different stages of the plant’s life cycle, including seedlings, germination, vegetative growth, flowering, etc.
The LUXEON SunPlus 20 Line is comprised of 2.0 x 2.0 mm high power LEDs in Royal Blue (440-460 nm), Deep Red (655-675 nm), Far Red (720-750 nm), Lime (broad spectra) and Cool White.
The LUXEON SunPlus 35 Line addresses vertical farming needs with Blue (440-460 nm), Lime, White and three shades of Purple mid power LEDs in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm format.
The Purple LEDs are offered with different blue PPF relative to PPF total across the photoactive region (400-700 nm). The Purple (2.5 percent Blue) LED encourages stem growth and flowering, the Purple (12.5 percent Blue) LED encourages general purpose growth, and the Purple (25 percent Blue) LED encourages vegetative growth for larger leaves.
For more information on LUXEON SunPlus Series, see www.lumileds.com/horticulture.