We provide a holistic approach to building specialized lighting for horticultural, with the overall aim of increasing yield, lowering cultivation costs as well as overcoming seasonal, weather, and climate constraints.
LED lights are set to transform the horticulture industry by optimizing crop yields and costs in vertical farms. Light Engine’s LED horticultural lighting offers the opportunity to precisely control spectral composition with low heat emission and effective lighting output for years, without the need for frequent replacements.
LED delivers less
LED saves up to
of 40% energy compared with regular HIL
A "long-ifetime" can be on average
Smart design with custom lighting and mechanical elements
As the world's population numbers continues to soar, and most people now living in urban areas, the problem of providing healthy, affordable food for everyone will become an ever-increasing challenging. In order to feed this growing urban population, vertical farms could be potentially beneficial in increasing food prodution, maintaining high quality, safety, and contributing to sustainable food supplies. This means that horticultural lighting will become indispensable.
Growth with Photoperiods
Photoperiod refers to the amount of light provided to the plants in a period of 24-hours. By applying horticultural lighting solutions, we can change photoperiods to trigger the flowering or fruiting growth phase at any time. The horticultural lights that provide the correct spectrum within the Photosynthetically Active Radiation “PAR” correspond to the light intensities and light wavelengths that facilitate plant growth and optimize crop yields, thus overcoming the limitations of sunlight during the day.
Spectrum for “PAR”
Both visible and invisible lights fall somewhere on
a spectrum (measured in nanometers) and corresponding to the wavelength of light. The particular spectrum band that we care about as indoor growers in the 400-700 nanometer range, also known as Photosynthetically Active Radiation, “PAR”. This refers to the wavelengths of light that plants can actually use for all of the processes related to photosynthesis. Within this band of light, there are sub-sections that plants use for specific purposes.
Light Intensity & Footprint
On top of the spectrum of light "PAR" for plant growth, the light intensity and footprint of the growth lights are also crucial to successful indoor cultivation. The intensity of the growth lighting can vary widely depending on the type oflight and the way that we position the lights. The footprint of the growth light refers to how much surface area it covers. The further away the growth light is installed from the plants, the greater the footprint, but the lower the intensity. Picking a suitable growth light and getting the placement correct is a delicate balancing act between the heat output, intensity, and the overall footprint of the light.