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20 November 2018

Samsung expands horticulture LED lineups for greenhouse and vertical farming

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South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming (i.e. growing crops in vertically stacked layers, in controlled, indoor environments), the new LEDs are said to provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs.

Encompassing a continuous range of wavelengths from blue and green to red, full-spectrum light creates a light blend suitable for horticultural uses. Samsung says that, compared with narrow-spectrum lighting, its full-spectrum-based LEDs encourage healthier and more balanced plant growth by stimulating photosynthesis, enhancing plant immunity and increasing nutritional value. Additionally, the LEDs can help to improve the overall farming environment by enabling growers to observe plant conditions more easily and spot diseases (like damping-off) at an earlier stage under bright white lighting. As high-efficiency and cost-effective alternatives to higher-priced red LEDs, full-spectrum LEDs can help to lower the costs of a grower’s entire lighting system, it is reckoned.

“Samsung’s full-spectrum-based horticulture LEDs present a new way of using LED lighting to improve plant cultivation at reduced system costs,” claims Un Soo Kim, senior VP of the LED business team. “We plan to further expand our horticulture offerings by integrating the latest in smart LED lighting technology, including Samsung’s leading sensor and connectivity solutions.”

In addition to its full-spectrum white LEDs, Samsung has added blue, red and far-red LEDs to its horticulture family to offer an extensive variety of wavelength combinations and meet the different design needs of horticulture lighting manufacturers.

Built on Samsung’s market-proven LED technologies, the new full-spectrum and color LED lineups feature a high degree of reliability, making them suited to withstanding high temperatures and humidity levels as well as agricultural chemicals used in greenhouses and vertical farming, it is claimed.

Samsung’s horticulture LED packages are now in mass production for lighting manufacturers and growers worldwide. The modules will become available in first-quarter 2019.

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