3 May 2022
LUXEON SunPlus portfolio gains high-power deep-red HPE variant
LED maker Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA has launched the LUXEON SunPlus HPE, a high-power, deep-red (660nm) LED designed specifically for the horticulture lighting industry.
LUXEON SunPlus HPE is claimed to achieve the highest PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) and PPE (photosynthetic photon efficiency) from its industry-standard 3.5mm square ceramic package. The new deep-red LED is part of the SunPlus horticulture portfolio that spans a broad range of wavelengths and colors (including white, purple and lime) in a variety of mid-power, high-power and CoB (chip-on-board) packages, which offers flexibility to growers to create a specific lighting mix required for various types of crops.
“Much of the horticulture market is adopting solutions that use a mix of white and deep-red LEDs,” says senior product marketing manager LP Liew. “The new LUXEON SunPlus delivers top-notch performance,” he claims. “And it’s available with extremely short lead-times… It’s the highest-performing LED and its shipping.”
The LUXEON SunPlus HPE has the robustness to stand up to harsh horticulture environments and deliver the longevity expected of all LUXEON LEDs, says Lumileds. “It pairs exceptionally well with our high-efficacy LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and 5050 LEDs, the two most commonly deployed white LEDs,” Liew continues. “This white and deep-red horticulture combination can significantly drive down the system cost and reduce operating costs due to the solution’s superior efficacy.”
With its industry-standard package, the LUXEON SunPlus HPE has various off-the-shelf optical solutions available to enable designers to select the right viewing angles to achieve the appropriate intensity of light for the crops. LUXEON SunPlus is a single portfolio engineered to address the full breadth of horticulture lighting applications.