Structures & Equipment
HortiLEDs now available in North America
By Dave Harrison
May 26, 2016, Beamsville, Ont. – The much anticipated new line of HortiLED products from PL Light Systems are now available in North America and will be officially debuted at the 2016 Cultivate tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio.
Each of the HortiLED product offerings features unique LED optics – custom engineered to deliver optimum lighting performance for specific indoor horticultural applications – allowing growers to achieve the same lighting performance as traditional sources – with all the benefits of LEDs.
• Designed for optimum performance and exceptional efficacy, the HortiLED TOP is a versatile top-lighting system that can be used for all types of crops. With a light output of 860 μmol/m2.s and a system efficacy of 2.7 μmol/J, the HortiLED TOP delivers optimum performance and energy savings.
• With its highly unique design, the HortiLED INTER delivers up to 125 μmol/m2.s uniformly to the top surface of the leaves, even at the lowest levels of the canopy – while delivering system efficacies as high as 2.63 μmol/J.
The narrow-profile modules are also designed to provide optimal heat management–enabling close-to-canopy mounting without any burning.
The HortiLED INTER can be used as standalone system or in combination with one of PL Light System’s top lighting solutions–providing unparalleled flexibility and optimum lighting control throughout the growing season.
• The HortiLED MULTI is a small fixture that offers big energy savings – allowing for maximum space utilization and system efficacies as high as 2.5 μmol/J.
Designed to deliver exceptional uniformity, in limited-daylight, multilayer applications, the HortiLED MULTI ensures even illumination to each individual plant–regardless of its position in the layer. Multiple spectral options allow growers to tune the lighting according to the desired plant responses.
FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
“With the introduction of these new HortiLED products, we now offer a full suite of products and technologies – including LED, high-pressure sodium, metal halide and hybrid systems,” says Todd Phillips, general manager at PL Light Systems.
“This allows us to provide customers with an unbiased lighting solution that is truly the best fit for their specific application, backed with invaluable local support.”
In collaboration with parent company Hortilux Schréder, PL Light Systems is heavily invested in ongoing research, new developments and improvements to their lighting solutions in order to remain at the forefront of innovation and technology in the horticultural lighting sector.