Greenhouse Canada

New and notable in lighting

December 9, 2019  By Greenhouse Canada

As Canada plunges into shorter days and longer nights, growers may be looking to try new lighting options for the new year. Here are some new and notable recommendations by key players in the horticultural lighting market.

1 Gavita Pro 1700e copy 2Gavita Pro 1700e
The Pro 1700e LED is a full-term light fixture designed to deliver more usable energy while consuming less power. Operating at 645W with an output of 1700 μmol/s, it achieves an efficacy of 2.6 μmol/J. Eight passively cooled LED bars provide broad, full-spectrum and intense light coverage with no fans or moving parts, significantly reducing the number of possible fail points. Dimmable up to 50 per cent without a loss in efficiency when used with the Gavita E-Series LED Adaptor. Components include Philips Advance Drivers, Samsung white LEDs and OSRAM diodes. IP66 rating, FCC and UL8800 compliant.

2 DutchLighting HOMEBANNER 330W LED DIODE Series 1 copyDutch Lighting Innovations Toplighting Fixture
These Toplighting Fixtures are the latest addition to the DLI product family. They are designed to deliver high levels of photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) values with optimally angled vertical light uniformity. The unique design of the lens creates a highly uniform light distribution over the canopy. Fixtures are constructed in a slim waterproof design and suspended above the plant canopy with the easyhang system, making it ideal for low ceilings. With an output of up to 1000 μmol/s and a power consumption of 330W, this is one of the most efficient LED fixtures at 3.1 μmol/J. IP65 rating.


3 PLLight NXT LP CMH Angle copyP.L. Light Systems HSE NXT-LP CHM
The 315W NXT-LP CMH luminaire delivers optimal lighting both standalone or as a supplement to existing lighting applications. Its ultra low-profile design and low radiant heat output lend itself to vertical applications or where ceiling height is limited. The well-balanced, highly stable spectrum of Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) lamp technology, delivers a natural white light that helps reduce internodal stretching to produce a stockier, healthier plant during the vegetative growth cycle. This full spectrum light is also ideal for grading and visual comfort within the facility.

4 Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact copyPhilips GreenPower LED Toplighting Compact
The LED toplighting compact fits seamlessly into existing HPS connections and trellis constructions, so you can easily switch to full LED toplighting or create a hybrid LED and HPS lighting system with your current set-up. Compared to a 1000W HPS luminaire, the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact produces the same amount of light (up to 1800 μmol/s), while consuming 40 per cent less power (efficacy of up to 3.0 μmol/J). The passively cooled module produces much less radiant heat, putting you in control over your greenhouse climate.

5 Planti 1000W copyPlanti 1000W DE
Driven by digital ballast, the 1000W DE is designed for high photoelectric conversion efficiency, high luminous efficiency, high reliability, and energy savings. This high-pressure sodium fixture offers intelligent digital remote control for communication, dimming and switching. An airfoil lampshade reflector speeds up air convection to increase lamp life, while its multi-toothed housing structure helps promote fast heat dissipation. A unique reflector design ensures uniform light distribution and can be cleaned without removing the bulb. IP65 rating.

6 Illumitex 0105 copyIllumitex HarvestEdge XO
With a PPF of 1700 μmol/s, the HarvestEdge XO is comparable to a double-ended 1000W HPS lighting fixture. Its efficacy of 2.43 μmol/J surpasses that of HPS at 1.8 μmol/J, and is designed for a longer average lifespan of 10 to 12 years, compared to group relamping every 9 to 12 months common to HPS. HarvestEdge XO also starts with a lower initial cost compared to most other LED systems. Its slim, linear form is designed for ease of mounting and reduces shadowing in greenhouse applications.
7 Futur Vert FloraKing FKX series 2 copyFutur Vert FloraKing FKX Series
FloraKing is a powerful, top lighting LED solution ideal for greenhouse supplemental lighting or high installation indoor environments for the entire growing cycle. Its fanless, linear design uses OSRAM LEDs and can be connected in series with a simple power supply and dimming control function. Compared to a 1000W HPS/CMH, FloraKing is 60 per cent higher in PPFD and 47 per cent lower in both power consumption and BTU. Covered by a five-year full warranty. Rated IP65.

8 LumiGrow TopLight Hero 2560x1440 YT No Logo copyLumiGrow TopLight Targeted
Featuring LumiGrow’s flagship Targeted spectrum, the TopLight Targeted fixture provides plants with wavelengths required for precision crop growth. Each colour is fully adjustable to modify lighting conditions along with plant development for higher plant quality and consistency. Fixtures comes with two light bars connected to one smart power supply for flexible deployment and powerful growth. PPF of 1440 μmol/s, efficacy of 2.3 μmol/J. Rated IP67. Optional light sensors and smartPAR module allow automation of ideal lighting conditions every day of the year.

9 VYPR2p Tech 1Fluence VYPR 2 Series
Built for greenhouses and high-bay indoor cultivators for year-round production, this series offers high-efficiency, broad-spectrum LED lighting at a width of only 74 mm to optimize the reach of sunlight during the day. Model VYPR 2p is a full-cycle top light solution for greenhouse supplemental lighting or indoor sole-source lighting, boasting outputs of 1700 µmol/s at an efficiency of 2.7 µmol/J. In contrast, Model VYPR 2x offers an output of 900 µmol/s at an efficiency of 2.63 µmol/J, making it ideal for greenhouse or indoor high-ceiling grow lights for low DLI crops and photoperiod extension.

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