Greenhouse Canada

New lighting unit ideal for low ceilings

February 3, 2016  By Dave Harrison

Feb. 3, 2016, Beamsville, Ont. — Engineered specifically for low-ceiling applications, the NXT-LP offers growers the same industry-leading performance they have come to expect from the NXT family of products.

The product’s ultra-low profile design lends itself ideally to close-to-ceiling mounting, to allow for more space between the luminaire and the surface of the crop where ceiling height is limited.

“Lighting taller crops in an indoor environment has typically been a challenge for growers,” says Todd Phillips, general manager at PL Light Systems. “When you have a low ceiling height, the distance between the light fixtures and the surface of the crop becomes an issue, since the heat from the lamps is intense enough to burn the leaves when they’re too close. The light uniformity is also compromised when there is sub-optimal distance between the fixture and the crop surface.”


With the introduction of PL Light’s NXT-LP, growers no longer have to choose between lighting quality and optimum mounting distance from the crop in low-ceiling environments.

“With a total height of just 7.5 inches, the NXT-LP can deliver optimum light output, along with unparalleled uniformity and depth penetration in spaces with a very limited ceiling height,” says Ian Hegi, technical manager (Quality/R&D).

To learn more about the NXT-LP and how it can be incorporated into low ceiling applications to achieve the best possible light quality and yields, contact PL Light Systems at 800-263-0213 or


PL Light Systems develops and manufactures supplemental lighting systems for the horticultural industry. It offers a complete range of innovative fixtures, lamps and reflectors for optimized light distribution in a variety of technologies including LED, high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH) and hybrid systems.

For each lighting solution, it provides a comprehensive light plan to ensure optimized crop growth through adequate light penetration and uniformity into the crop. Through parent company Hortilux Schréder, it is continually involved in research, new developments and improvements to its lighting solutions so it can stay at the forefront of innovation and technology in the grow lighting sector. Hortilux’s strength lies in how it translates growers’ requirements and new insights into cultivation techniques, transforming technical possibilities into reliable products.

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