Artificial lights are a pre-requisite for plant production in no-natural light growing environments. In the absence of sun light the quality of the light (spectrum) is accentuated to the highest degree. As artificial light in no-natural light, is the sole source of light, higher light intensities are also required, than in many supplemental light situations.
Higher light intensity also leads to a higher thermal load to be cooled in these no-natural light environments. A superior light spectrum allows, not only for higher crop yields, but also for lower intensities and less energy consumed to cooling too, thus the benefit from Valoya’s lights is very high.
Optimal light spectrum provides increased yields as well as energy savings. Valoya’s spectra enable superior growth at lower light intensities than traditional light or un-optimized generic LEDs. Valoya’s L-series and C-series products are ideal for multitier environments, thanks to their modularity in light delivery (ie. as they are of low wattage per meter, an optimal light canopy can be realized).
Valoya’s lights use high efficiency LEDs with optimal passive cooling, with minimal heat radiation towards the plants. This, and the high modularity of the L-series products and the uniform light spectrum (ie. full spectrum LEDs are used, not combinations of red-blue) enables them to be used up to proximities of 15 cm from plants.
Total Cost of Ownership
Valoya’s products are designed to have a long use life, typically rated at 90% of initial output at 35000 hours, which in most cases leads to a productive life of 7-8 years and beyond. The long use life is a result of excellent thermal properties of the LED fixture and the high quality power units used by Valoya.