Quick biomass development. Compact, outdoor plant phenotype.
Crop protection companies, specialized in developing herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for agricultural crops benefit from advanced LED lighting that develops strong, vital plants in indoor conditions. These herbicide and metabolic studies demand outdoor conditions to be replicated in greenhouse or growth room settings. The key element is light which contains colors from the entire light spectrum, including outside the PAR area. Valoya has developed advanced LED lighting such as its proprietary NS1 and NS12 spectra, specifically for these purposes. The spectra in question are a close sun match and appear white to human eyes enabling researchers to spot the smallest of differences on plant leaves and stems ensuring a precise visual inspection.
The sun-like appearance of the spectrum, combined with the upward heat radiation enables natural behavior of desired insects (bumblebees or bees) and undesired ones (aphids, thrips, etc.). Valoya’s crop protection LED technology is specifically designed for professional use and can thus be used in extreme conditions such as in fungicide research which often requires high moisture levels (90-100%). These advanced LED lighting luminaries have a high ingress protection rating (IP) and can therefore withstand such conditions
The close match to sunlight (ASDM) enables plants, insects and mites to obtain photons of a wide range of nanometers incl. some UV radiation.
More constant and comparable conditions in darker months or controlled environments with results obtained outdoor, under outdoor field conditions.
The blue:green (B:G) and red:far-red (R:FR) ratios adapted to clear sky conditions during spring and summer to fit almost all plant species on earth.
Improved Control of
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
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.