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Fluorescent Tubes to be phased out: Crop Science to Embrace LEDs for a Bright Future 

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In recent years, the European Union and the UK have taken significant strides towards more sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions. From September 2023, UK and the EU will phase out fluorescent tubes. This initiative is part of a broader effort to transition to more energy-efficient lighting solutions, ultimately reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Don’t be caught out when it is time to replace your fluorescent tubes. Plan and order in the optimum LED grow light to fit the type of plant growth you want. As well as getting a spectrum to optimize your plant growth, you’ll save on energy costs simultaneously.  

How will this impact Crop Science?

Growth chambers and other controlled environments which have traditionally used fluorescent tubes can continue to use them – however, these will need to be replaced eventually, and the sale of new fluorescent tubes will be banned. Even though this is an enforced by the banning of fluorescent tubes, actually, this will bring scientists, companies, and research institutes many benefits if they switch to LEDs.

Embracing LEDs: A Brighter, Energy-Efficient Future

Here’s why LEDs are being embraced as the go-to lighting solution for growth chambers and controlled environments:

1. Energy Efficiency:

LEDs are highly energy-efficient, converting a significant portion of the energy they consume into light. In contrast, fluorescent tubes waste more energy in the form of heat, making LEDs a greener choice and reducing electricity bills.

2. Longevity:

LEDs have an impressive lifespan, lasting up to 25,000 to 50,000 hours or more, compared to the average 10,000-hour lifespan of fluorescent tubes. This means fewer replacements and less waste, contributing to a more sustainable approach.

3. Eco-Friendly:

LEDs are environmentally friendly as they do not contain hazardous materials like mercury, making them easier to dispose of and recycle. This helps reduce the overall ecological footprint associated with lighting.

4. Flexibility in Design and Functionality:

LEDs offer versatility in design and functionality, allowing for different shapes, sizes, and colour options. They can be easily dimmed, instantly turned on or off, and offer directional lighting, providing customized solutions for various applications.

Valoya takes great pride in offering LED solutions for growth chamber chambers and controlled environments. We are research-led in our designs for our grow lights and have a range of options for the replacement of fluorescent lights.  

Making the Switch to LEDs

Valoya has a range of fixtures and spectra from our LEDs which are tailored for the Crop Science market. Over 14 years of research, 600+ trials and with over 300+ plant species and varieties, have led to quality designated spectra offered for Crop Science. To find the optimum choice led to replace your fluorescent tubes and a free light plan, contact us at sales@greenlux.com.

The blog posts are written by Valoya’s biologists and engineers. All of the content is original and is aimed at helping growers and researchers get a better understanding of the LED grow light technology.

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