BLV presents LED multilayer system with white grow light

At IPM 2018 BLV presents its new LED multilayer system for professional horticulture lighting. This multilayer system is best suited for the cultivation of seedlings and cuttings as well as for herbs for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Currently, there are luminaires with two different spectra available: LED formula red 2.1 and LED formula white 1.2.

LED formula red 2.1 spectrum
Purple light has become the visual synonym of efficient LED assimilation lighting. In combination with natural daylight it can increase photosynthesis, biomass and yield. The BLV formula red 2.1 spectrum is very efficient and delivers highest PAR radiation.

However, purple horticulture lighting masks the natural leaf and petal colour and makes it nearly impossible to select plants according to their morphological traits, identify pests or see signs of malnutrition. Therefore, BLV has developed an additional spectrum: LED formula white 1.2.

The BLV formula white 1.2 spectrum
The real innovation comes with the so-called LED formula white 1.2 spectrum, which is even more geared to the needs of the growers and so far unique. It solves the problem of unwanted or irritating masking of natural colours: The new luminaire combines a spectrum that is optimised for plant growth with a high colour visibility and a colour temperature close to daylight.

With a colour temperature of 3 500 Kelvin and a colour rendering index (CRI) of 90, BLV sets a standard that brings out even small differences between colours. This eases the entire process of monitoring, selection, pest control and phenotyping.

For more information:
Muenchener Strasse 10
85643 Steinhoering

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