January 17, 2012

Philips GreenPower LED Solutions Meets UL/CSA Certification Requirements

Philips, a company involved in lighting, manufacturing and applying lighting solutions for horticulture, is now certified for their GreenPower LED range. With LED lighting, the Growth Light can be tuned, which makes it possible to apply the optimum light recipe at every stage of a crop’s growth. This capability, together with effective heat management and energy efficiency, opens up new opportunities for growers and breeders. The UL/CSA certification underlines the high quality and performance and opens the way for sales and project activities in the USA and Canada. Underwriters Laboratories is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. Philips lighting solutions are based on close co-operation with the horticultural world. Successful field tests with growers and breeders around the globe gave insight into the growth effects of lighting on different crops throughout their growth cycle. This […]

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November 14, 2011

LED Greenhouse Lighting Offers New Possibilities

  by DRAKE STALIONS LIGHT-EMITTING diodes (LEDs) have long been recognized for their distinct benefits over traditional lighting technologies. Benefits such as long life, energy efficiency and flexibility in design and application have led designers to choose LEDs for a myriad of lighting applications. The evolution of LED technology over the past decade has been remarkable, with the LED and the solid-state lighting (SSL) market growing significantly over the past several years. However, when compared to the rest of the lighting industry, the introduction of LEDs into horticultural applications is much more recent and has only materialized over the last one to two years. The introduction of LEDs into the horticultural market is largely due to significant advancements in LED technology that allow for the manufacturing of high-power packages in specific wavelengths. Greenhouse operators and other commercial growers can benefit greatly from the energy savings and improved efficiency that LED […]

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