Horticulture LED Lighting Fixtures Meet Commercial Greenhouse Needs

Horticulture LED lighting are dimmable and spectra tunable.

Horticulture LED lighting are dimmable and spectra tunable.

OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced the OSRAM ZELION HL300 series of spectra tunable and dimmable horticulture LED lighting fixtures is available for use in various phases of crop growth.  The series, which includes the ZELION HL300 Grow Light, ZELION HL300 Grow White and ZELION HL300 Sunlight, were designed to meet the growing needs of commercial greenhouses, garden centers, research facilities and universities.  These LED fixtures use OSRAM Oslon LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors that emit light in the photosynthetic active region of the visible light spectrum (400–700 nm) for optimal plant growth.  UL-certified for horticultural lighting and RoHS compliant, the fixtures also offer high micromoles per watt compared to similar class LED fixtures.  
 
When evaluating LED solutions, it is important to check on two parameters: the temperature of the LEDs when the fixture is running and the light distribution on your plant canopy.  The ZELION HL300 series is equipped with a patented active cooling system that maintains low LED junction temperature ensuring long LED life and uniform spectra over the life of the fixture.  In addition, the portfolio is designed with a patent pending optical system providing uniform light distribution.  The fixtures are dimmable and spectra tunable to meet the crop life cycle needs using PC based (Windows XP or Windows 7) interface software and controllers used to manage green­house processes.  The fixture design makes the fixtures easy to install and provides a small shadow footprint.  Compared to alternative HPS and MH technologies, the ZELION series provides a savings of up to 50 percent in electricity costs, using 100 to 600 watts.  The ZELION HL300 series is interface-ready with other commercially used greenhouse control systems, and are available through authorized distributors. 

The series includes:

  • The ZELION HL300 Grow Light, designed for horticulture applications where supplemental lighting is required to enhance crop performance and productivity,
  • The ZELION HL300 Grow White, which has a combination of the Grow and Sunlight fixtures’ spec­trum, and is used in climate chambers where higher photosyn­thetic activity is required or by growers requiring supplemental light where color recognition and growth are key factors, and
  • The ZELION HL300 Sunlight, which is recommended for growth chamber applications where natural light is important or for supplemental lighting where color recognition is important, such as in a garden center.  To accommodate demand from plant researchers to garden centers, a spectrum was designed to match the light coming from the sun.

1 Comment on "Horticulture LED Lighting Fixtures Meet Commercial Greenhouse Needs"

  1. Interesting to move away from fluorescent to LED in so many arenas. Will they be cost prohibitive for smaller, local aquaculture farms?

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