How do we produce food better in the quality and quantity needed to feed the world in an increasingly challenging environment of fast growing population and drastic climatic changes?
Horticultural lighting offers an innovative way of producing food in a controlled environment, often close to large markets in urban centers. Precise LED lighting and advanced sensing solutions provide new possibilities for growing food in a smart, easy and sustainable way within contained environments. They offer the possibility to adapt to the needs of different plants, monitoring their growth, optimizing harvests, minimizing fertilizer use and reducing energy costs. Sensor controlled spectrally adaptive lighting could fully substitute, complement or even optimize the required photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) for best possible farming results.
Smart LED-based horticulture solutions is a proof point for how our lives can be improved by technology.
ams OSRAM is a global leader in professional LED horticulture lighting and sensing. Optimized LEDs and spectral sensors from our extensive product portfolio enable superior plant growth for every optimized growing recipe. Highest efficiency luminaires minimize energy consumption, which is key at a time of exploding energy costs and energy-saving constraints. Best in class uniformity of illumination of our LEDs allows for placement of luminaires closer to the crops and saving energy compared to traditional luminaires with secondary optics. Lowest possible overall system cost is enabled by the use of highest power LEDs reducing the number of LEDs required per square meter, supported by unmatched illumination uniformity for luminaires without need for secondary optics, and long-life performance. The overdrive capability up to twice the nominal power class and low thermal resistance of our LEDs provide maximum design flexibility at optimum efficacy.