ams OSRAM’s OSLON® cutting edge technology in horticulture lighting is used by Revolution Microelectronics to light up GreenCare Collective’s new futuristic facility

  • Using OSRAM’s OSLON® Square platform and OSLON® SSL LEDs, Revolution Microelectronics has created a state-of-the-art lighting system, Avici.
  • Avici, based on the OSLON® Square platform powers GreenCare Collective’s 9,200 sqm facility in Millbury, Massachusetts, USA.

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (20 February 2023) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, today announced a horticulture lighting collaboration using the OSLON® Square platform and OSLON® SSL LEDs with the US-based controlled agriculture environment designer Revolution Microelectronics.
OSLON® Square, the high-compact power LED with superior robustness, high reliability, long lifetime and very low thermal resistance, and high performance OSLON® SSL LEDs are powering “Avici”, a state-of-the-art horticulture lighting system. Manufactured by Revolution Microelectronics, this system is lighting up GreenCare Collective´s 9,200 square meter horticulture facility in Millbury, Massachusetts.
Using a combination of 1W and 2W LED packages from ams OSRAM’s horticulture LED portfolio, GreenCare Collective’s advanced facility utilizes seasonal programmable spectrum controls and cutting-edge crop steering techniques to create a perpetual harvest methodology so efficient that it can produce an entire extra harvest of plants each year. A high light output and a fully programmable spectrum allows horticulturists to hone in on the specific phytochemical development and boost yield and increase terpene development. LEDs from ams OSRAM deliver market-leading efficacy values. The OSLON® Square GH CSSRM5.24 offers a radiant flux of 1068 mW at 77% WPE and a photon flux of 5.83 µmol/s at an efficacy of 4.19 µmol/J at 700 mA. The efficacy advantages of ams OSRAM LEDs compared to traditional High Pressure Sodium lights (HPS) makes the switch from Mercury-filled light bulbs to environmentally-friendly LEDs also an ethical and economical option.
The innovative lighting fits the advanced horticulture production at the Millbury facility which begins with in-house tissue culture propagation and the streamlined work-flow that moves plants to highly-efficient mobile tables. An on-demand fertigation system artfully manages multiple different strains with twenty-four zones per room, giving precise and customised dosages of essential nutrients to produce top-of-the-line agricultural products.
The Avici system was recognized for its innovative gardening solution in the International Solid  State Lighting Alliance's (ISA) top 100 outstanding innovations of 2022.

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The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a global leader in optical solutions. By adding intelligence to light and passion to innovation, we enrich people’s lives. This is what we mean by Sensing is Life.

With over 110 years of combined history, our core is defined by imagination, deep engineering expertise and the ability to provide global industrial capacity in sensor and light technologies. We create exciting innovations that enable our customers in the automotive, consumer, industrial and healthcare sectors maintain their competitive edge and drive innovation that meaningfully improves the quality of life in terms of health, safety and convenience, while reducing impact on the environment.

Our around 22,000 employees worldwide focus on innovation across sensing, illumination and visualization to make journeys safer, medical diagnosis more accurate and daily moments in communication a richer experience. Our work creates technology for breakthrough applications, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied. Headquartered in Premstaetten/Graz (Austria) with a co-headquarters in Munich (Germany), the group achieved over EUR 5 billion revenues in 2021 and is listed as ams-OSRAM AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4).

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