Lighting Science enters vertical farming grow LED market

February 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich
With the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to its VividGro product line, Lighting Science offers a product specifically engineered for vertical farming facilities and grow chambers/facilities, a market that could reach an estimated $3.88 billion by 2020, up from $1.1 billion in 2015.

Delivered into a sleek and flexible 4-foot linear design, the VividGro T8 emits very little radiated heat and can be used at close proximity to the plant canopy. The thin profile makes it suitable for vertical farming space constraints.

Since its introduction in 2015, the VividGro range has been providing growers with a low cost and energy-efficient alternative to high-pressure sodium (HPS) and fluorescent lighting. The new VividGro T8 uses about 50 percent less energy and lasts about ten times longer (50,000 hours) than comparable fluorescents, which typically have to be replaced every 8-10 months.

VividGro’s proprietary spectrum technology also guarantees that plants receive the best levels of (photosynthetic photon flux) PPFD at each stage of growth. The VividGro T8’s flexible ballast bypass design provides indoor horticulturists with significant flexibility. The lamp can be hung individually, either vertically or horizontally, with single-ended connectors. For maximum customization, the VividGro T8 can also be installed in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 lamp, 4-foot troffers and hung in a direct wire troffer combo.

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