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OSRAM – Technology helps provide fresh fruit around the globe

With the new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red, Osram presents the most efficient LED for Horticulture lighting to date.

The world population has been growing for many years. In particular, metropolitan areas are attracting more and more people. In places where farmland is limited and delivery must be quick, horticulture lighting offers a major advantage. With the help of state-of-the-art lighting technology, it is possible to provide the exact light composition various plants need for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics. Plants can be grown in a very space-saving manner and with considerably higher yields thanks to tailor-made lighting solutions. For greenhouse owners, energy footprint is essential to production. The new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red contributes to improving efficiency far more effectively than comparable products currently available on the market. Continue Reading »

The important role of white light in horticultural LED lighting

Horticultural LED lighting is used to support and boost the growth of plants by illuminating them with artificial light. Plants then absorb this light and convert light energy into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. The most commonly seen LED wavelengths used in horticulture are blue and red. Continue Reading »

LEDiL – Are reflectors becoming redundant?

Lenses are taking over the lighting market but is there still a place for reflectors?

Reflectors have been the main choice in fashion retail for many years. However, as technology keeps evolving, lenses are becoming more and more popular, leaving the industry questioning whether traditional reflectors have a role to play in the future. Continue Reading »

IHS introduce PHYTOFY® RL from OSRAM

PHYTOFY® RL is a great research tool, suitable for horticulture and further R&D applications. This new tunable LED horticultural lighting system has been designed and developed to allow users to produce light combinations and sequences. It allows for real-time control of each of its six individual channels, making it ideal for the study and expansion of LED light recipes.

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Purple Power for Horticulture Lighting

The benefits of LED based horticulture lighting solutions have triggered a growing demand for solutions catering to both professional as well as consumer applications. The new Duris S5 purple combines key wavelengths of red and blue into a single purple LED which makes horticulture applications more cost effective than ever. Continue Reading »

What is PYO?

PYO (Pick Your Own) is a web tool developed by Intelligent Horticultural Solutions (IHS) that offers customers the ability to choose specific LED’s and place them in any position on a board of their choice. PYO has been created with a key R&D focus in mind, allowing you to achieve the optimal lighting mix for your project and create your own custom LED recipes. With the horticultural LED market in its infancy we have found that customers are looking for a product that they can customise to fit their needs and ensure optimal plant growth, this is where PYO came from. With an MOQ of just 1, PYO is perfect as there is no such thing as standard in the development stage!

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LED Secondary Optics Basics

This article first featured in RS DesignSpark. Source

An LED’s primary optic only tends to emit directional light at 120°, but this is not suitable for all applications, and therefore can cause the LED light to lack intensity over distance. To get an LED to produce light in the desired way with a more focused intensity, it is necessary to use a secondary optic to concentrate or diffuse the light emitted.

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IHS ‘Ready to Grow’ horticultural LED grow lights named as Innovative New Product Winner at HTA National Plant Show

IHS was recently thrilled to be named the Innovation winner in the New Product Showcase at the National Plant Show (NPS), an annual event run by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). Continue Reading »

Recent LLFY Horticultural Workshops

In late November 2018, Intelligent Horticultural Solutions (IHS) were proud to showcase their recently launched range of ‘Ready to Grow’ Florence LED Lights at Osram’s LED Light for You (LLFY) horticultural workshops in Spain.

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The future of quality control. Osram’s new broadband infrared LED helps farmers plan the best time for harvest

One of the most important decisions that farmers and vineyard owners have to make involves getting the timing right for the harvest. This not only ensures that the produce has the best possible taste but also means that precious time and money can be saved at the subsequent processing and shipment stages. To make it easier for farmers and vineyard owners to gage the right time for the harvest, Osram now presents its new Oslon Black SFH 4736 near-infrared LED (NIRED). Simply scanning fruit or cereal crops with the NIRED installed in a smartphone or tablet produces reliable information about the sugar, water and fat content.

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Horticultural LEDs used in Bio-Dome by St Mary’s School

Great work from St Mary’s junior school, who have built 24 raised beds to grow food to sell to the local community. The school decided to install a Bio-Dome and use horticultural LEDs to improve yields. All profits being donated to charity.

Using our new Florence range of Ready to Grow Horticultural Lights. – Click Here for more product information. 

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LLFY Workshop Iberia – Don’t miss out

It’s not too late to register and get involved! Take a look now at the Horticultural Workshop by LED Light for You (LLFY) taking place this month! IHS will be there showcasing their new product range Florence, which won them the Innovation Award at the recent GroSouth Horticultural Show 2018.

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6th February 2020

OSRAM – Technology helps provide fresh fruit around the globe

With the new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red, Osram presents the most efficient LED for Horticulture lighting to date. The world population has been... Read More

27th January 2020

The important role of white light in horticultural LED lighting

Horticultural LED lighting is used to support and boost the growth of plants by illuminating them with artificial light. Plants then absorb this light and... Read More

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