Osram’s new upgraded white LED illuminates new agricultural development

With the continuous advancement of urbanization, by 2050, two-thirds of the earth’s people will live in urbanized metropolitan areas. Rapid urbanization is causing urban malnutrition. A “city based on indoor planting technology” The farm” revolution is also on the rise. According to a study published in Earth’s Future in 2018, urban agriculture may be the key to feeding the future urban population. It may produce up to 180 million tons of food each year, accounting for approximately global 10% of the production of beans and vegetables.

Osram's new upgraded white LED illuminates new agricultural development

This has also given birth to the development of many new agricultural technologies. With the gradual maturity of environmental control agricultural technology and the obvious decline in the cost of lighting products, the indoor planting mode that uses artificial light to replace sunlight has become the development trend of urban agriculture, boosting the rapid development of urban agriculture. Compared with traditional agricultural planting, plants planted under plant lighting are not affected by the natural environment, can receive more suitable light, nutrition and humidity, and can be produced normally and continuously even under severe conditions or disasters. But this places very high requirements on artificial light sources used in plant lighting systems.

As a leader in lighting technology, Osram is at the forefront of the advancement of plant lighting. Ams Osram’s latest horticultural lighting product OSCONIQ? S 5050 Horti White covers the horticultural white spectrum and promotes more use of non-converted red photons for plants. The lighting provides excellent lamp-level luminous efficiency.

Currently, indoor plant lighting mainly uses a combination of red and blue LEDs, or a combination of red and white LEDs. In fact, the standard white LED used in plant lighting will also emit light in the red wavelength range. However, compared with the direct red LED, the standard white LED emits almost the same amount of red light, and the energy consumption is much higher. many. Therefore, the red light required in plant lighting is often replaced by LEDs that directly emit red light in the lighting system.