The development of LED grow lights
Grow light was popular in Japan and South Korea for a long time, China recently began to receive attention. LED Grow Light sales market are concentrated in Japan, Korea, America, Europe and other persons engaged in agriculture fewer countries and regions. However, with the enhancement of LED Grow light penetration, the Chinese market into the outbreak. According to the survey, the global LED grow light output value in 2013 is beginning to show rapid growth, the output value of the scale, although only ten million US dollars, but in 2014 will exceed the estimated $ 35 million in 2017 and more are expected to challenge $ 300 million.
Topology Research Institute researcher optoelectronics industry center Linpei Xuan said that in 2013 the cost of LED Grow Light has fallen sharply compared with 2010, when each lumen about NT $ 0.38, NT $ 1.8 in 2010 only 1/5, and thus promote the Philips, Osram, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and other international companies, have invested LED plant factory innovative applications, both LED and two agricultural industrial advantages of Taiwan, of course, do not want to miss the opportunity to add agricultural science and technology innovation, so that one hundred million worth of business promotion .
Taiwan plant factory has developed special LED light wavelength, the advantages can be customized products, low cost of implementation, the overall solution, technology transfer, but it also faces government supportive Road inadequate, uneven product, brand awareness is too low worries, the primary problem at this stage, in the case of promotion strategy LED plant lights.
Plant Factory originated in Denmark in 1957 due to lack of sunshine hinder plant growth and development, and later Japan, the United States, the Netherlands have invested, but at high cost, lack of technology, poor experience and other factors, led to poor management, until the 21st century, due to greenhouse effect of growing only renewed public attention.
From the perspective of agricultural development, the development of modern agriculture due to the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, to the rapid increase production to supply the huge surge in demand for food arising from population, to solve the global food and poverty ranking Gongwei. However, traditional agriculture is purely dependent on the weather, crop cultivation is not only affected by climate and seasonal restrictions, can not be entirely according to plan production, crop harvest have been even more than the amount of drop in price impact; coupled with farmers in order to ensure the harvest, heavy use of pesticides to control pests and diseases , resulting in food safety concerns, but also to increase productivity, excessive use of fertilizers not only increases costs, but pollution of farmland, rivers, lakes and oceans, and more likely to cause high levels of nitrate and hurt consumers.
Another reason is the popular plant factory, the construction industry due to the global economic downturn in the economy and reducing public works projects, eager to seek new development through investment in agriculture. Chain restaurants and supermarkets is desirable self vegetable base to form a stable supply of raw materials. The electronics industry due to gradually shift to overseas manufacturing sector, a large clean room for the production of chips and other precision devices idle, these plants can be turned only slightly modified plant factory. Therefore, these three sectors to become the most active investment in plant factories pioneer.
So this highly automated factory plant, the plant can be like planting the same year-round schedule, the production of fresh fruits and vegetables health of agricultural science and technology, and will not cause pollution to the advantage of the environment, nature and cause the Government attaches great importance to science research units , coupled with plant factory production mode of transportation cost savings, plant factories have the opportunity to become a real alternative to traditional crops production model, which is the venture capital and private equity concern Cause plant factory.