Osram Releases New LED to Upgrade Horticulture Lighting

Osram announced the new generation of its Oslon Square Hyper Red, the LED that support innovative horticulture lighting applications by providing the exact light composition according to the needs of plants for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics.

Plants predominantly need red (640 to 700 nm) and blue light (400 to 490 nm) for their growth. For example, red light promotes the production of biomass in plants.


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The new generation of the Oslon Square Hyper Red with a wavelength of 660 nm. According to Osram, apart from its efficiency values, greenhouse operators benefit from a radiant flux of 1.030 mW at 73% WPE (wall-plug efficiency) and a photon flux of 5.7 µmol/s at an efficacy of 4.0 µmol/J at 700 mA. For applications with higher efficacy requirements, the LED provides 78% at a driving current of 350 mA and 80% at 250 mA with an efficiency of 4.6 µmol/J. Besides the best-in-class efficiency values, customers benefit from a long lifetime of over 100,000 hours even at high temperatures. The surface mountable component has a ceramic package that is completed by a robust silicone lens.


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"Horticulture lighting is an absolute growth market, which we have been leading for many years by providing more and constantly improved products," explains Yong Sheng Chew, Product Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors. "The significantly improved efficiency values help our customers save energy. Thanks to the proven compact footprint of 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm, greenhouse owners can easily bring existing lighting systems up to date with the latest LED technology".

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