Smart horticulture lighting

Horticulture Lighting

Fresh food in outer space

Feeding 10 billion people in 2050

New technologies such as sensor-based crop diagnostics and cloud-driven environmental optimization are driving the art and science of growing plants to evolve in applications ranging from large vertical farms, greenhouses and research labs to small residential gardening systems.

We work with researchers and growers at the forefront of the controlled-environment agricultural revolution to provide products and systems that optimize crop development.

Latest project: NASA taps OSRAM to support its Food Production Research

OSRAM is providing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL. The smart lighting software, coupled with a unique setup of connected grow light fixtures, will supplement the lighting technology used in NASA’s Food Production. Research focused on production of salad-type crops for crews during space travel. All software, hardware and LEDs in Phytofy were developed by OSRAM.

Press Release - June 1, 2018 The NASA story: "Space for Growth"

“Osram is developing smart, innovative lighting technologies that can improve food production in a variety of environments, even unique environments like space,” said Steve Graves, Strategic Program Manager of Urban & Digital Farming, Osram Innovation, Americas Region. “Many of the world’s coolest and most beneficial inventions have come from scientists at NASA over the past several decades, and to play a role in empowering further innovation through the use of our technologies is an honor. (...) Our teams are excited to continue learning and refining its setup before ultimately bringing this exclusive solution to market within the next year.”

Phytofy - smart lighting for Urban Farming

Video: NASA counts on OSRAM technology


Source: NASA, Kenedy Space Center, Florida

"Our teams are excited to continue learning and refining its setup before ultimately bringing this exclusive solution to market within the next year.”

Steve Graves, Strategic Program Manager of Urban & Digital Farming, OSRAM Innovation, Americas Region

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Smart horticultural solutions

OSRAM, as a leader in lighting technology, is at the forefront of advancements in horticultural lighting with everything from LED grow lights to complete solutions. OSRAM works closely with industry and research professionals to provide products and systems that optimize crop development, allowing reliable supply to industries such as retail food and flower markets, food processing facilities, and pharmaceuticals.

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Modules to improve nature

To ensure food supply in the future, LED modules for horticulture lighting offer a spectrum of infinite possibilities. Photosynthesis and growths in height or width are influenced by different wavelengths, so systematic breed is the solution for future food supply. We are here to help improve nature.

Modules for horticulture lighting

Vertical growth - From farm to fork

Background story

“We are witnessing the digitalization and automation of agriculture,” says Timo Bongartz, responsible for Smart Farming at OSRAM. “By growing lettuce and vegetables in a controlled environment indoors, it is possible to produce them all year round and irrespective of geographical location.” Alongside water, nutrients, and temperature, light is a decisive factor in a closed system. By controlling the light, it is possible to increase yields, reduce growing times, and influence the taste, appearance, and nutritional content of plants. “We can influence the vitamin content of tomatoes through changes in the light spectrum, or control how mild or strong basil tastes,” Bongartz adds.

Read the whole story: "Vertical growth"

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