Connected LED grow lights for optimal plant growth
Light plays a major role as it influences the biomass, cycle time, secondary metabolites and taste. By controlling the light, it is possible to increase yields, reduce production time and influence the taste, appearance and nutritional content of plants.
Research with tunable light sources in controlled environments will help to increase uniformity, productivity and quality attributes of different crops.
“We work directly with growers and scientists to bring plant quality and quantity to a new level - by providing crop-based growth recipes. OSRAM can help you find the right growth recipe for your needs. Our team of experienced scientists develops new growth recipes for your plants in a fully controlled environment.” Sebastian Olschowski, Lab Manager
PHYTOFY RL - Product Data
PHYTOFY RL is a tunable LED horticultural lighting system from UV to Far-red with real-time control and scheduling features for each individual channel. The calibrated system is designed for delivering light treatments with varying spectra, wavelength and intensity, for horticulture research. This system is the perfect choice for the research and development of plant-specific light recipes. Light control is available through a graphical user interface.
- Tunable LED system with six different channels.
- The variable spectra can be used for far-red end-of-day light, UV light supplementation, night-interruption, etc.
- Advanced software, designed with plant biologists, to schedule different light treatments throughout photoperiod and/or plant life-cycle.
- Precise irradiance map, calculated by the software – no quantum flux measurements required.
- Thin and robust form factor, ideal for growth chambers, racks and vertical farm operations.
- Perfect choice for developing light recipes, allowing growers and researchers to improve flavor, nutrition profile and overall production.
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Basics of light and plant growth
Why is light important for plants?
The answer to this question is photosynthesis. Light drives the photosynthesis as one of the major factors, next to temperature, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients. If one of those parameters are out of the optimum range, photosynthesis will not work in the most effective way. Back to the question, light is important, but also other factors need to be examined and adjusted to provide the plant the best environmental conditions for most effective growth.
What is Photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis describes the process of producing carbohydrates (Cn(H2O)n) and oxygen (O2) as a byproduct, out of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2), by using the energy of light quanta. This process occurs inside the chloroplasts, which contain the green pigments, known as chlorophyll. One example for carbohydrates is glucose (C6H12O6). As this primary product of photosynthesis is one of the most important energy suppliers, photosynthesis can be described as the most important biochemical process on our planet, as it forms the basis for food or energy of most organisms.
Achieve your growth with OSRAM
In our Smart Farming Laboratory, we envision a future with optimized yield and superb crop quality for growers in greenhouses and vertical farms. We work directly with growers and scientists to bring plant quality and quantity to a new level through the targeted use of light. OSRAM supports growers and farmers by providing improvements to their growth strategy from light environment to cultivation and research support.
OSRAM can help you to achieve your growth goals. To accomplish this task, we are conducting research for and with you.
Your individual growth recipes – Research as a service
OSRAM can help you find the right growth recipe for your needs. Our team of experienced scientists develops new growth recipes for your plants in a fully controlled environment.White Paper - How to optimize plant growth Case study with red Batavia lettuce