RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has announced the availability of a new selection of LUXEON LEDs from Lumileds that target horticulture applications.
The LUXEON SunPlus 2835 series has been purpose-built to enable ease of system design in horticulture applications and is engineered to deliver the precise wavelengths of light required to improve crop yield, either by complementing or potentially replacing natural sunlight.
LUXEON SunPlus 2835 offers the only LED line available on the market today that has been binned and tested to maximise photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), which determines the amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) provided by a light source each second. PAR is a key parameter used by gardeners and other operators at indoor and greenhouse farming installations to monitor artificial lighting systems.
The series offers PPF/watt measurements from 1.84 for one of the purple LEDs (with 2.5% blue), up to 2.32 for the ‘deep red’ and ‘far red’ LEDs, specified at 120mA current flow and a device junction temperature of 25°C. Other colours available with varying levels of PPF/W, include: two further purple LED types – integrating 12.5% or 25% blue – along with royal blue, lime, and horticulture white.
Available in packages measuring 2.8 x 3.5mm, the LEDs provide a 120° light-distribution angle to deliver uniform light in greenhouse applications and include options for single LED-driver systems, as well as multi-channel and colour-tuneable solutions.
In addition to the LUXEON SunPlus 2835, RS is stocking the ‘LUXEON 2835 Color’ high-performance series of LEDs, which offers a full selection of viewing angles and colours, including whites, targeting applications such as architectural and entertainment lighting systems. Both series are available from RS in the EMEA region.