Horticulture lighting allows us to cultivate plants indoors at any time in any climate. Proper spectrum engineering of these lights enables faster growth, more harvests, and better quality of plants. Compared to conventional HPS (high pressure sodium) and MH (metal halide) lights, LED-based lights are more efficient and cost effective for horticulture applications thanks to LED’s much lower power consumption, longer lifetime, and the availability of spectrum engineering.
Samsung has introduced white and red LEDs for its horticulture lighting series which are best suited for plant cultivation. Conventionally, blue and red lights were mostly used for horticulture lighting since it is known that plants better absorb blue and red lights. Other wavelengths such as green have been received little attention. However, Samsung insists different perspectives that various wavelengths are actually important for entire plant growth. This has been supported by numerous internal and external experimental studies. Following its extensive research into the matter, Samsung has determined that a broad white spectrum with selected red spectrum yields better results and allows lower overall costs, in general. Samsung’s broad spectrum of white LED including blue, green, yellow and specific wavelengths of red LED (660nm and 730nm) can provide optimal lighting to make plants grow better.
Samsung’s new horticulture line-up features industry-leading high efficacy “white LED” and supplemental “red LEDs” with special red wavelengths such as “660nm deep-red LED” and “730nm far-red LED,” which cover the spectrum that cannot be thoroughly covered with white LED lighting, but is important to plant growth.
Overall Samsung’s horticulture LED solutions have been carefully designed to provide excellent cutting-edge performance (PPF, PPF/W) with outstanding resistance to heat, humidity, and chemicals. They are highly resistant to the harsh horticulture environment, especially high temperatures and humidity, as well as exposure to chemicals such as the sulfur in fertilizer. Samsung’s horticulture LED solutions thrive in any of these conditions. The Samsung solutions offer proven levels of performance and reliability to the market.