Lighting & HVAC
Osram Sylvania launches Zelion HL grow light fixtures
By Renée Francoeur
April 29, 2015 – New grow light fixtures have come to town for commercial growers and do-it-yourself horticulturalists. Osram Sylvania’s Zelion HL horticulture LED fixtures with Oslon LEDS from Osram Opto Semiconductors works for various applications, according to the company, such as turf and landscape maintenance, commercial greenhouses and indoor gardening.
“Plants use light as a source of energy. The cultivation of plants in a greenhouse environment supported by artificial light helps control all the elements that can influence the growth of the plant,” said Jeremy Pymento, business manager for NAFTA Semiconductor & Industry Segments with Osram Sylvania. “Monochromatic LEDs can create an ideal environment for plant cultivation. The spectral output of the light can be tuned to deliver optimum growth and energy savings for a particular species of plant.”
LED lighting can stimulate plant growth by up to 40%, the company added.
Available in 25W, 50W, 100W and 150W versions, the LED fixtures also use less energy than HPS fixtures, where the lamps can utilize from 255W up to 1000W, Osram Sylvania added. The design and materials also “deliver optimal PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) of up to 1180 μmol m-2 s-1 at centerbeam with the Zelion HL 3×2 fixture.”