05/02/2020 | Netherlands (the)

Live from Fruit Logistica: 11% higher efficiency with Fluence by OSRAM lighting solutions

The first results of a culture trial, using the full spectrum LED lighting solutions offered by Fluence by OSRAM, have just demonstrated an 11% higher efficiency compared to the old high-pressure sodium greenhouse luminaires (high-pressure sodium / HPS).
Wageningen University and Research (WUR), in cooperation with Fluence by OSRAM and Vortus, has published the first results of a culture trial analyzing the viability of full spectrum LED lighting solutions, using the Fluence PhysioSpec Greenhouse ™ spectrum, compared to the old high pressure sodium (HPS) greenhouse luminaires. Preliminary data show PhysioSpec greenhouses are up to 11% more efficient than high pressure sodium greenhouses for some tomato cultivars, with the added benefit of being more energy efficient than high pressure sodium fixtures .
"This is a very interesting result for the application of full spectrum LED technology in the production of tomatoes in greenhouses. It shows that even without any other optimization of the environment for LED solutions, LEDs can equal or even surpass old fixtures from commercial producers, "said Haris Ouzounis, horticultural services specialist and senior photobiologist, Fluence by OSRAM.
Cooperation with opinion leaders recognized worldwide is a top priority for Fluence by OSRAM. This first trial with WUR is the first in a series of results that Fluence will publish in the coming months. In addition, Fluence is advancing several other initiatives with research centers, universities and organizations around the world to develop best practices and future applications for the industry.
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About Fluence by OSRAM
Fluence Bioengineering, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, creates the most powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a major player in the supply of LED lighting and aims to enable more efficient production of crops on vertical farms as well as in greenhouse operators. Fluence's global headquarters is based in Austin, Texas, USA, and its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
About WUR
Under the banner of Wageningen University & Research, the University of Wageningen and the specialized research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces to help find solutions to problems in the fields of food and the environment. With some 30 branches, 5,000 employees and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the largest research centers in the world.




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