LED layout of plant lighting is then the next three years will be the golden period
2016, for the LED lighting industry, is still in the period of coexistence of difficulties and opportunities. The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises in the contraction front, businesses rely on the capital market "summon wind and call for rain". Of course, there are some companies are thinking about the future of LED which can be infinitely possible. But at least for now, plant lighting is a viable direction. From the beginning of 2015, some of the plants with a certain scale plants are being built and put into use in various provinces, where LED plant lighting occupy the leading share. Recently, the famous Silicon Valley investor Dixon Chris pointed out the future of the technology industry's most promising 11 areas, including the automation of the indoor cultivation. Due to solar, sensor, LED lighting, robotics and artificial intelligence and other technological advances, the indoor farm has become a viable alternative to the traditional outdoor farms. Compared to the traditional farm, the automation of the land and water used in the farm to be less than 10 times. And does not depend on the weather, crops can be harvested several times a year, and no need to use pesticides.
Recently, PHILPS announced that the company and two Japanese vertical farm test activities. The two are located in Japan's vertical farms using PHILPS's LED lighting. Tokyo consumers for the growth of the vertical farm Inc. Innovatus, the use of LED plant lighting, no pesticides and do not need to wash the lettuce has been very high degree of acceptance. "Japan has more and more consumers tend to purchase a variety of high quality, safe and high nutritional value of food, of course, to take into account the reasonable price. The vertical farm is an ideal pipeline to achieve these requirements, because the vertical farm can succeed in regional development is highly urbanized, even if limited space is not a problem."PHILPS's first commercial vertical lighting project was launched at Osaka University in 2014. Today, Japan is the world's most rapid development of plant LED lighting market, one of the market. Cooperation with Japan's farmers also help PHILPS lighting to improve the installation of LED lighting and optical configuration, so that PHILPS's products can be more in line with the needs of the Japanese market." PHILPS plant lighting director van Slooten Udo said.
OSRAM as a continuous focus on the development of LED technology multinational companies, has formed an epitaxial chip, LED devices, fluorescent materials, applications, such as the layout of the whole industry chain. In recent years, OSRAM's LED application level will gradually focus on plant light, to attack the agricultural market. According to the OSRAM plant illumination wavelength, launched deep blue 450nm, 660nm red, far red 730nm LED products, including 730nm infrared light LED is designed for OSRAM lighting plant and the development of new products, can control the plant from germination to vegetative growth and flowering of the entire process. Has won the 2015 North American lighting exhibition technology innovation award.
Crystal electric already took the lead in the plant lighting layout, 2008 has been with the international giants cooperation, to meet customer and market demand, plant lighting related products stable performance annual crystal electric upgrade, and stable revenue growth. Plant lighting products crystal power supply, can be divided into "greenhouse fill" and "all artificial light" two main product line. In the past, the plant lighting products are the traditional lighting sources, and have been replaced by the LED light source. High pressure sodium lamp plant can be irradiated with high power LED substitution, and the fluorescent lamp can be replaced by LED medium power.
According to different plants, different combinations of LED and demand, plant lighting trends will use multi wavelength, give full play to the advantages of LED light: light easy adjustment. For example, red LED and white LED, red LED and Blu ray LED...... , even the introduction of LED UV in the application of plant lighting. According to Liu Wenke, a researcher at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institute of agricultural environment and sustainable development are introduced, closed soilless culture caused by cumulative autotoxin and TiO2, the photocatalytic degradation of root exudates of soilless culture in nutrient solution and rice husk degradation products. UV, sunlight facilities with only 3% covering materials such as glass filter out more than 60%, can not be used in the facility; the efficiency of low temperature in winter season cultivation of vegetables to sunlight is low and the stability is bad, can not meet the demand of vegetable production. Research and development is suitable for the use of horticulture and non soil cultivation, especially suitable for plant plant use of artificial light TiO2 photocatalytic system, the demand is urgent. And LED UV, which is one of the solutions.
Compared to the multinational companies layout, the domestic LED lighting plant in most related enterprises and not as the backbone of enterprise products business, but only part of institutions and enterprises with demonstration plant joint promotion, most enterprises are in other LED applications, such as decoration, display, back light as the main industry on the basis of small scale trial plant LED lighting products, LED lighting will really plant as the main business of the company or enterprise system level service providers almost No. Overall, due to the market development stage, the competition between enterprises is not very intense, has the advantage of Technology (including plant cultivation technology and LED core technology) enterprises, in a very favorable position in the competition.