Programmable Spectrum Grow Lighting

March 10, 2012 in NuAgri Photo Gallery

NuAgri’s invested interest in artificial lighting technology is aimed at creating a more successful growing climate.  Solid state lighting is the future of efficient, sustainable lighting solutions. The photos below represent the next stage in the (r)evolution of lighting technology. Light-Chips are not like bulbs or LED’s, they are a printed circuit boards with light emitting pixels; and the benefits make it a superior product.

The benefits of NuAgri’s Light-Chip are numerous. The Light-Chip boasts an average rated life span of 80,000 hours. It creates 100-110 lumens per watt; or 50-1500 micromoles for photosynthesis; and lamp lumen depreciation value of .96. For those in the agriculture industry, the Light-Chip can be customized to meet spectrum specific criteria needed for maximum photosynthesis (ideally 660nm and 440nm, 4-1 ratio). The operating temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit,  significantly lower than traditional HID and LED equivalencies; and is warm to the touch allowing plants within inches for maximum micromoles and without the chance of burning. With these benefits, commercial growers and indoor gardening enthusiasts alike can start to address issues in creating a successful growing climate (energy consumption, heating / cooling, maximum photosynthesis).

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Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 1

Can you see the different programmed colors in each pixel? This is actually two pictures, both taken with heavy filter to capture the color potential of each pixel. This chip would be programmed for white light, applicable for residential, commercial, and industrial usages.

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 4

This picture magnifies on of the light chips pixels to show that it is not in fact an LED. Light chips are printed circuit boards with light emitting pixels.

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 2

The light chip in this picture is programmed for 660nm (red) and 440nm (blue) and is ideal for agricultural applications. Again, this picture was taken with heavy filter. Can you count the 4-to-1 ratio of red to blue?

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 3

Light chip programmed for optimal photosynthesis (660nm red, 440nm blue, at 4-1 ratio; alternative spectrums available).

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 7

Close up of the light chip and the wired pixels. Doesn't that look like a printed circuit board?

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 8

Cool picture of a magnified pixel.

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 5

Each of light chips pixels (number determined by desired wattage) is capable of being programmed to emit a desired spectrum.

Custom Spectrum Grow Light Photosynthesis 6

Each of light chips pixels (number determined by desired wattage) is capable of being programmed to emit a desired spectrum.