Research-driven LED manufacturer Valoya has launched two new RX500 and RX600 models of its RX-Series of Greenhouse LEDs
The models are higher power, higher efficiency versions of the existing RX400 and can be used as true one-to-one HPS replacements.
RX500 and RX600 produce a uniform light output of up to 1,700 μmol/s. They were designed to be robust and compact, producing minimal shade over the canopy. With an IP65 Ingress Protection rating (wet location) these luminaires are completely dust-tight and can withstand water jet spraying from any direction. The high light intensity they produce enables them to be placed high above the canopy, up to four metres above it.
Valoya’s LED technology is proprietary, and great efforts have been made to create long-lasting LED luminaires that maintain the same spectrum of light throughout their lifetime. RX500 and RX600 typically last 50,000 hours, with the intensity falling to 90% after approximately 36,000 hours. The spectrum decays to ensure that the grower achieves the same plant performance and does not have to change the growth protocol over time.
In the transition from HPS to LED, growers need to develop new growth protocols quickly. This is where Valoya’s team of biologists will provide support and expertise on the basis of more than 600 plant trials conducted over 10 years. According to the manufacturer, this means that growers will hit the ground running after their LED upgrade and see improvements in their plant performance right after that.
The models are available with most of Valoya’s patented spectra such as SolrayÒ (sunlight replica) and AP673L (vegetative growth). All of Valoya’s spectra can be used as sole source lighting in no sunlight environments as well as together with sunlight.
RX500 and RX600 are heavy-duty, greenhouse luminaires designed to produce high and uniform light output over a long period of time.