2W red LED to boost plant growth

May 09, 2017 // By Julien Happich
At this year’s Lightfair in Philadelphia (USA), Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing a LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth: the Oslon Square Hyper Red. This third-generation 2W LED features improved emission characteristics, higher optical output and impressive corrosion resistance, so plant lighting systems based on the Oslon Square Hyper Red can be made particularly economical.

With a wavelength of 660nm the prototype of the Oslon Square Hyper Red can control the growth of blossom. Together with the deep blue (450 nm) and far red (730 nm) versions, the Oslon family from Osram Opto Semiconductors perfectly covers the entire spectrum of plant growth.

The prototype of the high-power LED has an integrated 2x2mm chip with a typical radiant power of 905mW and a radiant efficacy of 60 percent, at a current of 700mA and an operating temperature of 25°C. This represents a significant improvement of 13 percent in terms of radiant power and 25 percent better radiant efficacy compared with the current Oslon SSL. The beam angle of the Oslon Square Hyper Red is 120°. The Oslon Square Hyper Red has the same footprint as the existing Oslon SSL versions so it can be easily used as a replacement. Switching to the new product makes economic sense for customers in two respects. First, the new high-power LED is more powerful than its predecessor, and second, one Oslon Square Hyper Red will replace two Oslon SSL LEDs. Volume production of the LEDs is scheduled for the end of 2017.

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