Horticulture lighting calculator speeds grow light development

January 18, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Designers of grow lights for greenhouses, vertical farms and other horticulture applications can speed up their time to market by using an online calculator freely accessible online Lumileds' website.

The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs.

Designed to allow easy modifications of LEDs and operating conditions, the calculator facilitates fixture design by generating real-time feedback on spectral power distribution.

“With the Horticulture Lighting Calculator, fixture manufacturers can test many lighting scenarios in a short period of time, so that their optimum designs can be brought to market much more quickly and efficiently than if each potential fixture were built and tested individually,” explains Jennifer Holland, Product Manager of the LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs and Horticulture Lighting Calculator.

Try out the Horticulture Lighting Calculator at www.lumileds.com/horticulture/calculator