Now on the market, LG Innotek’s lineup of horticulture LEDs are light sources that, reportedly, can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight. The company offers 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture ultraviolet (UV) LEDs.
Horticulture LED is a state-of-the-art semiconductor light source that can control plant growth rate and increase the nutrient content of the crop by using the light of a specific wavelength. This product was developed considering the characteristics that the physiological responses such as photosynthesis and flowering vary depending on the wavelength of light.
According to LG, the components can also raise the marketability of the crops. The company’s 380-nm wavelength UV-A LED can be used to enhance the phytochemical content of antioxidants such as anthocyanin and lutein. 405nm wavelength LEDs that emit purple light can thicken the leaves of the plant and make the color sharper.
The LEDs can be applied to smart greenhouses and plant factories to boost productivity. For example, 450-nm wavelength LEDs that emit blue light and 660 nm wavelength LEDs that emit dark red light can shorten the growth period of plants by promoting photosynthesis regardless of environmental changes such as the weather.
Additionally, the horticulture LEDs are good for eco-friendly organic farming. The 530-nm LED light has the function of suppressing mold development. Notably, pests do not like 615-nm light wavelength, a 615-nm LED can drive them away.
LG Innotek plans to provide horticulture LEDs that are optimized according to crop type, lighting location, and required functions. This is possible because the company has more than 30 products with different wavelength, light quantity and irradiation angle. The company is expanding its promotions for lighting and module companies in Europe, North America and Asia.
LG Innotek plans to launch an additional 730-nm near infrared LED this year. This product can increase the content of specific ingredients, such as sugar in crops and saponin in ginseng, and can be utilized for cultivation of functional crops. For further enlightenment, visit LG Innotek LED.