Compared with traditional light sources, LED lamps have the advantages of high efficiency and long life in plant lighting. It is expected that the market scale will grow rapidly. According to LEDinside, the global LED plant lighting market in 2018 is about 224 million US dollars. LEDinside is expected to grow to 633 million US dollars by 2022, and the compound growth rate is 30% from 2018 to 2022. Looking at potential business opportunities, including lighting manufacturers such as Yannuo and Osram, many companies are actively investing in the layout and entering the plant lighting market.
★ Osram shares in Canadian startups, plant lighting
Fluxunit, the venture capital division of OSRAM, acquired a portion of the Canadian startup Motorleaf, hoping to manage the planting part in a smart way. Using data analysis technology, Motorleaf launched the world's first artificial intelligence production forecasting function for commercial greenhouses, successfully reducing the greenhouse error rate by nearly 50%, and the OSRAM plant lighting system dimming according to plant needs and characteristics. The cooperation between the two is expected to further promote the development of agriculture towards wisdom.
★ 昕诺飞 once again joined hands with Russian vegetable factory to expand LED horticultural lighting
Lighting manufacturer Yanuofei, in cooperation with Agro-Inwest, one of Russia's fresh vegetable companies, expanded the use of Philips LED lighting in tomato cultivation, from the original 25 hectares to 68.5 hectares, equivalent to the greenhouse area of 100 football fields. Signify and Agro-Inwest launched the world's largest LED horticultural lighting in 2017. As a result of rapid profitability and increased production, Argo-Inwest decided to expand its investment in Philips lighting systems for tomato production.
★ Current actively deploys plant lighting to increase production for the Anglo-American farm
Although Core's subsidiary, Current, has not yet appeared in the future, it still locks in the LED plant lighting market. Current first cooperated with British food company Jons (JFC) to provide Arize horticultural lighting to Jones' 5,120-square-meter farm, which is expected to increase production to 420 metric tons per year.
Current also partnered with Hort Americas, a US horticultural material manufacturer, to help LED lighting systems in Lufa Farms, a Montreal-based resort in Montreal, create a three-story lighting system with 430 GE Arize Lynk LED bulbs. It can increase seedling production speed by 15% and increase planting efficiency.
★ Samsung Electronics enters plant lighting and launches red LED components
Samsung announced the launch of plant lighting LED components, including the newly developed LH351B red LED. This bowl of red LEDs is a high-power package with a wavelength of 660 nm, which accelerates plant photosynthesis, accelerates plant growth, and produces more flowers that can be applied to most plant lighting. In addition, two medium-power products have been introduced, and Samsung has also improved the original white LED components and module products into specifications for plant lighting.
★ Layout plant lighting market, LG Innotek pushes 30 kinds of gardening LEDs
South Korea's electronic raw materials and parts factory LG Innotek has launched a total of 30 horticultural LEDs, including invisible ultraviolet LEDs (UV LEDs). It is mainly based on the plant's physiological response to photosynthesis, or the wavelength of light required for flowering, which can increase the value of the plant itself and increase the yield. LG Innotek hopes to increase market penetration through this series of products and is currently expanding its lighting and module companies in Europe, North America and Asia.
★ UAE joins US vertical farm companies to build the world's largest vertical farm
Vertical farms only need water and LED to grow vegetables and become the target of corporate investment. Emirates Foods announced that it will invest 40 million US dollars with another US-based vertical farm company, Crop One Holdings, to build a 130,000-square-foot indoor farm at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport, which will break vertical The world record of the farm.
★ Foxconn builds the world's largest plant factory with an area of 5,000 square meters
Foxconn, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Group, used the old factory space to build a world's largest plant factory with an area of more than 5,000 square meters. The factory has 14 layers of planting shelves, with a daily output of 2.5 tons. The plant plant uses indoor technology such as LED lighting and culture fluids to grow indoors, and has been automated in both scheduling and logistics. The plant factory built by Foxconn can also build a smart database, collect environmental parameters, growth schedules and other materials, and lay the foundation for future promotion to major factories.
★ Zhongke Sanan improved indoor high-tech farm, covering an area of 5,000 square meters
From the Zhongke Sanan in Fujian Province, China, the company has improved its indoor high-tech farm. The farm has been developed for about two years and covers an area of 5,000 square meters. It manages the lighting source and nutrient solution in a smart management manner, and can produce 8 to 8 per day. 10 tons of vegetables, but only 4 employees need to manage.
★ Yiguang Electronics develops different power products and exhibits plant lighting fixtures
In the American International Lighting Exhibition LIGHTFAIR, and in the Guangya Exhibition held in Guangzhou, Yiguang Electronics exhibited plant lighting related products. Yiguang has developed a series of different power products with monochromatic wavelengths. The wavelengths range from 450 to 745 nm. According to different powers, it can be divided into high-power ceramic SHWO 3535-ELB, medium power 3030-ELB, low power 2835-ELB, new products. The 2835 PC Red-ELB is a special 5% Blue Intensity color temperature with a photoelectric conversion efficiency of 35% (0.5W), which can replace the Royal Blue & Deep Red source at a time.
★ Produce all kinds of vegetables with LED lighting, Taiwan's wisdom agricultural factory source into the Nordic
Yuanxian Group signed a sales contract worth 100 million Taiwan dollars with the Danish manufacturer Nordic Harvest. In the future, the plant factory products will be marketed to the Nordic countries. The source fresh plant factory can control the light, temperature and nutrition by hand. It can also use the exclusive LED lighting technology to produce different flavors of organic vegetables according to customer needs. Cai Wenqing, chairman of the group, said that the Nordic market will be developed based on Denmark in the future.
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