Plessey adds leaf-level lighting for horticulture

Devon-based Plessey has launched another Hyperion-branded horticultural product line – this time a luminaire to spread light at leaf level – to complement its horticultural down-lighter.

“Placing lighting within the canopy of high wire plants is an energy efficient way to increase light levels and yields in greenhouses that already have supplementary top lighting,” said the firm’s director of grow lighting Jonathan Barton.

Called Hyperion Inter Light, it is intended to supplement existing HPS/SON-T top lighting.

“The fixture has been specifically designed to provide intra-canopy light from state-of-the-art LEDs for high wire cultivation of greenhouse vegetables and is installed within the crop to supplement existing top lighting,” said Plessey. “The Inter Light is suitable for use in hybrid systems with HPS and LEDs, promoting plant growth and fruit ripening speed.”

Beam angle is wide, and there is a choice of light outputs and efficacy – up to 300μmoles/s and 3µmol/ J.

Plug and play connections are provided for daisy-chaining up to 20 fixtures, and mounting is on wires that can be raised and lowered.

Construction is aluminium, the units are sealed to IP66, and there is a five year warranty.

Plessey’s Hyperion Grow Light team will also be exhibiting at:

·       Fruit Logistica 6 – 8 February Berlin hall 8.1 stand B-10

·       HortiContact 19-21 February

·       GreenTech 11-13 June

According to Plessey, >10Ha of its grow lights were installed in 2018.

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Photo credit: Plessey

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