New LED systems designed to improve microgreens production

20-01-2022    12:34   |    Greenhouse Grower

Canadian-based company Aelius LED has developed a new 20-watt LED series that is designed to provide microgreens growers with an easily interchangeable system that responds to the specific growing needs of their plants.

“Aelius produced three different light recipes in the LED tubes to meet the unique needs of indoor farmers of a variety of low light demanding crops,” says Ryan Kirwan, CEO of Aelius LED. “With three light recipes available, growers have the ability to select the spectrum that is best suited for their individual needs.”

Planned for release in early 2022, the Aelius 20W LED tube is available in three recipes, two of which were specifically designed for indoor farmers looking to improve their production time and increase yield while improving genetic expression.

One of the challenges with microgreens is providing plants with the light intensity they need for quality growth without compromising flavor and quality.

“The spectrums we have developed are designed to not only increase efficiency, but to allow growers to enter into the market with an unmatched quality crop,” Kirwan says.

The Aelius 20w LED tube seamlessly fits into the grower’s existing infrastructure, easily replacing old technology in the grow room.

A 5000K provides growers with a warm color spectrum that was customized to provide the ideal environment for leafy greens and other indoor farming crops with lower light demands. For increased height and heartier greens, the Aelius 5000K + 660nm & 730nm is the ideal formula.

“This spectrum provides all the benefits of the standard 5000K spectrum with the added red and far red diodes for the extra punch of genetic expression for bigger leafy greens that have more unique lighting demands, “Kirwan says.

The Aelius 20W LED tube provides an LED alternative to the traditional T5 and T8 fixtures. The user can daisy chain the tubes together to suit their needs on a large scale. Each fixture comes with end caps for easy mounting and cleaning.

The LED tube is available in three different light recipes: 6500K for cloning cannabis, as well as 5000K and 5000K + 660nm & 730nm for greens and other vegetables.

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