RS Components plants the seed for LED use
Distributor, RS Components, now offers the LED series from Lumileds which targets horticulture applications. The Luxeon sunPlus 2835 LEDs target horticulture applications, and have been developed to deliver precise wavelengths of light to improve crop yields in indoor and greenhouse farming.
The Luxeon SunPlus 2835 either complements or potentially replaces natural sunlight. It is claimed to offer the only LED line available today that has been binned and tested to maximise photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), which determines the amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) provided by a light source. PAR/second is used by gardeners and other operators at indoor and greenhouse farming installations to monitor artificial lighting systems.
The SunPlus 2835 series offers PPF/W measurements from 1.84 for one of the purple LEDs (with 2.5 per cent blue), up to 2.32 for the ‘deep red’ and ‘far red’ LEDs, specified at 120mA current flow and a device junction temperature of 25 degrees C. There are also two other purple LED types, integrating 12.5 or 25 per cent blue, royal blue, lime and horticulture white LED colours, available with varying levels of PPF/W.
The LEDs are available from RS Components in packages measuring 2.8 x 3.5mm. They provide a 120 degree light-distribution angle to deliver uniform light in greenhouse applications, and include options for single LED-driver systems, as well as multi-channel and colour-tuneable solutions.
In addition to the Luxeon SunPlus 2835, RS also stocks the Luxeon 2835 Color series of LEDs, which offers a selection of viewing angles and colours, including whites. The LEDs can be used in architectural and entertainment lighting systems. Both series are available from RS in the EMEA region.
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. It offers more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 suppliers, and provide a range of value-added services, and with operations in 32 countries.