Plants have developed under sunlight for millions of years. Recent research shows that the optimal light for a plant is the full continuous spectrum of the sun. Until now it was difficult or very expensive to create light with those qualities. Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) is a new technology which makes it possible to create quality light close to the spectrum of the sun, including UVA and UVB.
The GAN 300 LEP is a plasma luminaire without any moving parts, making is suitable for climate room and greenhouse conditions. It is available as a convection cooled version or an air cooled version and offers a choice of two different spectra. The LUXIM STA 41.01 emitter is developed to add the missing spectrum in a HPS lamp, and is primarily used in combination with a HPS lamp. The STA 41.02 emitter provides high quality sunlight with a full continuous spectrum, and is most suitable for climate rooms and sun simulation. Unlike the HPS lamp the plasma lamp emits very little infra red radiation. The rated lifetime is 30.000 hours for the 41.02 emitter up to 50.000 hours for the 41.01 emitter. The GAN 300 LEP was nominated for the Horti Fair Innovation Award 2011.
|Available emitters||Grow light (PPF)||Luminous Flux||Rated lifetime|
|LUXIM STA 41.01||310 μmol s-1||21.000 lumen||50.000 hrs|
|LUXIM STA 41.02||300 μmol s-1||17.000 lumen||30.000 hrs|