The Prospects For Plant Lighting Are Promising, And Technology Giants Have Crossed The Line To Grow Vegetables.

- Aug 30, 2018-

At first glance, there are green slices in front of us. These vegetables have a green and straight body, arranged in disorder, and are not different from what we usually see. But it feels so different when you look at the stacks of racks standing in front of you, and the vegetable heads are lined up with all sorts of light sources. Originally, this is a modern new agricultural cultivation, and the use of this new cultivation of large-scale plant cultivation is called the plant lighting factory, and all this is rooted in the rise of LED plant lighting technology.——LED Growth lamp



The smart market has been opened and the agricultural market has been opened.


With the gradual maturity of blue LED technology, and the introduction of intelligent control technology, Internet of Things technology and sensor technology, the energy consumption of artificial light source has been greatly reduced, intelligent plant lighting plant gradually began to rise. In 2017, the Internet of Things giant Jingdong built a 4,500-square-meter plant lighting plant in Beijing, using a variety of LED plant lighting to achieve vegetable from breeding to maturity throughout the life cycle of light supply. This modern planting method overcomes the limitations of geographical environment, effectively improves the growth efficiency of vegetables, and greatly increases the yield of vegetables. It is reported that the output of vegetables grown in this way can be 5 times that of traditional soil culture.——LED Growth lamp


As early as the late 1980s, the United States had established the world's largest super-large plant plant factory, Biosphere 2, the project aims to explore the feasibility of building closed ecosystems. Although the project ended in failure, it accumulated a lot of experience for the development of new agriculture and laid the foundation for the future construction of vertical aerial plant factories in the United States. Today, many cities in the United States are building plant factories and exporting related technologies to the Middle East and other regions.——LED Growth lamp


Today, the concept of intelligent and green environmental protection has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Combining high-tech with agriculture to create a smart agriculture that meets the needs of modern society is a major trend in the future. By integrating high-tech technologies such as biotechnology, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and sensor technology, and then precisely controlling the growth environment according to the law of plant growth, the goal of optimizing plant growth, shortening plant maturity cycle and increasing yield can be achieved, and the traditional agriculture "feeding on the sky" can be rewritten. History, this new mode of planting has far-reaching significance.——LED Growth lamp


Although the advantages of plant lighting technology have been fully highlighted, there are still many obstacles to the formation of large-scale cultivation. Since a large amount of investment must be made in equipment at the initial stage, even if the yield of vegetables can be increased, the difference between the vegetables grown in taste and taste and traditional planting methods is not obvious, and they do not have competitive advantages in pricing, so they can not bring high profits to enterprises quickly. In addition, the public lack of understanding of plant lighting technology, it is difficult to open the market acceptance at once, it is bound to experience a process of popularization.——LED Growth lamp



Today, the concept of intelligent and green environmental protection has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Combining high-tech with agriculture to create a smart agriculture that meets the needs of modern society is a major trend in the future. By integrating high-tech technologies such as biotechnology, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and sensor technology, and then precisely controlling the growth environment according to the law of plant growth, the goal of optimizing plant growth, shortening plant maturity cycle and increasing yield can be achieved, and the traditional agriculture "feeding on the sky" can be rewritten. History, this new mode of planting has far-reaching significance.——LED Growth lamp


Although the advantages of plant lighting technology have been fully highlighted, there are still many obstacles to the formation of large-scale cultivation. Since a large amount of investment must be made in equipment at the initial stage, even if the yield of vegetables can be increased, the difference between the vegetables grown in taste and taste and traditional planting methods is not obvious, and they do not have competitive advantages in pricing, so they can not bring high profits to enterprises quickly. In addition, the public lack of understanding of plant lighting technology, it is difficult to open the market acceptance at once, it is bound to experience a process of popularization.——LED Growth lamp


Compared with these technology giants, the entry of Osram, the world's leading lighting giant, is more natural. In fact, Osram's layout in the field of plant lighting is indeed earlier, after all, in the field of plant lighting Osram has a deeper technical accumulation.——LED Growth lamp


In recent years, OSRAM has been vigorously expanding the business scope of plant lighting, through investment and mergers and acquisitions to improve the layout of the industry, committed to become a smart planting systems and solutions provider. In May, Osram bought Fluence Bioengineering in the United States, and shortly thereafter, he took a stake in Motorleaf in Canada. The former specializes in the production of LED plant lighting systems based on OSRAM LED chips, occupies a dominant position in vertical agriculture and other fields, while the latter develops the world's leading high-end greenhouse technology through artificial intelligence, data analysis and other technologies.——LED Growth lamp


Intelligent agriculture, which combines various advanced technologies, is quite different from traditional agriculture, and has found a new direction for future agricultural development. Therefore, it has won the favor of the global technology giants. However, objectively speaking, smart agriculture is still in its early stage of development, and there is still a long way to go from large-scale industrialization.——LED Growth lamp


LED plant lighting market structure and challenges


With the rapid increase of urban population, the increase of vegetable supply and demand, and the decrease of land resources brought by the urbanization process, the environmental burden caused by the traditional agricultural production mode is increasing, so it is more and more important to seek a breakthrough outside the traditional planting mode. The way of plant lighting has incomparable many advantages, through intensive planting, breaking through geographical constraints, can save resources to a greater extent, is the trend of future development.——LED Growth lamp


At present, the three main markets of LED plant lighting are plant factory, plant landscape and breeding lighting. In the global market, the United States, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands and other countries in the leading position in plant lighting. Due to the problems of small territory, large population and relatively scarce resources in Japan, plant lighting technology can alleviate the pressure brought by the shortage of food, energy, land and other resources. Therefore, plant lighting technology in Japan has been highly valued, the government actively introduced relevant policies to support the construction of plant factories, enterprises and individuals directly to give more than 50% subsidies. At present, Japan has the largest number of modern plant lighting plants in the world, up to hundreds. With advanced technology and experience in plant lighting, Japan has been promoting the export of related technologies, and companies represented by Toshiba and Mitsubishi are actively promoting their own related technologies to "go to sea".——LED Growth lamp


Taiwan is a world-renowned "semiconductor kingdom" with a sound optoelectronic industry foundation. Plant factories started in Taiwan around 2010. In terms of resources, the situation in Taiwan is similar to that in Japan. As a result, Taiwan has successfully entered the ranks of the world's advanced agriculture and its plant factory products have been supplied to many European countries.——LED Growth lamp


In recent years, with the accelerating process of urbanization in China, urban population density has increased significantly, the pressure of resources has increased, plant lighting technology is in the best time to develop, many domestic enterprises led by OSRAM and SAN optoelectronic have LED plant lighting field, ready for the upcoming market.——LED Growth lamp



Although LED plant lighting has a broad market space, but there are still some shortcomings in specific applications. Because LED plant lighting needs to take into account the light intensity, spectrum, tube distribution uniformity, efficiency, heating and other factors, and plant growth needs a specific band, different varieties, growth cycles of light demand will also be different, so plant plants need to integrate plant species, growth stages and other content, timely adjustment The best growth curve was obtained. Osram's OSLON product family perfectly covers the entire process of plant growth, just adjust the number of the series of LEDs, you can achieve the different proportion of dark blue, ultra red and far red light, can be very easy and efficient to solve the problem of adaptability.——LED Growth lamp


Overall, there is a global consensus on the prospects of the plant lighting market, and the outbreak of the market will have a huge impact on the agricultural market. Although the Chinese market started relatively late, but because of the huge volume of the Chinese market, once the market erupted, it will be out of control.——LED Growth lamp



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