Climalux from Hoek van Holland has further developed its CLX-V1000 full-LED grow light system, which now makes it possible to illuminate certain parts of the greenhouse additionally, so that the light intensity is the same everywhere in the entire greenhouse. In this way, the adverse effects of shadow spots along the gables are considerably reduced. The new technical development has been tested at various horticultural companies.
Adjustable light intensity per group
When all grow lights are set to the same light level, the light intensity along the gables naturally decreases. As a result, the uniformity of the light along these gables is far from optimal. Climalux installs the lamps in a fixed pattern in the greenhouse, divided into different lighting groups, and then maps the light intensity throughout the entire greenhouse. Based on this input, the light levels of the various lighting groups are set by means of the Horticulture Control Unit.
Primarily, the center of the greenhouse is one lighting group with the same light level, and secondarily, additional divisions are made for the gable areas to absorb shadows. In this way it is possible to achieve an equal light intensity throughout the entire greenhouse.
A case study can be viewed on the Climalux website.
Horticultural Control Unit
The Climalux Horticulture Control Unit is the heart of the CLX-V1000 full-LED grow light system. The module provides a connection between the horticultural computer and the grow light system. It allows the user to arrange the lamps in any desired configuration. Multiple group layouts can be made, with their own light intensity. The smallest group can hold four grow lights.
The grow light
The CLX V1000 full-LED grow lamp is composed of a dimmable lighting unit and a vertical ventilation system, which distributes heat and moisture evenly in a greenhouse. The unit creates a microclimate around each plant, caused by the adjustable vertical air movement in combination with the adjustable light intensity. By connecting the lamps correctly in a total system, they together form a cluster of climate cells that contributes to climate equality throughout the entire greenhouse and guarantees significant cost savings.
Climalux is a Dutch company that focuses entirely on the development and production of high-quality grow light systems for vegetable and ornamental crops based on Het Nieuwe Telen. All systems and components are developed in-house and produced in Europe.
For more information, go to www.climalux.nu.