Heliospectra to supply LEDs to John Innes Centre

Swedish lighting specialist Heliospectra AB has won a new order from the John Innes Centre in Norwich for its fully controllable ELIXIA LED lights.

According to Heliospectra, the new order complements previous orders and will be part of a project retrofitting glasshouses automated by Heliospectra’s helioCORE™ light control software.

“A growing human population and changing environment have increased the concern regarding food security. We desperately need crops better suited to today’s climate. At the John Innes Centre, we are well-known for our speed breeding research and are conducting ongoing crop research on a range of different crops. For that, we need a solution that allows for complete control of all environmental parameters, such as light, temperature and humidity,” said John Lord, Horticulture Manager at John Innes Centre. “Heliospectra’s ELIXIA lights enable us to upgrade our lighting environment to market-leading lighting standards with spectrum-based control. We have the capability to program each individual wavelength to adapt to individual crop needs.”

“The John Innes Centre is one of Europe’s leading research institutions with critical speed breeding expertise as the world is accelerating food production to support an additional two billion people by 2050. Heliospectra continues work with the John Innes team to expand their large-scale helioCORE™ installation. We look forward to supporting their work and significant advancements in crop performance with our pioneering horticulture lighting, automation and light control solutions,” added Peter Nyberg, Head of Technology and Development at Heliospectra.

Photo source: Heliospectra

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