Illumitex Launches Wide-Distribution Greenhouse Fixture
AUSTIN, TEXAS — NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Responding to the requirements of its ever-expanding customer base, as well as the ever-evolving field of controlled environment agriculture, LED grow light designer-manufacturer Illumitex announced today the launch of PowerHarvest W, a fixture that casts a wide-distribution light beam.
Illumitex designs and builds made‐in‐the‐USA LED light fixtures for greenhouses and controlled environment agriculture, offering energy‐efficient lighting specifically tuned to the photosynthetic and photomorphogenic needs of plants.
As greenhouse growers make increasing demands of their year-round operations, they are recognizing the benefit of adding superior supplemental lighting to their facilities to enable plants to flourish during periods of lower solar light, such as wintertime.
Illumitex’s LED optics offer a choice of beam spread options, and the new PowerHarvest provides a more widespread light pattern, something that greenhouse growers whose lights are mounted closer to the plant canopy are looking for.
PowerHarvest W LED grow lights are offered with an optional wireless dimming control system for precision growing, with software — Greenhouse Virtual Panel —specifically designed by Illumitex for the system. The controls allow growers to monitor and control dimming, scheduling, on/off and other options from mobile or desktop devices.
Additionally, Illumitex is pleased to announce a new naming convention for its PowerHarvest fixtures. The PowerHarvest 10 Series emits an industry-leading photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) of 1040 µmol/second (and uses 600W of power), while the PowerHarvest 5 Series (300W) emits a PPF of 520 µmol/second. The fixture is further designated by a W for wide beam angle.
The new wide-distribution PowerHarvest luminaire joins Illumitex’s Safari fixture, which is designed for use in greenhouses where inflorescence management and photoperiodism is required.