Illumitex LEDs Illuminate Grow Walls
Grow walls are gaining traction on the list of top building trends. Lush, attractive and often edible, grow walls are being embraced by businesses that want to brighten office spaces and homeowners looking to make an artistic statement. As an added bonus, green walls help to improve air quality.
According to a 2012 study by LuxResearcy, the green walls market is expect to be worth $680 million by 2017.
Living walls produce a number of tremendous benefits including:
- Aesthetic beauty
- Overall well-being and happiness and stress reduction
- Natural and efficient air filtration — plants pull toxins from the air
- Sound absorption
- Thermal regulation
- In hospital settings, patients recover more quickly, use less pain medication and complain less
- Plants add humidity to the air when you have your central heating on in the winter
Architects who plan grow wall installations face particular challenges, lighting included. Determining how to add a cost-effective lighting option to a green wall without generating excess heat is critical. HID, fluorescent and incandescent lamps have been options in the past, but designers are now turning to LED lights.
Sophisticated LED fixtures including the Illumitex Stratus can be fitted with custom-spectra LEDs that offer plants photosynthetic light. Plants make the most of light in the blue (400-499nm) and red (600-699nm) areas of the light spectrum.
In addition to offering the perfect color mix, LED fixtures offer financial benefits too. Illumitex LEDs require half the electricity to run and generate half the heat of competitors.
Sleek and modern, Illumitex’s Stratus LED fixture is available in a number of mounts including: ceiling, flex arm and yolk. The fixture is available in square, rectangle and round forms.
Contact us today to find out how we can illuminate your grow wall with our commercial LED fixtures.