Valoya, the Finnish LED grow lighting manufacturer has been investing great efforts on plant research since its founding 10 years ago. Thanks to this, large AG companies like Bayer and Syngenta and reseach institutes like Max Planck became some of its first customers and are nowadays illuminated with Valoya’s LEDs.
For a decade now and since the time that red/blue LEDs were the norm Valoya has been educating the market on the importance of the wide light spectrum. Nowadays when LED companies saturate the market in number and confuse the customers with sales promises, Valoya is still trying to push the industry forward by continuing to place focus on rigorous plant research and by carefully developing high end LED solutions for world’s leading AG industry players.
At Seed Meets Technology 2019, Valoya’s Biologist, Ms. Stefanie Linzer will present different kinds of white LED lights for various applications in plant breeding and related fields in crop science. These are wide spectrum, finely balanced LED spectra that can be used for tissue culture, in crop protection applications, for demanding research applications, for speed breeding etc. The spectra are several and include general, sunlight replicating, multi-purpose LEDs to highly specialized, research grade LED luminaires with multiple spectrum channels controlled through a software interface and used in sophisticated research applications. Valoya has conducted over 500 plant trials and some of this data will be presented to demonstrate how we arrived at particular spectral compositions that we consider optimal for fulfilling specific requests in the field of crop science research.
Furthermore, Valoya will be exhibiting at Seed Meets Technology so participants will be able familiarize themselves with LED technology first hand as well as talk to a Valoya biologist.