Osram Sylvania develops ZELION HL LED grow light fixtures for horticultural applications

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Long-life LED fixtures stimulate plant growth while saving energy

Danvers, Mass. – North American lighting leader Osram Sylvania is unveiling ZELION® HL Horticulture LED grow light fixtures with state-of-the-art Oslon® LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. This combination delivers one of the most reliable LED horticulture fixtures in the industry. The modularized ZELION HL LED grow light family is suitable for both the commercial growers and do-it-yourself horticulturalists across a wide range of applications, including turf and landscape maintenance, commercial greenhouses and indoor gardening.

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“Plants use light as a source of energy. The cultivation of plants in a greenhouse environment supported by artificial light helps control all the elements that can influence the growth of the plant. Monochromatic LEDs can create an ideal environment for plant cultivation. The spectral output of the light can be tuned to deliver optimum growth and energy savings for a particular species of plant,” said Jeremy Pymento, business manager for NAFTA Semiconductor & Industry Segments, Osram Sylvania. “As the world population continues to increase and more agricultural land is lost to urban development, greenhouses equipped with artificial lighting provided by our new ZELION HL Horticulture LED Grow Light fixtures can play an important role in plant cultivation and propagation.”

LED lighting can stimulate plant growth by up to 40 percent. Durable and long lasting LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors are the green alternative to standard horticultural lighting. They can significantly stimulate plant growth while drastically reducing energy consumption through the use of targeted lighting wavelengths at 660 and 450 nanometers. The features of LEDs for horticultural lighting, such as small form factor, high efficiency and long life, provide flexibility for growers. Easily controllable, LEDs are instant on when you need them and can be set in cycles that promote healthy plant growth.

The Oslon LEDs in the ZELION HL Horticulture LED grow light fixtures have a rated life of 100,000 hours (L70), much longer than conventional high pressure sodium (HPS) or other discharge lamps and two times the life of some competing LED fixtures currently available. Available in 25W, 50W, 100W and 150W versions, the LED fixtures also use less energy than HPS fixtures, where the lamps can utilize from 255W up to 1000W. The unique optical design and materials deliver optimal PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) of up to 1180 μmol m-2 s-1 at centerbeam with the ZELION HL 3x2 fixture. ZELION HL Horticulture LED Grow Light Fixtures utilize passive cooling, which makes them completely silent, and are reliable and IP65 rated for safe operation in wet and damp environments. Each fixture has four holes on the top-end plate so they can be hung by wires or chains above growing plants, and has water resistant independent red and blue On/Off switches so the light can be customized to ensure optimal growth conditions for the specific plant species. They are also backed by a 3-year limited warranty to ensure trouble free performance.

For more information about ZELION® HL Horticulture LED Grow Light Fixtures, please visit www.osram-americas.com/ZELIONHL.

About Osram Sylvania and its North American Display/Optic division:
Osram Sylvania is part of Osram Americas, a group of Osram companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology, the company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles under the brand names Osram, Traxon, Encelium, and Sylvania. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. The Osram Sylvania and Osram Americas regional headquarters is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.osram-americas.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Osram Display/Optic is a division of Osram GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. This global operating division manufactures discharge, halogen, fluorescent and incandescent lamps worldwide. Also included in the Display/Optic product offering are process heaters, lampholders, LED modules, LED systems and LED luminaires. It produces innovative products to fulfill the needs of very diverse, ever changing and fast moving markets: entertainment, cinema, display, medical, semiconductor, airfield and industrial.

Throughout the world, the Display/Optic division markets its lighting products under the Osram brand name. In the North American region, Osram Display/Optic is a division of Osram Sylvania and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire.

OSRAM, ZELION and Oslon are registered trademarks of Osram GmbH.
SYLVANIA is a registered trademark of Osram Sylvania Inc.
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Contact:

Glen Gracia - Osram Sylvania
+1-978-750-2763

E-mail:

glen.gracia@sylvania.com

Web site:

www.sylvania.com

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