BIOS Lighting, Melbourne, Fla., introduce the Icarus™ Vi low-profile LED fixture for vertical farming applications, with broad “white” spectrum (not purple) and high Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) photon efficacy in an industrial grade fixture.
The fixtures deliver up to 70% greater PAR photon efficacy and 50% more system efficiency than 1000W HID. With a vertical dimension of only 1.5”, Icarus Vi LED low profile fixtures can be mounted within 3’ or 4’ racking systems to deliver more uniform PAR levels over wide areas and multiple layers of production, maximizing crop yield per square foot.
Icarus Vi fixtures have an off-board LED driver, and can be powered through an optional remote powering system based on VoltServer’s groundbreaking Digital Electricity™ over Class II wiring. VoltServer allows fixtures to be powered from a nearby climate-controlled server room using optical fiber cables or off-the-shelf CAT 5e wiring.
This approach can significantly reduce equipment and labor costs, slash energy costs associated with expansive air conditioning, lower grow house temperatures—all while consuming 40% less energy required to produce an equivalent amount of delivered PAR than 1000W HPS.
“It is time to bring commercial crop production out of the ‘purple haze’ and into the white light, as BIOS broad white spectrum delivers the highest PAR photon efficiency along with clear cost benefits,” said Sean Tegart, BIOS president/CEO.
“Icarus Vi low=profile LED fixtures outperform other LED lighting products on the market; when paired with the optional VoltServer Digital Electricity remote powering system, you’ve got a next-generation purple-light killer for the cannabis market that offers immediate cost savings and realizable ROI.”
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. By integrating years of biological and horticultural expertise with science first developed at NASA for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems as well as the International Space Station, and the latest advancements in LED lighting and controls, BIOS creates lighting technologies that deliver unparalleled biological and horticultural results.