Plasma grow-lights may help the global horticulture industry improve added value, global food security and new medicinal plants.
Light is a powerful natural biological tool that can safely manipulate plants without the concerns perceived in chemical treatments or genetic modification. Only recently for example, have scientists realised the huge importance of UV spectra grow-lights in improving crop quality and prolonging freshness.
New Food Sources: We are undertaking research and development with international scientific institutions and commercial partners using plasma grow-lights for various plant crops and new food production systems - algae and breeding insects for high protein food stocks for animals and even human consumption! The UV420's unique spectral output delivers UV-B, UV-A and blue light and offers a means to activate stronger plant characteristics, improve outputs and enhance crop yields.
Plasma Lights for Reptile Houses: The UV420 can also be used to provide essential UV-A and UV-B for reptiles in indoor habitats. Most reptiles need full spectrum lights in their habitats to provide them with UV-A and UV-B, neither of which is supplied by regular light bulbs. UV-B is necessary to maintain proper Vitamin D3 and calcium levels in a reptile's system. Reptiles that do not get enough UV-B do not produce sufficient Vitamin D3 resulting in chronic calcium deficiency, or hypocalcemia. This lack of calcium can cause painful diseases, such as metabolic bone disease.
Plasma Lights for Artificial Coral Growth: Natural and hybrid corals are increasingly used for bone grafts in surgery and dentistry. Environmental controls preventing the harvesting of natural coral have resulted in the rise of corals grown in controlled aquatic systems. The UV420 can deliver the blue-light, UV-A and UV-B that has been found to help promote coral growth in these aquaria.
Plasma Grow-LIghts for Stadium Turf Maintenance: Ceravision’s UV420 plasma grow-light is also suitable for turf lighting where it can provide the missing spectrum to complement traditional turf grow-lighting systems. The 'blue-light', UV-A and UV-B from the UV420 can encourage root growth and photosynthesis and can assist grass recovery and growth after stadium events.
And Looking to the Future: Building on Ceravision's strong foundation of research and development, our scientists and technicians are continuing to develop the HEP plasma lighting technology to exploit opportunities in other applications:
- UV-C Treatments for commercial non-chemical control of plant diseases to reduce losses; the protective effects of UV-C treatments, which stimulate plant defences, induces resistance against a range of pathogens pre and post-harvest.
- UV-C for germicidal irradiation in Water Sterilisation: a purely physical, chemical-free process; to efficiently reduce parasites eg cryptosporidia or giardia, which are resistant to chemical disinfectants, and remove chlorine and chloramine species.
- UV-C for Air Purification to reduce airborne-mediated microbial diseases eg influenza and tuberculosis that are major public health challenges.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibilities of utilising HEP plasma lighting technology for applications in which you may be interested.
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Offering flexible spectral outputs, Ceravision's HEP plasma lighting offers added-value and economic solutions in horticulture grow-lighting and other commercial applications.
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Ceravision’s HEP plasma grow-lights, with a UV spectrum providing UV-B, UV-A and blue herald a new scientific direction for horticulture lighting.
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