LED light-maker Valoya recently expanded its RX-Series line of greenhouse LEDs with two new models — RX500 and RX600. The new models are higher power, higher efficiency versions of the existing RX400 model and can be used as 1:1 replacements for high-pressure sodium lights. The RX500 and RX600 produce up to 1,700 micromoles per second of uniform light output and have been designed to be compact, producing minimal shading over the canopy. These luminaires are dust-tight and can withstand spraying with water jets from any direction. The high light intensity they produce enables them to be positioned up to four meters (about 13 feet) above the canopy.
The RX500 and RX600 typically last 50,000 hours though the intensity drops to 90% after about the 36,000-hour mark. The spectrum decays evenly, ensuring the grower will be getting the same plant performance and will not have to change the growth protocol over time. The new models are available with most of Valoya’s patented spectra such as Solray (sunlight replica) and AP673L (vegetative growth).