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Plants shoot up with Illumitex LEDs

Surexi LEDs combine progressive plant-growth science with advanced LED technology to provide the highest standard for the rapidly emerging global horticulture lighting market.

Illumitex, a developer of high-brightness LEDs and emerging LED technology, has released a full line of LEDs manufactured specifically to accelerate plant growth while promoting maximum plant size and vitality.

Developed in partnership with university and corporate research facilities, the Surexi LED will serve the emerging global horticulture market by providing an optimal light source for indoor vertical farms, growth chambers and greenhouses. Surexi LEDs are also ideal for tissue culture and biopharmacology laboratories where plant-based vaccines and pharmaceuticals are developed.


 “The considerable investment of time and resources to develop the Surexi LED has proven to be one of our most rewarding innovations,” said Matt Thomas, CEO of Illumitex. “We are pleased to contribute to the exciting global horticulture market with both our research and our products. And this is just the beginning. In the coming months, we will be launching an expanded portfolio of plant-growth LED products utilizing our patented LED technology.”

Illumitex claims that the Surexi is the only LED on the market that includes a custom light spectra in a single LED package, eliminating the colour separation issues inherent in other horticulture LED lighting. Utilising Illumitex’s patented square light pattern and precision beam control, the firm says that Surexi LEDs produce unrivalled edge-to-edge light uniformity while ensuring all plants receive the same amount of light – leading to more uniform growth.

Surexi LEDs are available in multiple wavelength combinations to allow consumers and researchers to precisely target the desired photoreceptors, such as phytochromes and cryptochromes.

The Surexi package design is also optimised for practical applications: at only 7mm tall, maximum plant density in vertical growth environments can be achieved, and an IP66 rating ensures the unit is protected against water in humid and wet locations. All Illumitex LEDs, including the Surexi, deliver light directly from the package without the need for inefficient and costly secondary optics.
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