Current, powered by GE Showcases Horticulture Leadership at GreenTech with Industry’s First One-For-One 1000W HPS Retrofit for Greenhouse Growers

  • Current’s A Race to the Top – Geographical Trends in Vertical Farming
    session brings industry leaders and experts together to address
    dynamic market developments
  • The new greenhouse grow light is the most energy efficient on
    the market
  • Universal installation options allow the light to be installed in
    dozens of different ways, drastically reducing installation time

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EnergyManagement–Today at GreenTech,
Current, powered by GE announced the release of the Arize Element*
Top Light,
the industry’s first one-for-one LED replacement for
1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) products. The Arize Element is the most
advanced grow light on the market, allowing growers to get the most out
of their greenhouse, for less.

A 2018 report by
Strategies Unlimited
anticipates that the global greenhouse market
will reach $7.94 billion USD by 2022. As worldwide need for healthy,
fresh food continues to grow, greenhouse growers require efficient,
effective lighting to enable year-round growing.

“With Current’s lighting tech expertise combined with feedback from
leading plant scientists, systems integrators and growers, we’ve
successfully created a system that will give new meaning to the growth
that the farms of the future can achieve,” said Malcolm Yare,
Horticulture Business Development Manager at Current, powered by GE.
“The Arize Element Top Light is the first true one-for-one replacement
available for the horticulture market, meeting a critical industry need.
This product delivers cutting-edge innovation to the rapidly evolving
horticulture lighting industry that’s set to reach more than $7 billion
by 2022.”

The Arize Element features multiple light spectrums to maximise growth
for specific crops, allowing growers to tailor the light to the specific
needs of each crop. Universal installation options allow the light to be
installed in dozens of different ways on existing structures,
dramatically reducing installation time. The light also features a
unique design that minimises shadowing, allowing for maximum natural
light penetration.

In addition to greenhouse solutions, “A
Race to the Top – Geographical Trends in Vertical Farming
” will
showcase the future of the vertical farming and its role in the
horticulture industry. The 12 June panel will take place in the Trends
and Innovations Theatre from 4-5 p.m. Panellists include Malcolm Yare,
Current; Chris Higgins, Hort Americas; Paul Challinor, May Barn
Horticulture Consultancy; and Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Association
for Vertical Farming.

Current’s expanding Arize product family is already being leveraged by
urban farms across continents, from the Arize Lynk and Element
installations in Big
Tex Urban Farms
to the 12.3km Arize Lynk* luminaries embedded
in the world largest high-care indoor vertical farm, Jones
Food Company Ltd.
in North Lincolnshire, U.K.

Additional Arize Element series highlights:

  • With a model offering an efficacy of 3.5 micromoles per joule
    (μmol/J), surpassing the previously leading 3.2 µmol/J, to one with
    over 1800 photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), it the most complete and
    advanced greenhouse grow light family currently available.
  • Extended lifetime compared to HPS: 36,000 hours from the Arize
    Element, and 8,000 hours from HPS.
  • High light output with less heat than an HPS or MH system, providing
    the ideal light spectrum for optimal growth while saving on cooling

To learn more about Current, the new Arize Element, and Current’s
leadership in the horticulture industry, visit GreenTech booth number
08.612 or

About Current, powered by GE

Current is the digital engine for intelligent environments that blends
advanced LED technology with networked sensors and software to make
commercial buildings, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities
more energy efficient and productive. Backed by a broad ecosystem of
technology partners, Current is helping businesses and cities unlock
hidden value and realize the potential of their environments.

*Trademark and/or Service mark of Current, powered by GE


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