Valoya, a LED grow light manufacturer announced a licensing program making their patented technology available to LED manufacturers and horticultural LED fixture providers.
Valoya’s patent portfolio in the field of horticultural LED lighting is a result of innovation and investments into R&D over the past 11 years. The patents are in the field of light spectra for plant cultivation and lighting applications. At the moment, the portfolio consists over 100 patents, all of which can be reviewed here.
"We have always been curious about the possibilities of light and how its potential could be pushed further to make cultivation of crops we use for food or medicine production more efficient. When we started in 2009, LED meant piercing purple light produced by red and blue chips. We were the first to apply wide spectrum LED light to plants in our experiments and to introduce wide spectrum light to the market. We are now in a business phase where we can extend this intellectual property and know-how to other companies wishing to produce premium quality horticultural LED luminaires through our licensing program" comments Lars Aikala, the CEO and Co-Founder of Valoya.
The research and development at Valoya does not stop. "After having conducted over 600 plant trials on over 300 plant varieties / species, we have an understanding of plant response to light, unmatched by other LED companies in the market. The focus remains on advancing horticulture through developing even better spectra and helping our customers grow. We are happy we get to share this expertise with other companies now", comments Nemanja Rodic, Marketing Director of Valoya.