Testing customised solutions that ensure lighting efficiency
For over 150 years, plant-growth practitioners have studied the effects of light on plant ecophysiology. Light can have a major impact on horticultural success, with parameters including quality and quantity all contributing to plant growth factors such as dormancy, stem extension, root growth, and flowering.
Agricultural and horticultural businesses are under pressure to create the optimum environment where plants such as vegetables can be produced at scale, delivering higher yields and shorter grow cycles. With a bewildering array of lighting options, such as LED, fluorescent, discharge lamps and halogen, growers cannot afford to select the wrong light.
Why is efficiency testing for grow lights important?
Farming in a controlled environment enables growers to manipulate lighting to boost yields. Identifying the optimal system can prove to be difficult and growers wanting to gain a competitive edge would therefore benefit from independent tests to verify the performance characteristics of the lighting products they are using.
To optimise operational success, testing and verification of the correct lighting products and light combination will help to identify the impact on growth rate and nutritional value so that appropriate measures can be defined, such as product design and adaption.
How can we help you?
TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of comprehensive testing and certification services for a wide range of electrical and lighting products. Our global network of technical experts, combined with our state-of-the-art testing laboratories, assure a single source solution for meeting all applicable requirements, standards and voluntary schemes. TÜV SÜD technical professionals are also actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring the most up-to-date knowledge of current and evolving lighting technologies.
Our horticulture lighting services
Performance and safety testing services – Single source for testing and certification compliance of all lighting types, including the full range of lighting regulations and energy efficiency programs for the U.S., EU and other major global markets. Our comprehensive capabilities simplify the process, allowing manufacturers to bring new and advanced products to market quickly and efficiently.
Additional testing – Customer specific tests for durability, function and handling that go beyond the national requirements.
Testing and measuring – Testing and measuring according to grow light specific parameters, such as PAR and PPF and testing according to industry standards.
Training and workshop services – Provide training as well as recommendations on light planning for indoor farming, possible shortcomings in lighting designs and support in identifying suitable light recipes for your target groups.
Why choose TÜV SÜD for horticulture lighting services?
TÜV SÜD has a strong reputation for independence and impartiality, providing customer goal-oriented testing that enhances confidence. As a leading provider of performance testing for electrical and lighting products, our strong global network of multidisciplinary expertise and laboratories is equipped with the latest first-class optical testing systems. TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our clients.
Your benefits at a glance
Minimise risk – by testing your lighting products with an independent third-party, which will verify your manufacturer’s claims.
Gain a competitive edge – by selecting lighting products of consistent quality, which deliver the optimum light combination to maximise plant growth success.
Benefit from our comprehensive knowledge – by utilising our full range of interdisciplinary testing services.
Achieve global support – by leveraging TÜV SÜD’s worldwide reach and expertise, regardless of where your business is based.