Light for indoor farming

1st November 2023
Sheryl Miles

Würth Elektronik and Agile Solutions will be exhibiting together at Stand 24 in Hall E34 at the Hanover Trade Fair from 12—18 November 2023.

The booth is part of the ‘Inhouse Farming – Feed & Food Show’ at Agritechnica 2023, where the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components and the development service provider will present the result of their cooperation, a multichannel luminaire with Würth Elektronik's Horticulture LEDs, used in an algae reactor. Würth Elektronik is also contributing a presentation to the programme of the leading German agricultural technology trade fair.

Würth Elektronik not only offers LEDs specially designed for the requirements of plant lighting, but also gives research into the control of plant growth via light recipes.

On the motivation for getting involved in this area, Alexander Gerfer, CTO at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG says: "Vertical farming with horticulture LEDs makes a significant contribution to producing food sustainably and locally. It should be seen as part of the solution when it comes to feeding the world's growing population in the future. It complements traditional agriculture in a meaningful way, providing increased yields and a secure food supply."

"Different wavelengths of light elicit different responses in plants. The possibilities for influencing nutrient content, for example, are fascinating. We are involved in researching these relationships and are happy to share our findings with developers of in-house farming solutions," adds Johann Waldherr, Electronic Power and Lighting Solutions Business Development Manager at Würth Elektronik eiSos.

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