LED interfaces from MaNima Technologies are suitable for many purposes, including the horticulture sector. We develop industrial LED solutions for both large-scale (production, such as vertical greenhouses or controlled environment agriculture also called CEA) and small-scale horticulture (research). 

The developed hardware and software can be integrated into (existing) systems/ machines by our engineers.

Important parameters such as output intensity, timetables, data logging and PWM frequencies can be easily configured using the MaNima Configurator, MaNima Cloud environment and UDP commands.

The MaNima Pollux Industry, designed by MaNima Technologies has a wide range of inputs and outputs, such as digital contacts, Ethernet, Industrial Network Protocols.

 For more information about the MaNima System click here.

The correct selection using PAR, PPF and PPFD
The needs of plants or crops must be matched as closely as possible to the light within the PAR range (photosynthetic active radiation), while balancing this against costs and efficiency.

A PAR measurement determines how much PAR light a lamp emits. Knowing where the measurement is being taken relative to the light will give you an idea of the intensity. All our LED engines and fixtures have accurate graphs with PAR measurements at various points and different heights.

PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) is expressed in μMol/s and indicates how much of the light produced by the lighting system can be used by the plants for photosynthesis.

PPFD (photosynthetic photon flux density) is measured in micromoles per square meter per second (µMol/m²/s), determining how many PAR photons land on a given area.

The PPF and PPFD are important specifications for selecting the correct fixture. This data is stated in the datasheets of our LED engines/ fixtures. To know more about PAR, PPF and PPFD read our blog.

Example of a measurement of a LED engine 640nm:

Features LuxaLight LED engines
The technical properties of a LED engine are determined on the basis of the application:

  • Wavelength
  • Heat management
  • Lumen/ radiance per m² (lux / radiance)
  • Opening angle
  • Distance from LED engine to object/ surface
  • Dimensions object/ surface
  • (Maximum) mechanical dimensions
  • Impact resistance (IK value)
  • Waterproofness (IP value)

LuxaLight has the technical knowledge in the field of software and hardware engineering that makes it possible to develop a custom-made LED solution when a standard product is not sufficient.

Wavelengths in our product portfolio:

A LED engine often has to meet certain mechanical requirements. By selecting the right mechanical requirements, a suitable housing can be selected. Mechanical requirements are often taken into account such as:

  • Heat management
  • Material
  • Impact resistance (IK value)
  • Waterproofness (IP value)
  • (Maximum) mechanical dimensions
  • Mounting options


Modular and custom-made LED solutions
For LED solutions in the horticulture, we have industrial LED fixtures in the standard product portfolio. An industrial LED fixture offers the following benefits:

  • Variable dimensions possible
  • Homogeneous light image by means of lens hood/ LED moulding
  • LED moulding compatible
  • Various opening angles possible due to optical lenses
  • Various mounting options
  • Possibility of multiple wavelengths in one fixture
  • Economically beneficial due to modular construction

If the standard products do not meet the technical specifications, a custom-made solution is of course also possible.

Casting LED engines
In order to meet the technical requirements of the LED application, sometimes a choice has to be made for casting the housing. The casting is done with a casting resin suitable for the application. The composition of the casting resin is determined by the application. Click here for more information about LED moulding.

For appropriate advice, it is always possible to contact us without obligation.