2021 New Trend in Horticultural Lighting Market--Professional Viewpoint and Solutions from Amphenol LTW

Amphenol LTW is a manufacturer in connectors for industrial automation and machine vision, horticultural lighting, LED lighting, display and fishing lighting, etc. LEDinside, a research institute of TrendForce, had the honor to interview Charles Wu, the manager of Amphenol’s global marketing department, who kindly shared his perspectives and analysis on the new trend in horticultural lighting market, and introduced the company’s solutions for LED horticultural lighting applications. 

Charles Wu, Manager of Amphenol’s Global Marketing Department

According to Wu, the boom in LED horticultural lighting market in 2020 is mainly driven by three factors.

Firstly, the technology of controlled-environment agriculture gets increasingly mature. Main manufacturers can more precisely use LED lighting source, various automation equipment and sensors.

Secondly, the fabrication cost of a complete luminaire reduces as the cost of lighting products largely goes down, including the unit price of red LED and medium- and high power LEDs.

Thirdly, the COVID-19 outbreak causes changes in the supply chain of traditional agriculture, which contributes to an increase in demand for indoor vertical farms.

Wu mentioned that food supply cost rises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The strong growth in horticultural lighting field in 2020 mainly refers to indoor vertical farms.

Despite high cost in building vertical farms at the early stage, the owner can select a place close to consumer market so as to promptly gratify their demand. As many cities implemented lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic this year, consumers are willing to buy fresh food at a higher price, especially in North Europe, Arab region and North America.

Certainly, the legitimation of recreational cannabis in 2019 has boosted market demand and production scale. In addition, horticultural lighting market has phased in advanced technologies in recent years, including smart and automation technologies, and lighting systems under remote and smart control, the adjustment of humiture and carbon dioxide content, and big data analysis, all together bringing agriculture to a new era. Thereby, Agtech is undoubtedly boasts long-term development potential.

Amphenol offers products for three kinds of horticultural lighting applications.

Firstly, it provides high-power LED driver (300W+Drive). Currently, horticultural lighting applications tend to use high-power LED driver to connect numerous luminaires. By now, Amphenol ‘s X-Lok and M series products have been successfully installed in not a few places.

Secondly, Amphenol ’s X-Lok and IPCS series can meet the requirements of safety and fast installment.

Thirdly, most sensors use M series products and Amphenol can provide a whole range of M series products.

Wu said that connectors mainly works to connect power supply and signals. Amphenol is able to supply diverse connectors with quick plugging and high power. Moreover, its products are UL, CUL, TUV and VDE certified, which is a requisite to enter the European and US markets.

(Image: Amphenol’s connectors have been successfully adopted by OSRAM Fluence)



Author Joanne / TrendForce


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