Leibniz Institute
of Plant Biochemistry

Light is one of the most important signals for plants and their development. It provides essential information about the habitat and fuels photosynthesis by transforming light into chemical energy. Light and its properties play a critical role in seed germination, secondary metabolite synthesis, de-etiolation, directional growth, organelle movement, flowering, and senescence that are mediated by various cellular responses such as gene expression, protein modification etc.

The Bilberry company in cooperation with the Institute of Plant Biochemistry Leibniz (IPB) in Halle has developed and implemented innovative lighting with a variable spectrum. Bilberry’s new fixture enables adjustment of the light spectrum. Due to this feature, it is possible to manipulate the plant growth in order to understand the metabolism and physiology of plants such as e.g tomatoes.

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VARIO luminaires
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Energy savings compared to HPS
VARIO luminaires were tested in one of the research rooms of the Institute. The results of the research on a variable spectrum allowed for the selection of the most effective one in the plant development process. Subsequent implementations for the Institute involved the installation of lamps with a constant spectrum and higher power.

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from the VARIO series

Light is an essential element influencing living organisms. It affects human well-being, the proper development of plants, as well as the division among bacteria and other microorganisms. Photobiology is a branch of science about which little is still known, which is why the VARIO research fixture was created. The ability to shape the spectrum in the range from 280 nm (UV) to 855 nm (IR) allows you to modify morphological features and control metabolic reactions in plants and microorganisms.

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