HortiLED INTER wins GIO Gold Award

Beamsville, October 2016 – HortiLED INTER wins prestigious GIO Gold Award

HortiLED INTER Recognized for Excellence in Product Design

P.L. Light System’s new HortiLED INTER luminaire has been awarded the prestigious GIO Gold designation at this year’s Good Industrial Design Awards (GIO) which recognizes excellence in industrial design.

“For us, this award is a wonderful recognition of our organization’s culture of innovation,” said Todd Phillips, Managing Director of P.L. Light Systems. “We try to incorporate this philosophy of innovation in every aspect of the business. The goal with every new product we develop, is that it delivers optimal lighting performance and maximized yields for growers.”

With its highly unique design, the HortiLED INTER delivers up to 125 μmol/m2/s uniformly to the top surface of the leaves, even at the lowest levels of the canopy–while delivering system efficacies as high as 2.63 μmol/J. The narrow-profile modules are also designed to provide optimal heat management–enabling close-to-canopy mounting without any burning. The HortiLED INTER can be used as standalone system or in combination with one of PL Light System’s top lighting solutions–providing unparalleled flexibility and optimum lighting control throughout the growing season.

Products submitted for the GIO awards are judged by an independent jury on several criteria, including functionality, ergonomics, design, originality and materials.

“This Gold Award is a fantastic accolade for our design engineering team who truly thought of everything on this product,” explains Lisa Jansen van Rensburg, Marketing Manager at PL Light Systems. “The HortiLED INTER features a narrow-profile design that minimizes the interception of light—but is still robust enough to withstand the harsh conditions of a greenhouse; a unique high-performance optical design; and an external field-replaceable driver box for easy maintenance.”

The HortiLED INTER is one of the new family of LED products that also includes the HortiLED TOP and HortiLED MULTI. For further details, contact your local PL Light Systems Lighting Solutions Specialist, or Lisa Jansen van Rensburg, Marketing Manager, at 1.800.263.0213 or lisajvr@pllight.com.

About PL Light Systems
As a recognized leader in the research and development of horticultural lighting products and technologies for more than 40 years, PL Light Systems (in collaboration with parent company, Hortilux Schréder) has built a solid reputation for delivering the very best horticultural lighting systems for indoor growing applications.

For each lighting solution, they provide a comprehensive light plan to ensure optimized crop growth through adequate light penetration and uniformity to the crop. In collaboration with their parent company, Hortilux Schréder, they are heavily invested in ongoing research, new developments and improvements to their lighting solutions in order to remain at the forefront of innovation and technology in the horticultural lighting sector.

About the GIO Awards
The Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (GIO; Good Industrial Design) recognition is an initiative of the independent Designlink foundation which is supported by a range of representative professional and sector organisations, knowledge and education institutes and intermediaries. All the products that have been awarded GIO recognition will be on public display at the GIO show in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week (22-30 October, 2016).

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