Nevada Patent of the Month – November 2023

Fohse, Inc., manufacturer of high-performance LED grow lights designed for cannabis cultivation, is reshaping the horticulture lighting landscape. Their cutting-edge systems promise more efficient, higher-output lighting solutions for greenhouses, allowing for impressive crop growth while maintaining efficacy and reliability. Traditional LED horticulture lights faced challenges in delivering optimal growth due to inefficient, scattered light and excessive heat. Their recently patented LED luminaire thermal management system aims to address these challenges.

Their thermal management system comprises sophisticated components like heat sinks, heat-dissipating pipes, a programmable driver, temperature measuring elements, and variable speed air-cooling elements. By strategically deploying a configuration where the heat-dissipating pipes extend throughout the base plate and the upper distal portions of the fins, they ensure effective heat dissipation. Additionally, the intelligent programmable driver allows for precision control over the luminaire’s performance.

One remarkable aspect of Fohse’s invention is its ability to manage thermal conditions based on temperature feedback. The system dynamically adjusts the fan speed according to the sensed temperature, ensuring that the LED elements operate at optimal temperatures for enhanced efficiency and longevity. In cases of air-cooling element malfunction, the system intelligently regulates power output, protecting the LEDs from damage due to overheating.

This breakthrough in LED luminaire technology not only promises to boost crop growth in greenhouses but also offers energy savings and reduced environmental impact. With a smaller form factor, higher light output, and efficient thermal management, these luminaires represent a step forward in the evolution of horticulture lighting.

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