Citizen Electronics announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Valoya, a Finnish LED grow light technology developer. With the partnership, Citizen Electronics will apply Valoya's spectrum technology know-how in order to strengthen its COB (chip on board) LED products intended for the horticulture industry.
Valoya has launched its patent licensing program in June this year. The patent portfolio accounts Valoya's inventions in the field of light spectra for plant cultivation and lighting applications.
“Access to the Valoya license program not only gives us a solid IP base, but also extends Valoya's experience, research and know-how to our COB products and our customers. Our higher power [300 Watt] COBs provide a wide spectrum light, in a very small package. It is a superior solution for greenhouses and other horticultural applications where high power light is needed", comments Mr. Kanetaka Sekiguchi, CEO of Citizen Electronics.
Valoya and Citizen Electronics are happy with this partnership and are both looking forward to further contribution to support the development of the global horticulture industry.