BIOS to Showcase New Icarus Vi Low Profile LED Grow Lights for Vertical Farming

BIOS Icarus Vi provides the highest Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) photon efficacy in an industrial grade vertical farming fixture for higher plant quality and yields. BIOS LED fixtures with broad “white” spectrum (not purple) deliver up to 70% greater PAR photon efficacy and 50% overall system efficiency than 1000W HID. Broad white spectrum provides a more visually appealing and biologically superior light than outdated purple LED light fixtures, and allows for more precise visual assessment of crop status within indoor grow operations.

Icarus Vi fixtures can be powered through an optional remote powering system based on VoltServer’s groundbreaking Digital Electricity(TM) over Class II wiring. The units can be powered from a climate-controlled server room using optical fiber cables or off-the-shelf CAT 5e wiring. This approach can significantly reduce equipment and labor costs, slash energy costs associated, lower grow house temperatures-all while consuming 40% less energy needed to produce an equivalent amount of delivered PAR than 1000W HPS.

“BIOS’ new low profile fixtures can be remotely powered, easily lifted and rack mounted, and safely deployed without risk to people or plants-all with biological benefits that result in superior plant quality, higher yields, and increased cost savings,” said Sean Tegart, President and CEO of BIOS. “When paired with the optional VoltServer remote powering system using off-the-shelf CAT 5e wiring, BIOS Icarus Vi represents a ‘next-generation purple light killer’ that sets a new standard for industrial grade LED lighting.”

Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. Through groundbreaking research and continuous technology development, BIOS LED lighting solutions are designed to improve the health and well-being of people, plants and animals, while reducing energy use and creating a more sustainable planet. By integrating years of biological and horticultural expertise with science first developed at NASA for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems as well as the International Space Station, and the latest advancements in LED lighting and controls, BIOS creates lighting technologies that deliver unparalleled biological and horticultural results. The BIOS Lighting team has a collective experience of more than 50 years in lighting specific research and development, and are listed on more than 30 LED lighting technology patents. Located in the “Space Coast” area of FL, its Melbourne headquarters are located just south of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where BIOS continues to draw-on and participate in the massive infrastructure built to support NASA’s ongoing research programs. More information is available at