Boulderlamp MoonWalker LED grow light is good for plants but bad for bugs and germs
More yields with less energy, keeps bugs away, and kills germs meaning a healthy and clean environment for plants and workers tending the plants.
Patented technology, MoonWalker SB1 cycling beam is made of 405 nm purple, 395 nm UVA, and full-spectrum white light. Unlike UVB and UVC, 405 nm and 395 nm lights are safe for human exposure.
MoonWalker SB1 can deliver a combined LED power of up to 920W. The LED power for the cycling beam portion is 200W. At about 1 foot above canopy the light level is up to 2,000 PPFD (µMol/m2/S).
MoonWalker cycling beam is very intense and cycles between light bars or fixtures periodically and since this beam is not stationary, full sun-like intensity does not burn or harm the top of the canopy while reaching middle, bottom, and side of canopy with sufficiently high intensity resulting, a) increased photosynthesis activities meaning more crop yield, and b) the antimicrobial component of the light beam continuously disinfecting the air and grow room surfaces, and creating a hostile environment for spider mite, molds, E. coli, and other bugs and pathogens within the canopy.
The following are only a few examples but these research papers and journal articles sufficiently validates antimicrobial properties of 405nm and its applications:
(*1) “405-nm LED treatment could be used to effectively prevent and/or control with L. monocytogenes contamination along the entire food-processing chain, from production to consumption”. This was published in Frontier of Microbiology in August 2019.
(*2) LEDs Magazine, May 2021,“Antimicrobial visible LED light is confirmed to deactivate viruses including SARS-CoV-2 Multiple laboratory trials have documented that violet radiation around 405 nm can over time deactivate viruses, including the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic”.
(*3) Photonics September 2021 issue, “visible light with a wavelength of about 405 nm exhibits an antimicrobial effect on bacteria and fungi (1)”. It concluded, “405 nm irradiation is capable of coronavirus inactivation”.
(*4) “Application of systems using 405-nm LEDs for continuous disinfection of the clinical environment, and also for potential treatment of contaminated wounds”, National Library of Medicine, March 2017.
(*5) “Visible 405 nm Violet-Blue Light Successfully Inactivates HIV-1 in Human Plasma”, National Library of Medicine, July 2022.
(*6) Published in the Journal of KIAEBS, “enough irradiation of 405 nm LED in apartment can sterilize mold and can be innocuous method for controlling pollutant”.
(*7) “Field Evaluation of Different Wavelengths Light-Emitting Diodes as Attractants for Adult Aleurodicus disperses….violet light of 405 nm exhibited the maximum capture of greenhouse whitefly”, National Library of Medicine, July 2014.
(*8) “405nm Lighting Prevents Spread of Infection in High School. Chelsea High School Adds 405nm Lights to expansion project to benefit student and occupant health”, Daily eNews- Facilitiesnet, January 2023
Web links for above publications are as follows:
(*1) Frontiers | Effects of 405-nm LED Treatment on the Resistance of Listeria monocytogenes to Subsequent Environmental Stresses (frontiersin.org)