Application Areas



LEDs provide many benefits to the grow-light and horticultural lighting industry. Unlike traditional lighting fixtures, they can be customized to encourage chlorophyll absorption and promote healthy growing, consume far less energy, and cast less heat making it easier to control growing environments. Quantum Dots expand upon these benefits and allow for precise tuning to further enhance chlorophyll absorption peaks for a variety of plants. This ensures healthier, higher-yielding plants that are more resistant and have increased shelf life post-harvest. Furthermore, using only the most efficient blue LEDs to excite the QDs has the added benefits of lower power consumption

Applications include:

  • Horticulture
  • Urban farming
  • Supplementary lighting
  • Plant propagation
  • Aquatic plants
  • Turfgrass growth and maintenance

Deep-Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Films

Our Deep-Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film is the first quantum dot film released specifically for plant growth applications. The film, when combined with blue and/or near-UV LEDs, provides the optimal spectra to encourage maximum chlorophyll absorption and promote healthy growing. It can minimise energy consumption and casts less heat than HPS bulbs and traditional LED units making it easy to control growing environments. Nanoco’s sales and engineering teams are available to discuss customized solutions based on your needs.

Growlight Value Proposition