Specialist lighting solutions for horticulture and sports facilities

BLV is an independent brand of the Ushio Group, produced and distributed under the umbrella of Ushio Germany GmbH since 1 February 2021.

BLV has been an established name in the field of horticulture and sports facility lighting and enjoys a worldwide reputation. The BLV HORTURION® and BLV STATURION® lamp series have been manufactured exclusively at the company’s site in Steinhöring, Germany, as well as at the own, ultra-modern production facility at its sister company Ushio Poland, which was inaugurated in 2017.

However, the BLV brand does not only stand for high-quality lamps. Close customer contact, scenario comparisons, light calculations, support with yield plans, project installations and sustainable after-sales support are all part of the service portfolio.

Besides the development, production and sales sites in Germany and Poland, the BLV brand is distributed via an office in Oude Meer, the Netherlands, and a global sales force.

In-house research & development center

Merging science and technology

Our in-house engineering facilities are located at our company site in Steinhöring, near Munich. They are equipped with the latest technology and sophisticated devices for precise measurement and testing. This is where the first prototypes of the now world-famous BLV HORTURION® series were manufactured more than a decade ago. To this day, the laboratories offer ideal conditions for innovations and world premieres like the first 1150 W / 2400 μmol/s HPS lamp, which was launched in 2020.

Ushio Germany GmbH, research and development center

For a long period of time the output of a 1000 W HPS lamp was restricted below 2000 μmol/s. The reason for the restriction was the gas pressure inside the burner and the technology used to ignite the lamp.
Our engineers optimised the gas pressure and developed a novel ignition technology, called BLV HORTURION® triple capacitor. This opened the way for a new lamp generation making the BLV HORTURION® HPS one of the most efficient and most stable HPS lamps currently available.

Test installation with Ulbricht sphere

New production plant at Ushio Poland

Investing in the future

Our new production facility, inaugurated in 2017, has considerable capacity with a total area of almost 6000 m². At full capacity, 1 million lamps for professional greenhouse lighting can be manufactured here per year.

Production plant at Ushio Poland

With this capacity we are not only a trustable partner for lamps of highest quality, but are also able to reliably produce and deliver orders with very high quantities for large-scale projects.

With joined forces of German engineering and European manufacturing, we are a trusted label providing our clients with products of high quality, proven efficiency and convincing lifetime helping them grow both, their crops and their business!

Code of conduct

Code of conduct Ushio Germany GmbH

This code of conduct commits Ushio Germany GmbH (“Ushio”), including all employees and managers, to all these standards and ethics. These standards and ethics make sure that the working conditions within Ushio are safe, employees are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. Besides the standards and ethics the business of Ushio, in all of its activities, operates in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries.

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