Gavita Holland and Transcend Lighting are partnering up to launch a portfolio of LED lighting products for the horticulture market. Gavita is developing and building retrofit T5 LED lamps in custom spectrums based on Transcend’s light engine and phosphor technology. As a global leader in HPS lighting for horticulture, this announcement signals Gavita’s move into LEDs. “Clearly, LEDs are playing an increasingly important role in the grow light market, and our partnership with Transcend Lighting will enable us to take a leadership position,” says Scott Bogner, director of engineering at Gavita Holland. “This is not our first LED product—we already have been producing LED solutions for our aquatics division,” he adds. “We’re now ready to replicate those successes in horticulture.” Transcend Lighting CEO Brian Bennett adds, “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Gavita. The combination of our technology with their expertise in product development and global market reach is a powerful force.” The LED product line is expected to be released in the coming months.