• Wavelength conversion

  • Selective Color filtering

  • Light diffusion

  • Waveguides

LIGHT CASCADE®  technology was initially developed by the French LPRL research laboratory

30 years of work have made it possible to evaluate a large number of luminescent formulations for agricultural or photovoltaic applications
Depending on the application, the technology can be customized to convert the wavelengths of light from UV and visible light up to the near infrared or even further.

CASCADE develops luminescent formulations composed of optically active substances which interact with light to create a “light cascade” effect. These formulations are integrated into a host material in order to provide desired optical performance for the end use, including agricultural and photovoltaic applications.

CASCADE proprietary additives make it possible to convert the incident radiation of natural sunlight, or of any artificial light, selectively to wavelengths most interesting to light receptors of plants, solar cells, algae, the human eye, etc.

CASCADE participated to scientific publications to highlight scientific results obtained thanks to LIGHT CASCADE® Technology. It is essential for CASCADE to share scientific knowledge, in collaboration with Universities and agronomic experimental centres as research allows perpetual new knowledge. Please find here an overview of our scientific publications:  

- in Agronomy: 6 publications: visit our page

- in Materials: 1 publication: visit our page

CASCADE develops optically active or  luminescent formulations

The LitePlus® photoactive additives transform the quality of light
LIGHT CASCADE® technology main features are

  •  Wavelengths conversion of the light spectrum: photoconversion

    Using light cascades effects, the light absorbed by a material can be converted into an emission spectrum customized to the reception range of the photoreceptor, thereby optimizing performance for a given application.
  • Selective filtering of wavelengths

    The technology can be used to minimize light energy of harmful or not useful wavelengths.
  • Light Diffusion

    An incident light beam can be transformed into multi-directional light for improved energy distribution.
  • Waveguide

    The technology can concentrate light in selected areas.

Light can be optimized for multiple applications

The CASCADE team works with a network of academic and industrial specialists to constantly adapt and improve the technology
The technology is suitable for many types of materials: plastics, paints, glass, etc.

In general, LIGHT CASCADE® technology can be integrated within many types of host materials to optimize the properties of light beam and adapt it the need of particular applications such as agriculture, algae production, photovoltaic energy, lighting, etc.

LIGHT CASCADE® technology has first been marketed in 2019 to the agricultural greenhouse market.

Beyond agricultural greenhouse films, other applications such as glass greenhouses, algae growth, fluorescent paint, print marking, photovoltaic energy and LED lighting will be addressed.

Numerous other uses will surely develop.