Fluence announced the success of its partnership with Oakfruitland, a California-based cannabis cultivator. According to the company, Fluence lighting has outperformed competitor LEDs used by Oakfruitland, leading to a 5% increase in Oakfruitland's yield, a 5% reduction in energy usage (despite higher overall light levels), and a 50% improvement in installation efficiency, especially on Pipp Horticulture racks.
Founded in Oakland, California, in 2019, Oakfruitland is a family-owned cannabis company that grows premium cannabis at scale. Since its founding, the company has made significant investments in its cultivation strategy and quality control processes, including regularly trialing and evaluating new technology partners to ensure each growing component is fully optimized. Fluence's high-quality LED fixtures have outperformed other major suppliers throughout multiple evaluations.
"We are on a mission to bring high-quality, affordable products and service to customers throughout California as we expand our footprint," said Linzi Liu, CEO of Oakfruitland. "We rigorously test and invest in cutting-edge products like Fluence's lighting technology to ensure we're constantly improving our ability to deliver the best possible product to our consumers."
Oakfruitland leverages Fluence's SPYDR 2x, 2i, and 2h fixtures, which are designed to help cultivators optimize their grow space for maximum yield while producing ideal crop quality. In tandem with a top-of-the-line HVAC system and dialed-in environmental controls, Fluence's high-intensity 2h fixtures illuminate Oakfruitland's highest-performing grow room, which the company refers to as its "gold standard." The company also deploys Fluence's Wireless Flex Dimming and SHYFT Light Scheduler in its facility, which integrates with Oakfruitland's existing monitoring technology to provide more control over every step of the cultivation process.
"Our partnership with Oakfruitland showcases what hundreds of leading growers have experienced: Fluence products are built to meet and exceed cultivation goals harvest after harvest," said Steve Graves, senior vice president of strategy and product at Fluence. "Ambitious, tech-forward cultivators choose to work with Fluence because they know they can rely on our superior technology and in-house team of horticulture experts to optimize their growth and deliver unbeatable products to their customers."
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