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US (CO): Initial test results of LED lighting in commercial facility show promise for low voltage cannabis cultivation

Pure Harvest Corporate's portfolio company, DC Energy Group has completed multiple successful harvests in the initial testing of its LED light fixtures for cannabis cultivation in state-licensed facilities located in Denver, Colorado. "The reported results have been favorable in each harvest to date, and…

US (NY): Thrive Agritech releases new 600W Pinnacle LED grow light

Thrive Agritech has released the new Pinnacle LED grow light. "Energy-efficient LED technology allows the 600W Pinnacle light to effectively replace the best 1,000W double-ended high-pressure sodium lights commonly found in greenhouses and high-intensity indoor cannabis operations," Thrive Agritech team…

P.L. light systems celebrates 40-years in business

"Our dedication to provide lighting solutions and support has never changed"

P.L. Light Systems has reached an exciting milestone, as the company celebrates 40 years of delivering professional grow light systems to the horticultural industry. The company distributes products across Canada, the USA and South America from its manufacturing facility in Beamsville, Ontario,…

Heliospectra

LED rebates, incentives and cost savings

Across North America, governments and utilities are offering generous rebates and incentives to growers who implement energy-efficient LEDs. But time is of the essence. As LEDs become the new normal for horticulture, there will be fewer reasons to provide incentives to switch. LEDs are receiving wide…

GE Current

Current partners with Wageningen for new interlighting study

GE Current, a Daintree company, today extended its global horticulture lighting research initiative, launching a new partnership with Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. The new study, led by WUR’s Prof. Dr. Leo Marcelis, will focus on determining the value and uses of…

What are the effects of light spectra on cannabinoid profile and plant development?

Lighting is one of the major elements of any indoor or greenhouse cannabis cultivation. Research has been done to further understand how light can drive the development of specific properties of cannabis plants, as this is critically relevant for growers who need plants to develop more in certain ways.…

playing with far-red light improves yield

"Eventually all lighting will be dynamic"

"How much far-red light plants need, changes during the season and even during the day," says Koen of MechaTronix. Lighting with an adjustable partial spectrum allows for this kind of control: the standard spectrum remains the same and the intensity of red and far-red light can be adjusted. "You only…

Producing 75,000 kg of dried cannabis annually in a greenhouse

Pure Sunfarms is one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of cannabis. Cultivating in Delta 3, a 1.1 million square foot high-tech greenhouse in East Ladner, British Columbia (BC), they have capacity to produce 75,000kg of dried cannabis annually.  The company was established in 2017 as a joint venture between…

Fluence Bioengineering

US (MA): Solar Therapeutics drives sustainability efforts with LEDs, secures more than $1M in rebates

Fluence by OSRAM and Solar Therapeutics' collaborative LED implementation yielded more than $1 million in total rebates from National Grid, Solar’s local utility provider. Located in Somerset, Massachusetts, Solar operates a 67,000-square-foot cultivation facility and dispensary supplying medical and…

TSRgrow introduces Lighting as a Platform

TSRgrow has announced Lighting as a Platform (LaaP), a technology that delivers results to indoor growers, while reducing up-front and long-term operating costs. "Lighting as a Platform (LaaP) brings together TSRgrow's solutions for commercial horticulture growing into one digital platform: Centralized…

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at the strawberries and zapping powdery mildew right out of the leaves and fruit. That’s the idea…

Patrick Ménard, Sollum Technologies, on SUN as a Service™:

"We see a light recipe as a movie"

As horticultural lighting becomes more precise and efficient, so too are the control systems that manage it. A prime example is Sollum’s SUN as a Service™ application, which allows growers to modulate light recipes in real time by analysing ambient light and adjusting the fixtures’ output to meet…

New LED solution launched by LED provider

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, an independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and commercial horticultural products, unveiled Photobio TX and Photobio T linear top lights— the newest additions to the Phantom Photobio series of next generation LED tech solutions. The high-performance…

About PAR, PPF, and PPFD

If you have been researching LED horticulture lighting systems for your plant growth facility, you have likely been bombarded with a variety of metrics that lighting manufacturers use to market their products. Some terms and acronyms you are likely to see include: watts, lumens, LUX, foot candles, PAR, PPF, PPFD, and photon…

How do different spectrum colors affect cannabis growth?

Different spectrum colors serve different purposes in the growth and development of the cannabis plant. Light, which is one of the most crucial factors in cannabis cultivation, comes in different colors. How does one know which spectrum to choose? Do we know how specific wavelengths shape our plants or…

UK agtech lighting specialist grows with three new appointments

Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech specialists, has further strengthened its team by appointing three new members of staff to drive the delivery of the company’s ambitious growth plans.  The expansion is in response to meet increasing UK demand for the Derby-based firm’s ground-breaking…


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