Lighting

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Exploring the science behind LED light technology

There are many aspects to take into consideration when it comes to growing medicinal-grade cannabis. The medical cannabis industry is a very high-tech sector of agriculture. One of the main reasons is the influence of the pharmaceutical over this: growers are not only growing a plant, but they are…

Adjusting light spectrum to optimize the use of indoor growing spaces

For medicinal cannabis producers, the ability to produce consistent yields and specific cannabinoid profiles is most reliably done in an indoor growing environment, which could result in up to six harvests per year. Just these facts alone make indoor grows 15–30 times more productive than outdoor…

Good results for new horticulture light technology

Ceravision Limited, inventor of a new scientific approach to horticulture lighting, announced the results of trials undertaken over the last six months with a group of…

US (CA): Cannabis regulations bring heated debate

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors began reviewing two ordinances and a fee study pertaining to commercial cannabis cultivation in special meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fee study was to support the formation of a cannabis control department, and the two ordinances were cultivation…

LED platform for vertical farming provides 1820 PPF output and FarmVision AI

Illumitex announces NeoPAR XO, a major upgrade to their grow proven NeoPAR LED lighting system designed for vertical agricultural systems. The new NeoPAR XO brings the benefits of Illumitex’s horticulturist-curated artificial-intelligent machine-learning FarmVisionAI to the difficult task of vertical…

Terrapin reaps yield benefits of under canopy lighting

As the cannabis industry matures, wholesale prices are in decline. To maintain profitability, growers are experiencing new pressures to reduce the cost of production. A novel patent-pending lighting solution from Thrive Agritech has been launched to help growers achieve this goal. Getting light to…

US (NV): Exclusive lighting partner selected for Las Vegas based grower

Fohse has been selected by Las Vegas-based cannabis cultivator Green Life Productions to be its official grow lighting partner. "For several years, GLP has been testing LED…

How to create your ideal light environment

There are three characteristics of light you should consider when designing the ideal light environment for your crops: light quality, light quantity and light duration. Once you understand how these characteristics work together, you can optimize your lighting environment to grow healthy, uniform crops,…

Trial results of new horticulture light technology

Ceravision has announced the results of trials undertaken over the last six months with a group of leading horticulture businesses. "Results from independently conducted trials with Bridge Farm Group on licenced industrial hemp have demonstrated an increase in yield and potency of 40% compared to other…

How to improve controlled environment crop production with LED lighting

The development of new lighting technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can increase the capability to provide ideal light conditions to crops. This makes it possible to improve crop performance and product quality. Each crop has a particular response to light quality. By providing a particular…

Lighting control platform enables dimming on demand

Candidus is a startup company in Athens, GA, USA, that focuses on smart lighting control systems for the greenhouse industry. Their mission is to reduce the cost of supplemental lighting for greenhouse growers by implementing an adaptive lighting control system. Candidus was co-founded by Drs. Erico…

P.L. Light Systems introduces NXT-LP Ceramic Metal Halide Luminaire

"The next best thing to sunlight"

The 315W NXT-LP CMH luminaire is the latest complement to the P.L. Light Systems product family. This professional-grade luminaire delivers optimal lighting performance both as a standalone technology or when used to supplement existing lighting applications, according to the manufacturer. The luminaire’s…

How do you achieve the ideal light recipe?

The honest answer is that the ideal light recipe is still too expensive. The ideal would be a dynamic recipe that is different at the end of the day to how it was at the start. There are light sources available in which the light spectrum can be adjusted, but at present, they are mainly used in research…


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