Lighting

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Developing a light spectrum – A balancing act

In an ocean of LED companies with conflicting claims, which one can be trusted for their horticultural lighting expertise? How can a grower understand which spectrum his/her…

Changing the definition of LED reliability in horticulture

With more and more players entering the horticultural lighting space, it is essential that you trust a major lighting company with this critical part of your farm. You’ll likely have plenty of companies—from new and unproven to trusted and acclaimed—vying for your attention, all promising the best and…

Full spectrum LED grow lights: The truth you need to know

Many LED lighting suppliers will say that full-spectrum LED grow lights are the best option for growing plants because they mimic the natural light from the sun. The argument goes: “Plants have grown under sunlight for millions of years. Why would we want to change what mother nature knows is best?”…

WUR LightLab to be accredited for light measurements

The Wageningen University & Research LightLab has unique measuring equipment to measure characteristics such as translucency, diffusion and spectrum of greenhouse cover materials and screens. Now, WUR LightLab is the first ISO17025 accredited lab to be permitted to carry out measurements under the…

Raising the (LED) bar: 3,6µmol / J

Dutch Lighting Innovations introduces the Diode High Output Toplight as an extension to the already existing LED grow light series. "The new generation of high output LED Toplight Fixtures from DLI delivers performance with a low power consumption of 518W and a light output of 1850 µmol. This results in…

What type of lighting is right for my indoor grow?

When it comes to fueling plant growth, lighting is one of the main ingredients of a maximum yield recipe. Figuring out if you want full natural sunlight only, a mixture of…

The risks of too much light on cannabis

Too much of anything can be a problem. Light is no exception, and a thoughtful grower needs to be strategic about the placement and strength of light sources in a greenhouse environment. Let's examine over-lighting and consider available remedies. Too Much LightPlants exhibit several vital signs when…

Dr. Mattia Accorsi, Senior Light Biologist with C-LED

"Light has a huge influence on the synthesis of certain molecules"

Before reaching a point where standards are commonly accepted, any industry had to go through a learning process which ultimately solidifies their status as a profitable market sector. However, the cannabis industry seemed to have a special status. As soon as countries started regulating it, the hype was…

The numbers game of growing cannabis at scale

The greenhouse method is generally preferred for cannabis growing because, let’s face it, sunlight is free. Cannabis is a demanding crop with high light needs. Growers can’t afford to lose on yields, but it is also important to know how much yield will be gained by adding supplemental light. Let’s look…

Is UV light important for cannabis?

UVA light has been shown to increase secondary metabolite activity in many plants, and this is also the case with cannabis. The most important secondary metabolites from a cannabis grower’s perspective are cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, as well as terpenes which give cannabis its distinctive aroma.…

BLV launches Horturion intense HPS 1150 W lamp at HortiContact

"We want to maximize the benefits of traditional HPS lamps"

The Dutch HortiContact show will be bright! BLV is presenting their latest HPS lamp during the three-day event. According to the company, the new Horturion HPS intense 1,150 W offers 12 percent more light, which should give growers substantially higher yields. With the new lamp, BLV wants to show that…

Oreon launches new 1000W water-cooled fixture

"Size matters in the horticultural industry"

Size matters. That’s what they are assured of at Oreon and something they’ve taken to heart in their history of developing water-cooled LED fixtures. Yesterday they showed again the importance of size - and power and efficiency - by presenting their new fixture Monarch. It was launched by a 3 meter tall…

Guidelines for choosing the most efficient lamp for your production

Nowadays with continuously increasing energy prices, an efficient way of energy utilization is becoming a major issue in order to run a profitable business and tackle climate changes. Approximately 60-80% of the total electricity cost and 30-40% of the total cost can depend on lighting sources in modern…

Oreon launches 1000W LED fixture for greenhouse horticulture

Oreon presents its new fixture at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany. Oreon’s Dutch Powerhouse, called Monarch, produces a light output of up to 3100 μMol/s, with an efficiency of 3.1 μMol/J. 'Efficient in many ways'All Oreon’s Dutch Powerhouses operate with a water-cooling technique. This enables the…

Philips GreenPower Xtra 1150W system

"12% more light output and therefore more yield"

Signify will introduce the Philips GreenPower Xtra 1150W system with 12% more growth light and therefore more fruit yield and more yield per m². The product, combined with the Philips Green Vision 1150W electronics, meets market demand for hybrid solutions, combining LED with traditional HPS exposure…


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