LED lighting sustains growth in industrial hemp

According to Canopy Growth's calculations, the global industrial hemp market size exceeds 300 billion U.S. dollars. In 2020, the legal marijuana market in the United States reached nearly 18 billion U.S. dollars (the world's largest market). By 2030, the market space is expected to reach 100 billion U.S.…

RAYN Growing Systems introduces a new horticultural bar lighting solution

RAYN Growing Systems, a lighting and control equipment manufacturer for horticultural environments, introduces new Lyda luminaires. This cost-effective bar lighting solution delivers the latest in LED technology to greenhouses and research facilities. Depending on a facility's spectral requirements, Lyda…

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The value of the DLC QPL

Does DLC certification really matter when you’re choosing a lighting system?

A new lighting system is a big investment, so growers understandably want to ensure the luminaires they choose are going to deliver the best possible performance and ROI, both in the immediate- and the long-term. With so many lighting manufacturers—all touting their products as the best performing LED…

Mark Honeycutt, AB Lighting:

“Third-party testing would prevent growers’ disappointment with the quality of their lights”

“There are no industry-wide standards for grow lights, and there is no official way to measure them. As a result, a supplier could put misinformation on their spec sheets, whether intentionally or accidentally. With third-party testing being done very minimally, there is a lot of disappointment among…

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Could quantum dots reduce the cost of indoor farming?

Plants need light to grow, and when sunlight isn’t enough (like on Mars or in many indoor farms and greenhouses across the world), farmers’ only option is to use electric light fixtures, “grow lights”. Some indoor or greenhouse farmers use a mix of grow lights and sunlight, like in greenhouses that are…

Using programmable spectrum LEDs to influence the cannabis plant

Momentum Conglomerate lends their expertise to cultivation facilities, helping them provide relief to patients who seek cannabis to overcome illnesses and injuries. Thanks to the passion and experience of Benjamin Selma and his team, patients are given a gift many tend to overlook; the ability to rest.…

DLC announces updated qualified products lists logos

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) rolled out a set of updated logos designed for use with products approved for the DLC’s Solid-State Lighting (SSL) and Networked Lighting Controls (NLC), Horticultural Lighting and LUNA qualified products lists (QPL). “As we continually strive to keep the DLC’s QPL…

From wireless payments to wireless lighting

Imagine: an employee who is scouting, walking through a bright purple greenhouse. But everywhere he goes, the light turns white so that he can look around easily. Once he leaves, the lights return to the optimum spectrum for plant growth. Chess Wise, which develops wireless lighting control systems, is…

DLI-carry-over: Let the sunshine save you money

Supplemental lighting in greenhouses is expensive but often needed for reliable and predictable crop growth during the darker months of the year. "Predictable crop growth…

Case study

How a cannabis grower used lighting system to save money and improve yields

The challenges faced by large growers are exemplified in the case of Nipomo Ag, a fully licensed San Luis Obispo County grower who was in need of a lighting solution for a 175,000 sq ft greenhouse. Originally in the rose business, Nipomo Ag converted to a different type of plant a few years ago and have…

Edwin Zweedijk on growing with LEDFans:

"We use less heating compared to the HPS side of the greenhouse"

With their newly installed LEDFan toplights, the Dutch tomato grower Lans Group team was given a new tool to control the climate in their greenhouse. In a video, Edwin Zweedijk, the operational manager responsible for 21 hectares of high-tech tomato greenhouses in the Netherlands, shares his first two…

LED iBond:

Sustainable, intelligent lighting solutions that comply with the SDG's

"Being able to manufacture strong lighting solutions at only 6 mm in thickness is nothing that we have ever seen in the vertical farming market. In today’s vertical farms, space is vital and the more layers you can stack on top of each other, the higher yield you get,” says Nanna Vejgaard, marketing…

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Optimizing the efficiency of LED lighting schemes for indoor farming

Vertical farming and indoor horticulture make an increasingly important contribution to the global food chain. However, the energy needed to support plant growth is significant, not least in terms of the power requirements for lighting. In recent years, this has led to the rapid growth of LED-based…

70,000 sq ft cannabis greenhouse chooses LED system to overcome market challenges

California LightWorks, a leading provider of horticultural lighting solutions today announced Nipomo AG, a licensed 70,000 sq. ft. cannabis greenhouse in San Luis Obispo County has adopted the new MegaDrive LED system. The company realized in order to overcome the competitive market forces it needed to…

How to maintain and operate your LEDs properly?

The daily maintenance and operating work for LED lights come with several advantages, such as extending lifespan and saving costs. However, how do you conduct this in the right way? Let’s have a look. Clear maintenanceWhen it comes to daily cleaning, you should take into account the following tips to…

"Light trespass an emerging issue in greenhouse production areas"

Light trespass caused by the installation and use of LEDs and other lighting systems in greenhouse production facilities is the latest issue to arise in some communities across the USA and Canada. Many greenhouse operations did not think twice when it came to installing supplemental lighting for…

RAYN Growing Systems releases Fotono luminaires

RAYN Growing Systems, a manufacturer of lighting and control equipment for horticultural environments, introduces new Fotono luminaires. Fotono is a one-to-one LED replacement for HPS luminaires used in greenhouses. With high output, a small footprint, and advanced spectral capabilities, Fotono provides…

"Up to 60% more terpenes with full (sun)light spectrum"

We already knew that the power of the sun is enormous but the sun is also responsible for the increase in the quality of medicinal cannabis. For centuries, the sun has made life possible on this planet and has given the plants the light and heat they need. In that sense, Firefly explains that their…

Signify and Perfect Plants expand collaboration on cannabis

NL: Tissue culture operation to power up with LEDs

Signify and propagator Perfect Plants are expanding their collaboration on grow lights. Driving this partnership is Perfect Plant’s ambition to become a global leader in starting materials for medicinal cannabis cultivation. The company is competing for a Dutch license for legal cultivation of cannabis…

EliteGrow: We manufacture flexible grow light solutions based on customer demands

Laite E-Commerce provides export services for a variety of products. Their daughter brand EliteGrow is specialized in the export of indoor LED grow lights. Company spokesperson William explained that EliteGrow has provided indoor grow light services for the horticultural industry since 2013, and their…

WUR investigates transparent and energy-efficient coating

The more light, the higher - potentially - the production of a crop. That is why growers are looking for glass that is as transparent as possible for their greenhouses. However, that glass also ensures that a relatively large amount of heat escapes from the greenhouse: it does not stop enough radiant…

Tailored solutions and control modules to provide an instant dynamic light solution

“Holland Solutions Limited provides horticultural LED solutions for sole source and greenhouse applications as well as simple light control options and grow table solutions with our Horti line integrated into the designs,” says Rob Scheffers, founder and chief executive officer of Holland Solutions…

Current expands horticulture LED portfolio with new integral intra-canopy lighting

GE Current, a Daintree company has added a new category to its Arize range of horticultural LED solutions, with the launch of the Arize Integral intra-canopy lighting (ICL) fixture. Offering best-in-class lighting output of up to 346 µmol/s and efficiency of 3.5 µmol/J, the Integral is designed to help…

New LED lighting solution promotes more sustainable and consistent production

Acuity Brands is launching Verjure, a professional-grade horticulture LED lighting solution that offers efficacious and consistent performance for indoor horticulture applications. Developed using academic, plant-based research, the Verjure Pro Series LED luminaires are designed to support all stages of…

Fluence partners with Hydrofarm to distribute LEDs to U.S. retailers

Fluence by OSRAM has signed a distribution partnership with Hydrofarm Holdings to distribute Fluence’s newly released SPYDR Fang LED lighting solution to its network of hydro-shop retailers throughout the U.S. beginning early April 2022. For more than 40 years, Hydrofarm has manufactured and distributed…

Fohse

US (CA): “Other LED lights were not intense enough for our cultivation”

"We were early adopters of LED lights and we realized that while we liked the light spread, the intensity wasn’t there. When we met the Fohse team and learned about the technology they were putting into their lights, we realized they had the power and intensity we wanted for our production," says Jigar…

Choosing the right LED grow light for your greenhouse

If you have decided on LED lighting for your greenhouse, congratulations. You are choosing an energy-efficient lighting option that will create a much better environment for your plants. However, choosing the right LED fixture for your greenhouse can be a daunting task – especially if you are new to LED…

GE Current extends range with new top lighting

GE Current, a Daintree company has unveiled two new, high-efficiency and high-performance members of its Arize Element family. The latest L1000 model offers an increased…

"Keep the bigger picture in mind"

Using intense light for medicinal cannabis cultivation

Light is crucial to increasing cannabis crop yields—that much is clear. But the matter is a little more complicated than that. Contrary to a widespread assumption in the industry, intensifying light levels alone won’t increase yields indefinitely. Data from research and commercial prospects shows…

Understanding light's influence on cannabis

Cannabis, like every other plant, requires light for optimum growth and development, but the three different aspects of light: duration, quantity, and quality, each have a significant influence on growth. A plant under natural conditions receives light from the sun; the duration, amount, and quality…


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