Lighting

Are LEDs the future of the industry?

He's convinced that ultimately, the whole horticulture industry will switch to water-cooled LED lights. Being a producer of the product that doesn't come as a surprise, but Jan Mol of Oreon has a story behind the products. "It originated in the search for a more sustainable alternative. We succeeded in…

Lighting and HVAC - are they friend or foe?

When it comes to managing the climate in a cultivation facility, energy use associated with cultivation lighting is typically considered the biggest challenge to overcome. Lights consume enormous amounts of energy on their own and require the use of even more energy to offset the heat they produce to…

Cost comparison of LED vs. HPS horticultural lighting

There's a lot more that goes into calculating total cost of ownership for greenhouse equipment than upfront and electrical costs. The horticultural lighting specialists at LumiGrow have just launched their latest guide, "LED vs HPS: Cost Comparison Guide - 7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying". This…

CAN (BC): Testing agreement for LED cannabis growing lights

Affinor Growers has entered into a testing agreement with Fundamental Lighting Solutions and Cannalife Solutions to test the LED cannabis lights being developed jointly by AFI and Fundamental. "The led cannabis growing lights use a significant amount of less energy while producing a fraction of the heat…

How important is light for the cultivation of medical cannabis?

Christoph Schubert, CEO of COMPLED Solutions GmbH, discusses how light is one of the most important factors in the professional cultivation of medical cannabis. For many decades, few solutions were available. One method involved the use of both metal halides (MH) and fluorescent lamp technology for the…

UK: Benefits of UV grow-light explained

Mr Andrew Fuller, Technical Director of the Bridge Farm Group, interviewed by Shane Torpey of MIGRO, explains how incorporating Ceravision's UV grow-light for its industrial hemp cultivation boosted cannabinoids by 40%. Interviewed at Bridge Farm Group’s herb nursery, Andrew explains how he has been…

Why water-cooled fixtures are popular in cannabis cultivation:

“What you do not heat, does not need to be cooled”

Oreon's water-cooled LED fixtures are widely used in cannabis cultivation. "Living plants like a stable climate. Not a situation in which you first heat up the room as a result of lighting followed by cooling through HVAC. Ensuring that these spaces do not become warm is a lot more efficient than it is…

LED vs HPS Grow Lights: Cost Comparison Guide (2019)

The most important factor to consider when calculating your LED vs HPS grow light costs is your total cost of ownership. This analysis is looking at a common grow room configuration for an indoor cannabis facility. In our, analysis, lighting a 10,000 square foot indoor cannabis flower room with LEDs…

Tuning the lights to the right spectrum

There was a time when the cannabis industry was still unsure if LEDs were a viable option if compared to other solutions like HPS or high-density discharge lights. The reason behind such a doubt lies in the fact that operators and growers did not know if LEDs could achieve the same yield and quality that…

Understanding horitcultural lighting for cannabis growing

With 33 states and the District of Columbia having passed laws legalizing marijuana in some form, cannabis cultivation is quickly becoming a booming new business across much of the US. From an energy standpoint, unfortunately, it’s not easy being “green”. New Frontier Data’s 2018 Cannabis Energy Report…

Decoupling the heating-lighting couple

When it comes to growing cannabis, growers should ask themselves: which market am I going to tackle? Even though this might not sound as the most brilliant question, it has a lot of implications for the actual growing process. Indeed, there is a recreational and a medical market. While only a very small…

Arjan Pauw, Gavita International:

"I expect that LED will eventually become the standard in greenhouse horticulture"

Gavita International completely outgrew its location due to the growing demand for HPS lamps. At the end of 2018, the old production location was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art production facility on the industrial site in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. A beautiful and large new location where it is…

How to set up a horticultural lighting trial

Ever had a question about your crop that no one seemed to have the answer to?  Sometimes the most efficient way to answer the question is to run an in-house horticultural lighting trial. Why run a horticultural lighting trial?In-house grow light trials allow you to get results that reflect your site-specific…

NL: CannNext and Signify to further optimize cannabis production by expanding research collaboration into trichome development

Signify together with long-term research collaboration partner CannNext, is going to optimize crop yield and quality by expanding its joint research program. During the research, the two will determine the optimal harvest momentum and lighting regime. In August, Signify and CannNext announced the first…

Setting up a LED lighting system for large-scale cannabis operations

Rofianda has been a Dutch developer and supplier of LED lighting systems for heavy duty industrial purposes for more than 10 years. “We are a proud preferred supplier of e.g. Fuji Film, Heineken’s glass bottle factories and assembly plants of BMW and Mini,” Ronald Gronsveld, Rofianda founder, explains.…


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