Lighting

"The X² was specifically designed for close proximity growing"

Kind LED Grow Lights has announced the X². "Developed as the perfect solution to vertical racking and overhead grow operations, the X² was specifically designed for close…

Oreon

The biggest advantages of water-cooling light fixtures

One of the biggest challenges with LED and HPS lighting: how do you keep the fixtures cool? Each manufacturer has its own solution for this. "Oreon is the only one who opts for water-cooling," the team with the company explains. "The fixtures are constantly cooled and the gained heat is stored…

Fluence

Fluence leads global research initiative to study impact of light quality on plant development, yield and crop quality

Fluence has expanded its global photobiology research program, which encompasses studies on multiple vine crops, leafy greens and medical cannabis in the United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Tapping into a global network of trusted research institutionsFluence leverages a network…

University of East Anglia

Controlling plants with the power of light

University of East Anglia scientists have helped find a way to control different plant processes – such as when they grow – using nothing but coloured light. The development reveals how coloured light can be used to control biological processes in plants by switching different genes on and off. The…

Product database eases UV LED product selection process

Kopp Glass announces a new release of its UV LED Product Database. With hundreds of new UV LEDs available each year, researching and comparing the various options for a…

BIOS

LED grow lights distance for cannabis & other plants

Today, more growers are moving away from traditional HID and fluorescent T5 grow lights and are installing LED lighting. LEDs emit less heat than HID sources which means that the proximity of LED grow lights to the canopy varies from that of traditional grow lights. It is important to also understand how…

Defining photosynthetic photon efficacy

There has been some discussion online and in presentations recently about the issue of photosynthetic photon flux. The argument goes as follows: Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is somewhat arbitrarily defined as optical radiation within the spectral range of 400 nm to 700 nm. Exposing plants to…

Current

How LED grow lights impact cannabis growth

Cannabis growers face unique challenges in the horticulture industry. They are tasked with producing high-quality flowers with just the right amounts of cannabinoids, terpenes and other phytochemicals, all while dealing with the physical limitations, tight budgets and strict harvest cycles familiar to…

"This state of the art greenhouse doesn’t just rely on natural sunlight"

Tikun Olam is a medical cannabis producer based in Adelanto, CA. Inside their 80,000 sq ft state of the art greenhouse they don’t just rely on natural sunlight and have added Spectrum King LED grow lights to their facility for supplemental lighting. Tikun has over 900 SK602’s in their greenhouse with 180…

"Grow light cultivation is top-level sport!"

The maintenance of your grow light installation

Grow light is one of the most crucial production resources for a greenhouse horticulture business, so it's only logical that, as a grower, you will want to get the maximum return from your grow light installation. Good and regular maintenance is therefore a must. It means that you are assured of the…

Tiny spectroradiometer measures 340 nm to 1010 nm for agriculture

nanoLambda, a leading spectral sensor company, announced a new version of XL-500, with an extended range from 340 nm to 1010 nm, measuring UV, Visual and NIR ranges all at the same time. The tiny BLE spectroradiometer XL-500 measures and records light spectrum with absolute power values, not only SPD…

Intensity update on Overhead lights

Netled introduces intensity updates for two models of the Overhead series: a completely new model Overhead 550W and an updated version of the Overhead 240W. The new model Overhead…

Growers positive about grow light system payback period

Grow light systems deliver so much added value that two-thirds of growers expect to be able to recoup their investment within the desired time. That was the result of a Hortilux survey of 130 growers, the main conclusions of which have been compiled in a knowledge document. The Hortilux survey of 130…

A research project by Fluence by Osram

How different light spectra impact the metabolism of the cannabis plant

The cannabis industry situation in the US is scattered in terms of regulations. Indeed, each state has different rules in effect, and these might even differ between jurisdictions in the same state. For instance, in the state of Texas, things are not the same as in Washington and California. Recreational…

Valoya announces program

Patented LED grow light spectra to other manufacturers

Valoya has announced a spectrum technology licensing program making their patents available to LED manufacturers and horticultural LED fixture providers. Valoya’s extensive patent portfolio in the field of horticultural LED lighting is a result of significant innovation and investments into R&D over the…

DICANS hybrid grow lighting system installed in South Europe-based medical cannabis facility

In mid-November, DICANS was asked by the client, whether they could provide a solution for improvement of the quality and increasing the production of medical cannabis. After the first contacts and discussions by e-mail and phone, the client visited DICANS facility in Wateringen to create a solution…

"It's time to highlight the shadow side of grow light"

The larger the supply, the more difficult the choice. The latter certainly applies to the lighting market in greenhouse horticulture, where with the rise of LED lighting, the number of suppliers is increasing very rapidly and one luminaire or installation promises to be even better and more sustainable…

Fluence expands top light series

"There’s no such thing as one perfect spectrum for a crop”

“There's no such thing as one perfect spectrum for a crop. It’s just too complicated: the ideal spectrum is a combination of different factors and is also cultivar dependent, but much more comes into play: the natural light at the cultivation site, the target light level, electricity costs and the…

Spectrum technology licensing program by Valoya

"We have always been curious about the possibilities of light"

Valoya, a LED grow light manufacturer announced a licensing program making their patented technology available to LED manufacturers and horticultural LED fixture providers. Valoya’s patent portfolio in the field of horticultural LED lighting is a result of innovation and investments into R&D over the…

"The future of lighting by focusing on DLI and PSS value"

To what extent can a grower produce efficiently more? By measuring several aspects on a daily basis and making adjustments when necessary." The knowledge among both growers and researchers is growing, and with it, the certainty and the quality of the harvest are increasing", the team with Oreon explains.…

Choosing between LED and HPS

The two most commonly used artificial lights in commercial greenhouse operations are HPS (high-pressure sodium) and LED (light-emitting diode).  BackgroundHPS bulbs create light by sending electricity back and forth through an “arc tube”. An external ballast (a device that regulates the current to the lamp) is needed to provide voltage…

Choosing the right grow light system

Why do growers use grow light, and how does this light contribute to achieving their cultivation goals? That was the key question in a survey that Hortilux conducted across 130 businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. The main conclusion: for many growers, choosing the right grow light system is still…

Controlling light and temperature independently with new lightbar

The current epidemic engulfing most countries around the globe has underscored the fragility of our world and shed light on the most pressing issues facing humanity, with food…

Why lighting automation is important for indoor cannabis grows

There are many variables when creating an indoor cannabis grow. Nutrients, lighting, airflow, spacing, and irrigation are all crucial factors when setting up your grow space. In this article, we'll focus on lighting and the benefits of automation. By using automated lighting, greenhouse growers can…

Lighting center gets $5M for training program

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), part of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design, recently received a $5 million grant to expand electrical training programs in California and Nevada. The award from the U.S. Department of Labor will provide funding for 25…


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