Lighting

How light affects plant growth outside of 400-700 nanometers

Efforts are underway to establish minimum lighting requirements for indoor cultivation of plants. Lighting fixtures will have to produce a minimum PPF (Photosynthetic Photon Flux) of 1.6 μmol/Joule to meet this new standard. While this may sound like a step in a positive direction, this metric does not…

LumiGrow launches early disease detection

LumiGrow is launching a new product-line of early disease detection sensors and services. The LumiGrow SporeCam sensors (powered by Scanit Technologies) can capture, inspect, and classify harmful airborne spores for diseases such as Powdery Mildew and Botrytis. The result is growers can optimize pest…

Raymond Lescrauwaet, Reflecoat

With this coating, SON-T light fixture gets a second life

What if you could provide reflectors from SON-T light fixtures with a new layer that better reflects the light and moreover creates a better spectrum? Then you hit two birds with one stone and also the reflectors, that have already been more or less written off, will get a second or even a third life.…

Lighting company launches horticultural lighting division

GVA Lighting, a Canadian manufacturer specializing in high-tech, outdoor, color-changing LED fixtures has officially launched a new, horticultural lighting division called…

Bringing ionization to grow operations

Freshlight is a developer and producer of LED lighting solutions with a combination of full-spectrum sunlight and powerful ionization. According to Age Bakker, indoor climate advisor with Freshlight, the company’s lighting solutions afford both a full sunlight spectrum and a frequency free light. “The…

What is the impact of light on hemp production?

Cannabis is a crop that differs from other horticultural crops. This is primarily because its yield cannot be evaluated based solely on the weight or number of flowers or leaves. The chemical compounds produced by Cannabis are a very important product of this crop. In order to produce high-value…

US (RI): The benefits of oxygen availability

The Rhode Island state is experiencing a very peculiar situation, at the time of this publication. In the whole state, there are only 3 retail outlets, and 75 growers. Therefore, the competition is very high, and only those growers that can achieve high quality with consistency can participate in the…

Research to develop lighting recipes

Research on the cannabis plant has been stuck for quite a number of years, as prohibitionist policies prevented many from investigating the undiscovered properties of such a plant. As the medical cannabis industry came into being, doctors and caregivers found themselves slightly unprepared with regards…

Violet Gro partners with Hyperponic on their vertical tower growing system

Violet Gro announced today that Hyperponic has selected their LED grow lights as the primary light source for its CropTower. The Hyperponic CropTower is a growing system that provides growers with a complete computer-controlled environment and nutrition management system. As part of these endeavors,…

Lighting the way to better cannabis

Violet Gro Inc. is teaming up to continue exploring the optimal use of its lighting technology for growing cannabis indoors. Through a joint effort to develop best practices for producing pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, Violet Gro is working with Greener, an advanced analytics and energy management…

Intelligent lighting for greenhouses

Greenhouse owners get double the benefit if they use our lighting systems. Firstly, they pay less for electricity. Secondly, they get higher yields. This is according to the founders of the Plantalux start-up. Plantalux is a family start-up. Originally, father (Jacek Lachowski) and two sons (Jakub and…

New greenhouse light automatically dims or brightens to complement natural light

California Lightworks announces a new supplemental LED light for greenhouse grows: the GHPro 340. This high-efficiency, spectrum variable LED light gives greenhouse growers optimum control over their growth cycle and product. Equipped with photosensors to read the levels of natural light, the GHPro 340…

LED solutions for horticulture

Vossloh-Schwabe launches the new LUGA COB LED Horticulture modules which provide a highly efficient COB technology with 2 different spectra optimized for vegetative and generative plant growth. Compared to other LED technologies LUGA COBs offer an extremely long service lifetime with chemical resistance, combined with a high…

A new lighting option for growers

Green Image announces the world wide introduction of their Horticultural Optimized LED Lighting Products. These LEDs and their optimized Spectra are designed for traditional…

Setting light levels for cannabis growth

When growing cannabis indoors, lighting is a major consideration. Growers have their opinions on what types of lights to use and which spectrum works best. But one part of the lighting equation is clear: a certain quantity of light is necessary to produce a healthy crop. Measuring Light Levels with PPFD…


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