Lighting

Lesson from masterclass: Crop lighting doesn't always work

Two hours in an afternoon were enough to discuss a lot of new interesting insights from sensor data. Some 50 budding horticultural specialists were present. MBO Westland and Sendot jointly organized a Masterclass Plant Insights last week. The venue was the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk, Netherlands.…

Understanding photobleaching in cannabis

Margins in the cannabis industry are tighter than ever, with supply uncharacteristically high and reduced consumer demand driving prices much higher in states like California and Colorado. Current dynamics in established markets are putting heightened pressure on growers to deliver the most marketable,…

"Even light intensity at every spot in the greenhouse"

Climalux from Hoek van Holland has further developed its CLX-V1000 full-LED grow light system, which now makes it possible to illuminate certain parts of the greenhouse additionally so that the light intensity is the same everywhere in the entire greenhouse. In this way, the adverse effects of shadow…

New LED light and software system for cannabis growers

"Paired with our software, operators have independent control of 3,000+ wireless LED fixtures"

RapidGrow LED announced the debut of SOLITE, the company's newest high-efficiency LED light for legal cannabis growers and operators.   SOLITE integrates both bluelight and UV to enhance genetic expression and increase resin production, and its upgraded, high-res spectrum achieves maximum PPFD penetration and…

Preferred Gardens

US (LA): 'Winter-grown, mixed-light cannabis harvests are special'

According to LA Weekly, California’s winter-grown, mixed-light cannabis is among the best flowers of the year. The crop falls into two categories, light-assisted and light-deprivation grown. The first is self-explanatory. The second is the term for farmers controlling the natural light cycle by…

Quality versus quantity – Which is more important for greenhouse lighting optimization?

Developing a greenhouse lighting strategy for your grow operation might seem overwhelming. How much do I need to use supplemental greenhouse lighting? Does light intensity matter? What about the light spectrum? In this article, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions will break down some of these complex questions.…

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What is the best way to approach energy-efficient LEDs these days?

"As we all know, plants use light to transform water and carbon dioxide into glycogen. However, not all wavelengths are equally efficient or as important. For instance, we know that red, blue, and far-red are the most efficient wavelengths, but also that they each have their individual response in growth…

Technological breakthrough by HPWinner

Digital Electricity enabled LEDs save building and maintenance costs

HPWinner, a producer of LED fixtures, is expanding its line of Digital Electricity enabled horticulture LEDs.  Digital Electricity is a great technological innovation that enables growers to centralize LED power supplies in an electrical room and use ethernet-like wiring methods to distribute power, lighting…

Why grow light drivers fail

LED drivers have been widely used for grow light systems within the horticulture industry, which can help save on operational costs, but at the same time, can also be frustrating because LED drivers notoriously fail. This can raise a significant issue that negatively affects operations, crop quality, and the bottom line since…

"Dynamic light recipe with far-red provides optimal and uniform propagation of cannabis plants"

"A good, uniform propagation is the holy grail for every medicinal cannabis grower and can make an enormous difference in yield and quality. The application of a new dynamic light recipe during the propagation phase with the right levels of red and far-red light will give a possible advantage of five to…

"When running a perpetual harvest, having full control over your lighting is essential"

"We have multiple phases in one room. If you don't have the proper control over the lighting, the plants will start bleaching and stretching too quickly," says Joe from Gibby's Garden. The company was the first cannabis micro business in the state of Massachusetts. "We are a family-owned business, and it…

BioLumic

BioLumic and Curio Wellness research collaboration

US (MD): "We will deploy light recipes to improve yield, cannabinoids and terpenes"

Curio Wellness announced its commercial collaboration with BioLumic, a biotechnology company that programs the genetic expression of plants with Light Recipes.  BioLumic’s Light Recipes are based on 20 years of plant science, photobiological and genetic research that optimize the early course of plant growth.…

Ryan Kirwan, Aelius LED:

“We’ve adapted our business to keep LED lights affordable and accessible for cannabis growers”

“In the Canadian cannabis industry, the capital for new builds and expansions has dried up. Therefore, we realized that we had to go to a financing model,” says Ryan Kirwan, CEO of Aelius LED. The company has been providing cannabis growers with their energy-efficient LED lights for four years. “The LED…

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DesignLights Consortium

New horticultural lighting technical requirements launched

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has announced the final version of its Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements Version 3.0, increasing the efficacy and establishing additional minimum performance baselines for LED luminaires, lamps, and controls used by the burgeoning controlled environment…

Oreon receives DLC listing for water-cooled LED fixtures

Oreon announces that its water-cooled LED fixtures are now qualified to receive the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) listing. “The DLC listing emphasizes that the high efficiency…

Samsung Horticulture Lighting:

Exciting product development coming up for horticulture

"As one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, we manufacture LEDs which are light-emitting diodes, and deliver proper PPE and reliable products. Samsung contributes to the development and performance improvement of the horticulture lighting industry by continuously developing various products…

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Modeling light inside greenhouses

Look inside one of the most detailed and comprehensive textbooks on greenhouse design and construction and you will find this: “The light level in the greenhouse should be adequate and uniform for plant growth.” Greenhouse site selection, materials and structures, automation and control, and greenhouse…

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How Grodan and Fluence are mastering the art of growing medicinal crops

As medicinal crops are being commercially produced around the world on an ever-bigger and more professional scale, growers are increasingly looking for ways to achieve more predictability and uniformity across batches and crop cycles. “By working closely with Grodan, we can help our customers to achieve…

RapidGrow LED:

SaaS platform and installation showcased

RapidGrow LED, a technology solutions provider and manufacturer of LED lighting and subsidiary of PANGEA Global Technologies, Inc. be showcasing its LED lighting SaaS platform…

Ghost Town Cannabis adopts California Lightworks MegaDrive lighting system

Ghost Town Cannabis, a state-of-the-art greenhouse cannabis cultivator in Eastern Nevada, has deployed the California Lightworks MegaDrive® LED system to increase yield in their challenging desert environment. You can watch the case study video here. Located in the desert a couple of hours from Salt Lake…

"The investment led to 24 months of successful innovation"

An investment made two years ago by Madison Ventures+ into R&D/engineering shop Spectrum King LED is now helping to drive the modernization of cannabis cultivation facilities across the United States."Since we became controlling shareholders of Spectrum King LED, the company has embarked upon an…

Optimizing LED lights for Digital Electricity: "reduces cost by 20-40%"

Libra Design announced its collaboration with VoltServer to optimize horticulture lighting solutions for Digital Electricity, starting with the Libra Mid-Flux (MF) and High-Flux (HF) LED Modules for controlled environment agriculture (CEA). By combining lighting solutions from Libra with a fault-managed…

Fluence launches SHYFT light scheduler

Fluence announced the launch of SHYFT Light Scheduler (SHYFT), a lighting automation tool built to offer cultivators expert-level, easy-to-use control over their grow environments. In an industry with notoriously tight margins, cultivators must leverage every advantage to improve environmental…

Grow light system now connected to horti process computer

The Climalux CLX-V1000 grow light system was recently connected to the Priva Connext horticultural process computer at Carnation Nursery Nieuwland in Hoek van Holland. This makes it possible to communicate with the Horticulture Control Unit of Climalux. As a result, it is now possible to optimally…

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LEDESTAR's new LEDs will appear at MjBizCon exhibition

The Las Vegas Marijuana Business Conference and Cannabis Expo (MJBizCon) focuses on the future development trend of the cannabis market, attracting LED plant lighting businesses from all over the world to participate every year, such as Fluence and Gavitad. A variety of products, novel and unique plant…


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