Lighting

Valoya

Valoya launches two new greenhouse LED grow lights

Valoya has expanded its RX-Series line of greenhouse LEDs with two new models – RX500 and RX600. The new models are higher power, higher efficiency versions of the existing RX400 model and can be used as true 1-to-1 HPS replacements. RX500 and RX600 produce up to the staggering 1700 µmol/s of uniform…

DesignLight Consortium released version 2.0 of Technical Requirements for Horticultural LED

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released the final version of its Technical Requirements for LED-based Horticultural Lighting: Version 2.0, an update that will…

US (CA): Title 24, part 6, energy code impacts on California cannabis growers

California’s cannabis industry has recently been contemplating the Statewide Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Team’s proposed code change proposals to the Energy Code as market actors assess potential impacts on cultivation operations. With a statewide cannabis market in disarray and the industry…

David Arthur

"There are so many differences and variables that are not related to lighting only”

A crucial aspect of every large-scale cannabis cultivation operation is lighting. The most commonly adopted lighting solution has been HPS lamps. When cannabis was still unregulated, growers relied mostly on this type of lighting because the fixture was not as expensive, and because some information on…

US (CA): Get a utility rebate by using LED instead of HPS

With the latest advancements in horticultural technology, many growers would rather use LEDs instead of HPS lighting. High quality LED lights are famously more efficient and longer lasting. They emit less heat than HPS and MH bulbs. Used correctly, they even produce higher yields and a more potent…

GS Thermal Solutions

Opportunities and advantages of liquid cooled LEDs in indoor cultivation

As the performance, cost and reliability of LED technology has equaled or surpassed equivalent discharge options, LED lighting has become a preferred solution for indoor cultivation. LEDs allow for greater controllability, slim form factor, and radiate less heat. Despite the common misconception that…

A cannabis cultivation guide by P.L. Light Systems

How to maximize yields with lighting strategies

With a rapidly expanding legal cannabis market in North America, we are seeing an increase in the number of cultivation operations in both indoor and greenhouse applications. Growing cannabis in a controlled environment, allows for control over many environmental factors – including lighting, temperature,…

RF Agriculture

Best types of grow lights for flower and bloom grow cycle

When growing in a commercial greenhouse, all aspects need to be controlled and kept at the optimum levels for plants to grow and thrive. Anything less than optimal will lead to undue stress and will affect the overall quality and yields of crops. Proper lighting is one of the essential elements in a…

Heliospectra

Blue light for cannabis cultivation grow lights

When we talk about colors of light, we’re really referring to their wavelength; it’s the wavelength of a light source that makes it appear blue, or red, or green. The visible light spectrum spans from violet/blue light which have short wavelengths (ranging from 400-500 nanometers) to red light, which has…

Polish LED grow lighting producer looking for growers to participate in tests on new type of luminaires

Perfand LED is a manufacturer of outdoor and indoor lighting, but it`s the horticulture lighting that is the fastest developing area of the company. Horti series is distinguished by patented pulse flux technology. While standard Horti luminaires are being tested on different types of crops at Polish…

California Lightworks

Will there be new California LED requirements for growers?

Cannabis growers all over the state are trying to make sense of the possible new California LED Requirements. The California Statewide Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Program recently introduced a new proposal to the California Energy Commission. The report proposes that the 2022 Energy Code…

Orance points to lack of independent system approach in horticultural lighting market:

"Well-founded, independent selecting in horticultural lighting market increasingly difficult"

The current lighting market is still very product driven. Understandably, given the number of product suppliers of luminaires who all want to profile and position themselves in the market. The extreme increase, especially of LED products, is in itself good for the end customer, because it stimulates…

Fluence and Quality Wholesale partner to expand LED solutions throughout Canada

Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced it has partnered with Burnaby, British Columbia-based Quality Wholesale Ltd., a leading garden wholesaler specializing in the distribution of…

ReduSystems

More light into the greenhouse in three steps

An old growers' saying has it that 1% more light yields 1% higher production. Scientists have since shown that this is in fact a bit more nuanced: depending on the crop this…

Valoya

LED growth light company Valoya:

Built on the curiosity to explore the possibilities of light

“We were founded back in 2009, when there was only a handful of LED companies on the market, and the technology itself was still raising eyebrows,” says Nemanja Rodic, Marketing Director of Valoya. “In those days, LED meant only piercing, purple light. We changed that by introducing the first white light…

Hort Americas

Purchasing horticultural light; what you need to know

Lamp selection when speaking about plant production in the horticulture or floriculture field is a very important decision. Lamps can be a good investment when we ask ourselves the correct questions. When working with artificial lighting we first need to analyze the requirements of our growing system and…

TotalGrow launches Horticultural Lighting Guide

What is a mole of light? How much light will meet my goals? How can I discern if a light plan is going to provide these needed light levels and actually work? How does…

Heliospectra

Understanding growth light terms

Choosing the best grow light for your facility is essential to growing healthy plants and getting a maximum return from your investment. One of the most challenging issues that growers interested in purchasing horticultural lights face when researching horticultural lighting is interpreting and understanding the many terms and…

"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…


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