Lighting

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.…

CAN (ON): JWC and Fluence enter agreement to evaluate impact of LED lighting

James E. Wagner Cultivation has entered into an agreement with Fluence by Osram to test and provide feedback regarding the performance, functionality and suitability of Fluence’s VYPR 2p Broad Spectrum LED lighting solution. Analysis will be conducted under the Agreement for a term of eight months to…

Fluence LED grow lights now available at RF Agriculture

RF Agriculture has recently announced the addition of Fluence Bioengineering’s Spydr, SpydrX, SpydrX Plus, Vypr 2p, and Vypr2x commercial LED grow light systems. These commercial LED grow light systems are made with OSRAM’s LED chip sets. All Fluence Bioengineering commercial LED grow lights are also…

"Very different disciplines have to be perfectly combined"

Exploring the science behind LED light technology

There are many aspects to take into consideration when it comes to growing medicinal-grade cannabis. The medical cannabis industry is a very high-tech sector of agriculture. One of the main reasons is the influence of the pharmaceutical over this: growers are not only growing a plant, but they are…

Adjusting light spectrum to optimize the use of indoor growing spaces

For medicinal cannabis producers, the ability to produce consistent yields and specific cannabinoid profiles is most reliably done in an indoor growing environment, which could result in up to six harvests per year. Just these facts alone make indoor grows 15–30 times more productive than outdoor…

Good results for new horticulture light technology

Ceravision Limited, inventor of a new scientific approach to horticulture lighting, announced the results of trials undertaken over the last six months with a group of…

US (CA): Cannabis regulations bring heated debate

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors began reviewing two ordinances and a fee study pertaining to commercial cannabis cultivation in special meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fee study was to support the formation of a cannabis control department, and the two ordinances were cultivation…

LED platform for vertical farming provides 1820 PPF output and FarmVision AI

Illumitex announces NeoPAR XO, a major upgrade to their grow proven NeoPAR LED lighting system designed for vertical agricultural systems. The new NeoPAR XO brings the benefits of Illumitex’s horticulturist-curated artificial-intelligent machine-learning FarmVisionAI to the difficult task of vertical…

Terrapin reaps yield benefits of under canopy lighting

As the cannabis industry matures, wholesale prices are in decline. To maintain profitability, growers are experiencing new pressures to reduce the cost of production. A novel patent-pending lighting solution from Thrive Agritech has been launched to help growers achieve this goal. Getting light to…


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