Fluence launches RAZR modular system to support vertical farming

"Our LEDS offer a proven spectrum for propagation and vertical cultivation of all greens”

Fluence today released its RAZR Modular System, the company’s newest LED solution for vertical farmers featuring efficacies of 2.6 µmol/J under Fluence’s PhysioSpec™ BROAD R3 white spectrum. “Vertical farmers are fueling some of the greatest innovations in modern crop production,” said David Cohen, CEO…

"Why leading California cannabis growers should welcome switch to LED lighting"

The world is going green and we must lead with innovation. In an effort to curb swelling energy consumption in the nation’s most populous state, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has proposed that all indoor cannabis operations convert entirely to LED lights by 2023. Medical marijuana is legal in…

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Atlanta lighting manufacturer creates line of instrument-grade LED fixtures

Revolution Micro, an Atlanta-based horticultural lighting manufacturer, has created the first line of instrument-grade LED fixtures. The impact of this horticultural LED line goes beyond simply growing better crops. It was designed from the ground up to be a long-lasting fixture that could adapt to suit…

BioRadiance

Fighting mold and pathogens with a 'lighting wand'

CEA facilities boast the most extreme, sophisticated systems of the agricultural industry. Whether it is a vertical farm, a single-tier cannabis indoor cultivation, or a gigantic tomato greenhouse, growers have to deal with extremely complex systems. Even though one might be taking all the precautions,…

US (TX): Fluence to collaborate with Prospiant to supply LEDs to NA

Fluence will serve as the preferred LED technology supplier within Prospiant’s full ecosystem offerings. “Fluence has demonstrated through its innovative approach to lighting design and successful partnerships that it is a capable market leader in LED technology for cannabis, indoor farm and greenhouse…

Establishing best practice: importance of design in horticultural lighting

No matter where you look, the effective use of artificial lighting has long been a combination of art and science. In retail, the placement of lighting, its color temperature, strength, and direction can showcase products and encourage customers to make that aspirational purchase.  However, when you consider…

Growing different genetics with different microclimates efficiently

The scattered situation of cannabis regulations in the USA created a scenario where each state has different markets and entry barriers. So, for instance, it might happen that a company that wants to set up its operation in one state finds a saturated market. Thus, options are to fight to get a place…

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Webinar: lighting's role in plant propagation

Greenhouse growers and indoor farmers have long explored the application of on-site young plant production. As LED technology has evolved, greenhouse growers have adopted vertical farming techniques for young plant production, ultimately saving space and producing higher-quality plants before…

What is the optimal light intensity for the vegetative stage?

Every grower wants their plant to max out the flower production of their plants, both in terms of quality and quantity. At the same time, before the plant gets into the flowering stage, it has to go through the vegetative stage. The importance of this part shouldn't be underestimated because, during this…

3 Macro-trends making LED solutions the horticulture standard

LED technology is poised to penetrate deeper into the horticultural world. According to Signify estimates, roughly 30% of the world’s greenhouse surface will be lit by 2025, up from roughly 20% in 2020—and LED technology will light more than half of that surface. Why the paradigm shift? For the simple reason…

Arguing in favor of dynamic LED control

Is a plant able to make optimal use of all the light in the greenhouse? Lighting specialists use "light utilisation efficiency" to measure this. This is an important factor to…

Michael Chappelle, CannaBloom Consulting

"Too much light does not necessarily imply a bigger yield"

The mentality of more is always better does not apply to everything. This approach is kind of widespread in the cannabis industry, and while it is appropriate with regards to some elements of indoor cultivation, there are other aspects where overkilling it is definitely not beneficial. One of these is…

LED lighting through an energetic lens

Energy is one of the main pillars of a horticultural company. The purchase of gas and the purchase and sale of electricity largely determine the operating efficiency. Energy management is the continuous balancing between the right moment of purchase or sale and capacity versus rate, requirement and…

NASA spinoff BIOS launches next-generation grow lights

NASA spinoff BIOS announced its next generation of DLC-certified LED Grow Lights. Like any of the BIOS fixtures, Icarus is created with the grower in mind. "With higher efficacy, great uniformity and long-term performance, BIOS Icarus fixtures provide everything a grower needs to ensure successful…

NextLight

New generation LED grow light designed to outperform traditional 1000W HPS

NextLight unveils their next generation of LED Grow Light Technology with the NextLight Mega Pro. "The Original 1000W DE HPS Replacement is more efficient and enhanced with DLC Hort Listing, IP65 Wet Rating and industry-leading, “Down to the Diode” Warranty," NextLight team explains. "The NextLight Mega…

Myths surrounding ‘white light’ – Do you need ‘white’ light to grow better crops?

Light is perhaps the most important consideration for optimizing plant growth in a greenhouse or vertical farm. There are several myths surrounding the specific light spectra used for growing crops and, more specifically, the use of white, green, or broad-spectrum light. This article is the second in a…

Oreon

US (PA): Organic Remedies installs full LED in phase 2

Several years ago, Toigo Farms, one of the largest organic tomato growers in North America at the time, teamed up with renowned pharmacists who saw the potential of medical marijuana early on. They shared the vision of providing a biological alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medicines. This is…

Shelley Barak, Ishence

"Demand for higher quality cannabis is growing, and customers are willing to pay a higher price for that"

As the cannabis market gets more mature and consumers get savvier, the demand for high-quality cannabis increases. “We are seeing that new patients are added on a monthly basis, and with that also the demand for higher quality cannabis has been growing,” says Shelley Barak with Ishence. “And customers…

Erik Jansen, Signify:

“Mobile stand is a success”

We had a short conversation with Erik Jansen, key account manager & business development manager at Signify, over the phone in the morning. His usual enthusiasm was noticed during the conversation, especially since they successfully finished the Philips Horti LED Roadshow. For nearly three weeks, they have been touring across the…

The effect of near-infrared radiation on plants

Look at any textbook on botany and you will find this maxim: plants respond to optical radiation in the spectral range of 280 nm to 800 nm. Period, end of discussion. The question is, how was this spectral range (sometimes referred to as Photobiologically Active Radiation, or PBAR) determined? This…

US (CO): Initial test results of LED lighting in commercial facility show promise for low voltage cannabis cultivation

Pure Harvest Corporate's portfolio company, DC Energy Group has completed multiple successful harvests in the initial testing of its LED light fixtures for cannabis cultivation in state-licensed facilities located in Denver, Colorado. "The reported results have been favorable in each harvest to date, and…

US (NY): Thrive Agritech releases new 600W Pinnacle LED grow light

Thrive Agritech has released the new Pinnacle LED grow light. "Energy-efficient LED technology allows the 600W Pinnacle light to effectively replace the best 1,000W double-ended high-pressure sodium lights commonly found in greenhouses and high-intensity indoor cannabis operations," Thrive Agritech team…

P.L. light systems celebrates 40-years in business

"Our dedication to provide lighting solutions and support has never changed"

P.L. Light Systems has reached an exciting milestone, as the company celebrates 40 years of delivering professional grow light systems to the horticultural industry. The company distributes products across Canada, the USA and South America from its manufacturing facility in Beamsville, Ontario,…


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