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Adjusting environmental parameters under high light intensity

Studies have proven the benefits of increasing light levels beyond 1,000 PPFD in cannabis production. In this Fluence webinar, research and horticulture service experts will…

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California Lightworks:

"Our lighting technology reduces costs, increases yield, and helps reducing heat"

Indoor cultivation of cannabis consumes tremendous amounts of electricity and causes high greenhouse gas emissions. One of the ways in which this heavy impact on the environment can be reduced is by switching to LED lighting. One of those is California Lightworks' MegaDrive Technology, which, they say,…

Vertically Urban delivers

Indoor farms and greenhouses demanding more options from LED lighting

“We’ve seen a demand from growers that want high PPFD levels, the ability to change the spectrum, be able to control everything, and receive feedback on the spectrum being used,” says Andrew Littler, chief executive officer and founder of UK-based horticultural lighting company, Vertically Urban.…

The LED light switch: how indoor farmers can save energy

If you are a farmer or grower struggling with the recent rising energy costs that show no signs of abating, now is the time to consider the switch to LED lighting as a more cost-efficient solution. While high-voltage sodium (HPS) grow lights have been traditionally favored by growers in the past, LED…

Understanding DLI & choosing optimal supplementation levels

"When I discuss supplemental lighting with old school non-cannabis growers considering switching, I often hear the question, 'Why would I need lights? It’s a greenhouse?'  This is mostly because the ROI on supplemental lighting for traditional crops has never been very attractive. While fruiting crops can…

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How can you make LED grow lights more affordable?

The benefits of using LED grow lights with controlled environment crops are well documented. One of the reasons some growers are reluctant to make the investment in these grow lights is affordability. Horticultural distributor Hort Americas is working with LED grow light manufacturer GE Current, a…

Valoya

A scientific study compares LED against ceramic metal halide

In late 2020, Valoya and Hohenheim University embarked on a 3-year-long research partnership aimed at better understanding how light affects the cannabis plant. Due to regulatory restrictions, it has been very difficult, if not impossible, to study cannabis in most places around the world, up to recent…

GrowFlux

University grads building 'plug and play horticulture' lighting system

GrowFlux offers “plug and play horticulture” using cloud-connected controls for grow lights which are designed to replicate natural lights. The device is engineered to work with grow lights manufactured by all major lighting companies. It is a waterproof switch with connectors to lights and circuitry to…

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Lumileds LUXEON HL2X

"Our new lights have a higher light output and better color stability"

Lumileds upgraded its LUXEON HL2X portfolio with higher light output and a better lifetime and color stability. The LUXEON HL2X now has 330 or more lumens at 700mA and 85°C, and, with over 12,000 hours of test data, lays claim to stability with color shift smaller than 2pts.  The 3.5 x.3.5mm domed emitter…

P.L. Light Systems

How the right connector can save you time and money

There is more to lighting than just lighting. Using the right connector for your luminaire makes all the difference when it comes to ease of installation, maintenance, and future retrofit projects, the team with P.L. Light Systems says. "We've always used connectors specifically designed to meet…

How OSRAM helps to ensure higher yields

"We want to bring exactly the light that is needed – where it is needed"

"Every plant is different – and so is every farm," says Rauno Pokall, senior product manager with OSRAM. That's why the company not only offers standard solutions but also provides customers with exactly the light they need, in the form of customized systems. "We want to bring exactly the light that is…

New features for lighting platform

This month, Sollum Technologies unveiled new and upgraded features for SUN as a Service® (“SUNaaS”) cloud platform. The nerve center of the 100% programmable Sollum™ LED lighting solution, SUNaaS gives greenhouse growers remote control of their lighting and opens production opportunities for the…

J. Huete

Considerations on optimal use of light spectrum

The first enzyme in the cannabinoid pathway is the tetraketide synthase (TKS) which requires the presence of olivetolic acid cyclase (OAC) to form olivetolic acid (OA). The reaction of geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) with CBGA synthase forms CBGA, which is converted by oxidocyclase enzymes into the major…

ABLighting

US (NC): AB Lighting to unveil its LEDs in Vegas

AB Lighting will be unveiling its new LED grow lights at MJBizCon on October 20th-22nd. "With about 70% of new grow lighting installations being LED, there is a demand for high-quality lighting at a competitive price," the AB Lighting team explains. "While the cannabis industry is relatively in its…

Signify

Signify launches new LED gridlighting

Signify has launched Philips GreenPower LED gridlighting to drive consistent bud development and more top-shelf flowers in medicinal cannabis cultivation. The grow light is specifically designed for cultivators growing on benches or tiered racking. The gridlighting grow light is a solution for commercial…

Agnetix

US (CA): Grower to install LEDs over 21,000 sq. ft. cultivation area

Green Cultivation is currently constructing a new cannabis indoor growing facility totaling over 21,000 ft2 in the Los Angeles area, where they are going to install a total of 700 high-powered Agnetix luminaires. A representative of the ownership group said, “One of the reasons for choosing Agnetix is…

Fazle Quazi: "It's opening possibilities for many crops"

Sequentially moving periodic light beam with anti-microbial function too

Imagine having a light that doesn’t only provide a more uniform light on the canopy, but also functions as anti-microbial. “We have been working on this light for quite a long time,” says Fazle Quazi, CEO of Boulderlamp. The company has indeed announced a new dual-function horticultural and…

Boulderlamp launches dual function horticultural and antimicrobial LED combo light

Boulderlamp, Inc. (BLI) is introducing a new unique horticultural and antimicrobial LED combo light for indoor and greenhouse cultivations. PerfectPar™ DuoLight 4000 is a patent-pending dual-function light designed to increase crop production with less energy and to provide preventative control of mold…

10 ways to ensure high yields and crop productivity with your HPS luminaires

Lighting is perhaps one of the most important aspects of growing a crop, and just as you would spend money and time to upkeep a car to ensure it runs properly, a lighting system needs maintenance also. Grow lights need to be cleaned, re-lamped, and tested to ensure they are still working well: if not,…

The future of energy consumption limitations: What growers need to know about the law

We know of a number of national cannabis specifiers who are compensated by building growing facilities that come in under budget. They do this in part by using old technology like HPS grow lights and not LED grow lights. But while they do this, they are also very much aware of coming energy consumption…

HarveLite launches HarveStation

Improving cannabis production through better control over lighting

Selecting the lighting system is quite a significant investment for a cannabis grower. “For the lighting system, the challenges faced by large-scale growers include the initial investment of lighting fixtures, electricity costs, the heat dissipation problem, the problem of light attenuation of lighting…

LED lighting the best energy-saving tool for cannabis production, according to IESO study

“LED lighting is the single most beneficial method of generating energy savings in cannabis production, both in greenhouses and warehouses,” says Vicki Gagnon, Business Advisor at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for more than a decade. In addition to efficient lighting, a recent study…

The 5 main differences between air- and water-cooled LEDs

To ensure optimal operation, LED lights must be kept cool because overheating can have a significant impact on their power and operation and increases the risk of early defects. There are several ways to remove heat from LEDs. Oreon cools its LED fixtures with water, for example. However, most suppliers…


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