Lighting

New LED solution launched by LED provider

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, an independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and commercial horticultural products, unveiled Photobio TX and Photobio T linear top lights— the newest additions to the Phantom Photobio series of next generation LED tech solutions. The high-performance…

About PAR, PPF, and PPFD

If you have been researching LED horticulture lighting systems for your plant growth facility, you have likely been bombarded with a variety of metrics that lighting manufacturers use to market their products. Some terms and acronyms you are likely to see include: watts, lumens, LUX, foot candles, PAR, PPF, PPFD, and photon…

How do different spectrum colors affect cannabis growth?

Different spectrum colors serve different purposes in the growth and development of the cannabis plant. Light, which is one of the most crucial factors in cannabis cultivation, comes in different colors. How does one know which spectrum to choose? Do we know how specific wavelengths shape our plants or…

UK agtech lighting specialist grows with three new appointments

Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech specialists, has further strengthened its team by appointing three new members of staff to drive the delivery of the company’s ambitious growth plans.  The expansion is in response to meet increasing UK demand for the Derby-based firm’s ground-breaking…

Lighting company unites all European dependances under one name

BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of specialist lighting solutions, has announced that it will change its name to Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Since…

New product provides PAR light readings under any light source

Spectrum Technologies, Inc., expands their broad product offeringwith the release of the LightScout® Quantum PAR/DLI Light Meter. By using the Quantum PAR/DLI Light Meter,…

Fluence Bioengineering

Insights from Fluence's latest research on light spectra for cannabis

Unlocking the secrets of photobiology in cannabis

In collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and Compassionate Cultivation, Fluence has announced the findings of a series of groundbreaking photobiology research studies examining how light spectra affect cannabis growth and development. These studies are the first of their kind and provide…

Webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST)

Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is organizing a webinar on 'Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting'. The event will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST).  In the webinar, the presenters will elaborate on light and how plants use it, and how artificial light can be…

CMGL

Curtis Mathes Grow Lights seeks DLC listing for its Harvester systems

Curtis Mathes Grow Lights is seeking testing and certification from the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) for its Harvester horticultural lighting systems. DLC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve energy optimization by enabling controllability with a focus on quality, people, and the…

luminaire production and distribution to be stopped

BLV to focus exclusively on HPS / MH lamps

BLV has decided to stop production and distribution of luminaires in the field of horticulture lighting as of 01.01.2021 and to concentrate exclusively on the manufacture and…

Plant training techniques

Plant training techniques are various methods of intervening at key stages of growth to trim or bend your plants. Plant training techniques often change the chemical balance in plants, which affects their shape, height, strength, and final yield. Plant training is especially great for growing indoors, where small, cramped…

Accelerate your ROI with water cooled LED with indoor cannabis

When planning to build or renovate an indoor cannabis facility you face a lot of different costs. One of them are the cost of artificial lighting. Because of the high light levels required this accounts for a significant amount of money. But these lights, however necessary, also cause another problem;…

US (CA): How new energy efficiency standard might affect cannabis quality?

The cannabis industry has a limited time to weigh in on a California Energy Commission proposal to force new energy efficiency standards for indoor lighting used in horticulture. While LEDs are certainly the future, so is a Mars colony. We have a lot of the hardware we would need to get there right now,…

GE Current expands horticulture distribution network to support indoor growers across Eurasia

GE Current, a Daintree company, has signed three new distribution partnership agreements with Agro Top Garden, Helle-Tech Oy and Vitro HTS to make its full Lucalox HPS and Arize LED portfolio available to more greenhouse growers across Europe and Asia. The deals inked will provide growers focusing on…

What is the difference between Red/Blue vs. broad spectrum LEDs

Growers generally have two options when it comes to horticultural LED spectrums – “full spectrum” or “broad-spectrum”, which appears white light; and “red/blue spectrum”, which can appear as purple or pink light.    The red/blue spectrum LED luminaires are often referred to as narrow band spectrum lights – because the…

Bioradiance

It's a kind of magic: using a wand to improve your yield

Every grower strives to improve the yield and quality of their crop. Since the cannabis industry is still very young compared to more traditional horticulture, it is not easy to find the magic secret to achieve the best crop. Yet, it is not necessary to be a wizard to cast a spell of yield improvement on…


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