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Facing similar challenges and pressures as experienced with cannabis production, Innovagro has made the decision to switch from more conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) fixtures to dynamic LEDs to better control light spectrum and intensity.
With an ever-expanding market and a surge in innovative horticultural LED lighting fixtures, it's crucial for consumers to tread carefully. In 2021, an age-old phrase remains incredibly pertinent: "Lies, damn lies, and statistics."
The use of supplemental lighting in greenhouse farming has become increasingly popular to increase plant growth and yield and has helped further develop our understanding of how the spectrum of light provided to plants affects plant growth and development.
In the ever-evolving landscape of LED grow lights, it's crucial to look beyond the surface when choosing. With many lighting companies and innovative horticultural LED lighting fixtures flooding the market, some resort to simplifying their products down to a single number.
"Buying an LED installation is one thing; learning how to use it is another". After a long run-up, pot lily and pot chrysanthemum producer Van Schie started using two different LED installations in 2022 and 2023.
The average lighting rebate outside of horticulture is typically in the $10,000 to $20,000 range, while the average horticulture rebate is more than $150,000—with some exceeding $1 million.
Cree LED is the first LED supplier to fully characterize products in horticulture metrics, such as PPF and Red PPF %, instead of lighting metrics, such as CCT and CRI.
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THE KINGSVILLE BASED GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE PRODUCER WILL BE CONDUCTING MINI CUCUMBER GROWTH TRIALS UNDER FIXED FAR-RED LIGHTS AND SOLLUM’S DYNAMIC SOLUTION.
Fluence and Innexo BV's Research Partnership Explores Eliminating Vegetation Phase to Drive Potential Energy Savings for Growers
Initial research findings from Fluence’s partnership with Dutch research organization Innexo reveal potential electrical savings of up to 55%
Maximum yield, scalability & low operating costs are only a few of the challenges our systems have resolved. The design is an extremely efficient bio-filter and no external waste collection equipment is needed.
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INTEGRAL FARMS PRODUCE SECURES SOLLUM'S DYNAMIC LED LIGHTING FROM VASSALLO ELECTRIC TO ELEVATE TOMATO PRODUCTION
Dimmable Philips LED installations will help next generation growers at HAS Green Academy acquire hands-on knowledge of the latest technologies
The investment in new grow light technology includes a dimmable Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact installation with red, green, blue and far-red light for a greenhouse compartment, and dimmable Philips GreenPower LED production modules with a similar spectrum for six climate chambers that can be used for three-layer cultivation.
Owner Michel Zwinkels says: "People often underestimate the added value of interlighting."
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