Fluence LEDs Help Organic Grower Flora & Flame Realize Better Yields, Higher-Quality Cannabis

An operation with sustainability at its core, Flora & Flame chose Fluence fixtures for their energy efficiency and the consistent bud quality they help create

Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today the results of its partnership with Oakland, California-based cannabis cultivator Flora & Flame, which has increased yields by 50%, improved bud quality and reduced cycle times with Fluence's LED fixtures.

Flora & Flame is central to a new wave of cannabis cultivators—founded with a vision to build a more sustainable, eco-friendly business model. The company manages an all-organic, indoor vertical farm with a focus on growing cannabis that enhances quality of life and ensures consistency, clarity and purity for its customers.

After testing fixtures from more than half a dozen competitors, Flora & Flame selected Fluence's SPYDR 2p and 2x fixtures, which has resulted in improved trichome quality and overall trichome percentage, increased bud density and boosted overall production by 50% compared to legacy high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures.

"As a business owner, you're looking for partners that match your vision, which, for us, meant a provider that could help us grow with a focus on sustainability," said Chris Castle, co-founder and chief operating officer at Flora & Flame. "After a rigorous evaluation process, it became clear that Fluence not only shares that vision but exceeds the standards for product quality, efficiency and cultivation expertise that we sought. The plant quality we've experienced since working with Fluence is unmatched—better yields, better look and smell, and just a better overall product."

Castle's goal to implement ecologically friendly cultivation practices began well before Flora & Flame's commercial launch. The company spent years testing and perfecting its innovative "living soil," an alternative planting material that relies on biological ingredients like bacteria, protozoa and worms to generate biodiversity within the soil, helping plants thrive and leading to a naturally produced, chemical-free product.

Since day one of their partnership, Fluence has supported Flora & Flame's vision, leveraging Fluence's impressive network to connect the cultivator with reliable industry partners. In service of the companies' shared commitment to sustainability, installing Fluence's LEDs has helped the Flora & Flame team use less electricity and conserve power. Fluence's award-winning rebate program, which has saved growers more than $26 million, also helped Flora & Flame collect nearly $100,000 in utility rebates.

"Growers like Flora & Flame trusting us with their groundbreaking ideas for the future of cultivation is a testament to the years we've dedicated to improving and refining our fixtures as well as our deep base of scientific knowledge," said Steve Graves, senior vice president of strategy and product at Fluence. "We will continue to work with cutting-edge growers to help the world grow smarter—and more sustainably."

For more information on Fluence, visit www.fluence-led.com.

About Fluence

Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. (Fluence) creates powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to enabling more efficient crop production with the world's top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. Fluence global headquarters are in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Fluence operates as a business unit within Signify's Digital Solutions division. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence-led.com.

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