SOLLUM TECHNOLOGIES AND DELPHY IMPROVEMENT CENTRE TO ADVANCE GREENHOUSE LED GROW LIGHT SOLUTION AND IRRIGATION STRATEGIES

SOLLUM AND DELPHY TO PARTNER ON GROUNDBREAKING GREENHOUSE DYNAMIC LED LIGHTING RESEARCH.

Montréal, Québec, Canada, January 10, 2024  Sollum Technologies, a pioneer in dynamic lighting solution, is proud to announce that the company is joining the LED pepper trial at Delphy Improvement Centre, a leading research and training facility located in The Netherlands, whose mission is to advance greenhouse horticulture techniques.


Delphy Improvement Centre, a part of the extensive Delphy Group BV, has been at the forefront of greenhouse horticulture research, constantly seeking solutions to enhance crop productivity through various cultivation techniques.

The goal of the project ― to uncover solutions optimizing crop productivity ― aligns seamlessly with Sollum's dedication to lighting adaptability and sustainability. With more than 10 years' experience in LED lighting trials, Delphy recognizes the potential of dynamic lighting strategies such as Sollum's fully dynamic solution. Its capabilities in zoning, spectral adjustments and automatic dimming enable custom modifications tailored to individual research requirements.

The inaugural joint project will address the enhancement of irrigation strategies in conjunction with LED lighting in pepper cultivation. As traditional greenhouse irrigation strategies were primarily established on radiometric units stemming from sunlight and HPS lamps, the advent of dynamic LED lighting, characterized by micromoles and minimal radiant heat, has posed challenges for growers.

"Working with Sollum Technologies to explore the potential of lighted pepper cultivation is an interesting step. As we delve deeper into the realm of greenhouse LED lighting research, and especially the potential of growing pepper with LED lighting, the collaboration with Sollum provides new opportunities to develop our knowledge. Their dynamic lighting solution offers an adaptability that can improve the efficiency of lighted pepper cultivation. This collaboration will focus on understanding the interplay between dynamic lighting and irrigation strategies, aiming to provide clear and actionable insights for growers. As we've always strived to optimize crop productivity, this project promises to shed light on pivotal aspects of modern-day horticulture," mentioned Manager Lisanne Helmus-Schuddebeurs at Delphy Improvement Centre.

"Among the first questions we get from growers transitioning to dynamic LED lighting is how they should manage irrigation, especially as they play with the spectrum, dimming, etc. We're excited to work with Delphy Improvement Centre on clarifying this point for greenhouse growers in the coming months," said Chief Horticultural Specialist Sam Soltaninejad at Sollum.

As Delphy continues to build on its impressive five years of greenhouse LED lighting research in pepper, the research will also probe the effects of far-red light on pepper crop productivity and morphology. Highlighting the convergence of advanced technology and leading-edge agricultural research, this collaboration aims to offer unmatched insights into the symbiotic relationship between light and irrigation in pepper cultivation.

Emphasizing their continuous commitment to the greenhouse industry, Sollum Technologies recently launched the S.E.A.R.C.H. program in the United States. This initiative underscores Sollum's unwavering commitment to research, reinforcing its pledge to propel the agricultural sector with sustainable and revolutionary solution.

About Sollum Technologies
Sollum Technologies designed the only 100% dynamic LED lighting solution that modulates the full spectrum of the Sun's natural light to illuminate closed environments such as greenhouses, research centers and laboratories. Sollum's award-winning, turnkey solution consists of internet of things, AI-powered light fixtures that are controlled by Sollum's proprietary SUN as a Service® cloud platform. Sollum's distinctive proposition is a fully scalable cleantech solution that evolves with business needs and multi-zone light management, with each zone benefiting from automatic dimming of an unlimited number of light recipes; this is why it provides unparalleled value in terms of energy savings and, additionally for greenhouse growers, increased productivity, and superior produce quality. Founded in 2015, the company is based in Montréal (Québec, Canada), where its design, development, and manufacturing activities are concentrated. For more information, visit sollum.tech.

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