Phenom is a new vertical grow lighting system with integrated sensor and imaging technologies building on the success of the A3 and Zenith luminaires. Phenom integrates plant health sensors and a canopy imaging platform with the patented Agnetix liquid-cooled hydronics system. "Vertical farms can now increase density, height, and energy efficiency by counteracting the environmental impacts caused by micro-climates and fixture waste heat pervasive in commercial grows featuring passively cooled lights," the Agnetix team states.
Phenom is designed for crops that require a Daily Light Integral (photosynthetic light measurement) for optimum growth ranging from 15-30 DLI, such as lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries, to much higher DLI crops such as cannabis, which requires over 40 DLI. "Phenom may also be used in combination with the Agnetix A3 or Zenith luminaires from start through vegetative growth and flowering as a full facility cultivation platform operating at the lowest carbon footprint of any grower in the same class," the Agnetix team continues.
The efficiency of the system can deliver close-proximity 100% PAR light (photosynthetically active radiation) to multi-level grows with luminaire wattage of 375 and a PPE (photosynthetic photon efficacy) of up to 3.61µmol/J and precision dimming 100-1%. Our patented hydronics cooling extracts up to 140 watts of waste heat from the room per fixture, significantly reducing the amount of energy-intensive HVAC required versus any other light source.
The Agnetix environmental, thermal-sensing, and computer-vision platform allows the vertical farmer to interact via the user interface remotely from the safety and convenience of their computer or mobile device, continuously monitoring the conditions and plant performance at enterprise scale with speed and convenience.
“Phenom is the next level of sustainable cultivation for high density controlled environment agriculture. It’s the ultimate high-efficiency data-driven solution for serious commercial growers and a competitive advantage for our customers,” said Jordan Miles, CEO, Agnetix.