The Institut de technologie agroalimentaire du Québec (ITAQ) in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, has replaced their greenhouse HPS lights with Sollum Technologies’ dynamic LED grow light solution. This change will enable more robust studies on the efficacy of various light recipes.
The ITAQ is the only educational institution in Québec that offers college level courses in agri-food and programs in animal production, horticulture, agroenvironment, and equine studies. The agroenvironmental college program allows students to pursue research objectives in the Institute’s controlled environment greenhouses.
“With great success, we are currently using Sollum’s dynamic LED grow lights to conduct research on greenhouse peppers and eggplants,” says professor and agronomist, Caroline Vouligny. “The smart LED fixtures are a significant upgrade from our previous HPS lights and allow research students to gain experience with leading-edge technology in the controlled environment field.”
The ITAQ has over 160 m2 of greenhouse space fully equipped with Sollum's smart lighting solution, including the award-winning Sollum smart fixtures, the SUN as a Service® cloud platform, as well as the technology's sensors, network, and edge computing. “We are proud that our technology is being used in both education and research to inspire young innovators and produce novel scientific findings,” says Gabriel Dupras, Sollum Technologies’ co-founder and Vice President of Research and Development. “We look forward to hearing from professors and students about how our lights continue to drive research and learning on ITAQ’s campus.”