Located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fifth Season is a vertical farm with production aspirations matching the steel mills that surround it. This controlled environment agriculture (CEA) outfit features 60,000 square feet of end-to-end automation with minimal human interaction.
“We want to make food accessible to everybody and that takes superb design and engineering support,” says Tim Morgan, automation manager for Fifth Season. “Selecting grow lights is one of the most important decisions you could make from a hardware design perspective.”
That’s why Fifth Season selected Arize Life LED fixtures from Current for its budding operation. Highly versatile and scalable, the lights are available in nine different spectrums for encouraging specific plant responses. Already the lights have helped Fifth Season achieve a faster time to harvest and increase crop cycles since being installed less than 24 months ago.
“We are seeing growing densities that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the industry,” says Morgan. “This is allowing us to deliver fresh crops to customers faster and live up to our mission of solving the world’s most pressing problems with thoughtful action and the latest technologies. With a boost from Current’s LED fixtures our goal of 1 million pounds of fresh greens this year appears within reach.”