Ambralight shows three projects in what their LED lights are helping growers

LED lights used for Algae cultivation

The production and consumption of macro and microalgae for pharmaceutical and food-processing purposes have constantly increased in the last few years. Ambralight has always aimed to be at the forefront of this revolution, providing an essential element to algae producers: the LED lighting systems for enhancing…

"Even as a 'small' business, we sell a great product from a major player"

Anyone paying attention at HortiContact 2020 would have seen a Danish trolley fully fitted with LED lighting. It was at Agro-LED's stand. This Dutch company has been selling similar systems like hotcakes ever since. "It's an easy way for growers to do multilayer cultivation. Overseas and in customized…

In-house manufactured LEDs help growers to increase product quality and yield

“Since the revolution of indoor farming is accelerating rapidly, we are constantly offering advanced and newly developed grow lights. Aiming to improve the product quality and harvest yield of the crops,” the Spider Farmer team notes.  Spider Farmer is a LED growing light manufacturer ever since 2009. Spider…

after finding the right spectrum, Fluence researches the perfect strawberry light intensity

"Far-red light has a positive effect on strawberries"

Strawberries are becoming increasingly popular amongst consumers. In fact, they are so popular that many growers are expanding their cultivation, often moving away from the open field and placing their plants in protected environments instead. Existing tomato, cucumber, and other crop growers are even…

Danish company to manufacture smart shelves for new mobile vertical farming solution

LED iBond International A/S (LED iBond) has signed an agreement with UNI-TROLL Europe ApS and TPS Rental Systems Ltd to deliver smart shelves for a patented new load carrier…

Signify acquires Fluence

ams OSRAM announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Fluence horticulture lighting systems business and brand to Signify for an agreed purchase price of USD 272…

Hydroponics indoor setup using grow lights

This grower in Angeles, the Philippines, has built a growing space in his house. In the video below, he explains how he set it up. Do check it out!

Why do plants struggle with LED lighting?

What is the effect of LED light on plant growth? And how can you best integrate LEDs into your climate control system, among other things? These are the kinds of questions Jan Voogt regularly hears as a teacher in courses on Het Nieuwe Telen (The New Way of Growing). Ever since the introduction of LED…

Celebrating ten years of LED light innovation and working with LED

CambridgeHOK and Signify celebrate their 10-year anniversary of partnering up. Nathanael Dannenberg, Commercial Leader for UK & Ireland at Signify, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with CambridgeHOK that continues to grow. Together, in the past decade, we have worked on some horticultural…

GE Current supplies LED lighting to Jones Food Company’s new farm

Continuing partnership to generate sustainable food supplies in the UK

GE Current, a Daintree company, is continuing its partnership with Jones Food Company (JFC) to drive the future of food and farming. The company’s latest-generation Arize Lynk2 Horticultural LED lighting has been selected for JFC2, JFC’s 148,000 square feet facility currently under construction near…

Revolution Micro:

"No matter what happens, you can adjust the lights to react"

“All electronics have to reduce the carbon footprint they press into the Earth," says Gregory von Richter, CTO and Managing Director of Revolution Micro Lighting, a company active in building for the horticultural sector for well over 10 years now. That goes for coffee machines, refrigerators, and…

Light Science Technologies:

Recyclable, reusable lighting is the way forward

“All lighting depreciates, so what happens when the product gets to the end of its warranty? Typically, it is replaced as a whole. At Light Science Technologies, our recyclability means we can remove the aluminum, end caps, and outer protective casing to be reused,” says Craig Price, operations director…

US lighting company partners with Certified Cultivators

Agnetix has been selected as the primary lighting partner by Certified Cultivators’ cultivation and distribution facilities in Ohio. Certified’s indoor cultivation facility…

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Canada: Optimized LED light for strawberry growth

Ferme d'Hiver has developed an optimized LED light that allows growers to adapt the light spectrum according to the plants' needs. In addition, the company has developed an integrated heat recovery concept with water-cooled lights to boost vegetable production 12 months a year. "We have developed an LED…

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Why choose bespoke LED grow lighting?

“Getting the light recipe right is paramount,” says Craig Price, Operations Director at Light Science Technologies. “Not only do different species of plant respond to different light spectrums, but they also respond to the amount of light. Too little means poor growth and too much can overstress the…

Biocaptur offers an ecological and sustainable solution for the control of "Tuta absoluta"

"If pest is not effectively controlled at an incipient stage, progression becomes exponential"

The Tuta absoluta is considered one of the most devastating pests for tomato crops, and it has spread rapidly both in Mediterranean countries and the rest of continental Europe since it was first detected in Spain in 2006, specifically in the province of Castellon. Its impact on the plantation and its…

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Finland vegetable producer expands operations with hybrid lighting solution

Tamsin is expanding its operations by roughly 0.5 hectares. The new growing area is lit with a hybrid lighting solution developed by Netled that comprises 50% Netled Overhead 550W LED luminaires and 50% 1000W High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps. Tamsin already has roughly 2 hectares of land under…

Signify:

Sharing experiences from GrowWise Center at Vertical Farming Conference

In the 2021 edition of the Vertical Farming Conference, researchers and industry members presented their experiences in vertical farming and research findings aimed at pushing the industry further. Among the presenters was Jarno Mooren, a plant specialist in vertical farming at Signify. Signify conducts…

New liquid-cooled multi-sensor and imaging smart lighting system

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…

Climate chamber has potential, but needs to be more sustainable

"When lettuce is grown in closed climate chambers, the risk of crop failure is reduced." This is the opinion of researcher Jeroen van Roy, following research he is conducting…

Vertically Urban delivers

Indoor farms and greenhouses demanding more options from LED lighting

“We’ve seen a demand from growers that want high PPFD levels, the ability to change the spectrum, be able to control everything, and receive feedback on the spectrum being used,” says Andrew Littler, chief executive officer and founder of UK-based horticultural lighting company, Vertically Urban.…

More nutritional sprouts thanks to led lights

Sprouts have high concentrations of antioxidant compounds, up to 100 times higher than adult plants, and thus incorporating them in salads or dressings is an excellent source…

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Texas Tech horti specialist explains purple lights

If you have ever walked past the biology building on the Texas Tech campus at night, then you have probably seen the greenhouse that glows a bright purple color. But why? Vikram Baliga, a research associate, greenhouse manager, and self-proclaimed ‘plant nerd’ at Texas Tech University, recently posted a…

The LED light switch: how indoor farmers can save energy

If you are a farmer or grower struggling with the recent rising energy costs that show no signs of abating, now is the time to consider the switch to LED lighting as a more cost-efficient solution. While high-voltage sodium (HPS) grow lights have been traditionally favored by growers in the past, LED…

"They say a penny saved is a penny earned, but why not do both?"

52% of commercial growers reported using LEDs as of 2020, which is an increase from 25% in 2016. This trend is expected to continue in the next decade. The sharp rise in LED use among commercial growers is really two-fold: energy savings and complete optimization. Early adopters of light-emitting diodes…


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