Lighting

Lighting system from C-Led for Profarms

Microgreens from South Tyrol sold to the local market

'To bet on microgreens is to bet on the winning ticket', although that's what this company sees. Ulrich Kager and Patrick Sanin founded Profarms three years ago, which built a vertical farm to supply microgreens to the northern Italian province of Bolzano.  Ulrich Kager Kager is 23 years old and began thinking…

Dose of blue and white light takes cultivation to higher level

During the so-called Hessische Piltztage a fortnight ago, a group of German and Dutch mushroom growers and suppliers visited the companies VEME Specials in Gemert and Verbruggen Paddestoelen in Uden. One of the two growers recently started working with FloriLed's light bars, while the other is currently…

LED iBond

“Our goal is to optimize the farmer's yield with our advanced lighting solution”

"TRACY & GRACY are our two-core tech-platforms that give us the ability to create advanced solutions customized to each farmer's specific needs. First, we choose the dimension and size of the panel, linear or 2D, then the desired spectrum, and lastly, how to install it. Our goal is to optimize the…

Light Science Technologies:

Securing further sensorGROW trials and files patent for nurturGROW

Light Science Technologies (LST) has secured contracts for a further two trials for its recently launched sensorGROW.  If successful, the contracts, including one with a leading UK brand of preserves, marmalades, and associated products, could roll into subscriptions and be worth up to £167,000 in recurring…

How the right sales channel can make or break your vertical farm

Produce is everywhere. But finding the right sales channel for your produce can be challenging. Like many countries, the food distribution system in the U.S. is complex, with many players. Creating your product is only half of the battle; the next step is to distribute and market it. This goes double for…

Samsung Horticulture Lighting:

Exciting product development coming up for horticulture

"As one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, we manufacture LEDs which are light-emitting diodes, and deliver proper PPE and reliable products. Samsung contributes to the development and performance improvement of the horticulture lighting industry by continuously developing various products…

Fluence launches SHYFT light scheduler

Fluence announced the launch of SHYFT Light Scheduler (SHYFT), a lighting automation tool built to offer cultivators expert-level, easy-to-use control over their grow environments. In an industry with notoriously tight margins, cultivators must leverage every advantage to improve environmental…

Grow light system now connected to horti process computer

The Climalux CLX-V1000 grow light system was recently connected to the Priva Connext horticultural process computer at Carnation Nursery Nieuwland in Hoek van Holland. This makes it possible to communicate with the Horticulture Control Unit of Climalux. As a result, it is now possible to optimally…

Is vertical farming profitable?

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether vertical farming is profitable. The simple answer is that it depends on whether you follow expert guidance and avoid making common mistakes.…

CEA lighting upgrades – what’s the best solution for your facility?

Given historically high energy costs, hard-to-find legacy parts, and lamps, plus the availability of energy rebates, growers right now are looking for effective ways to retrofit or replace lighting systems. A lighting upgrade could mean switching from HPS to LED luminaires, retrofitting older magnetic…

Podcast:

The unintended consequences of lighting up indoor farms

Feeding a growing global population using less land, water, and energy is a big goal. It's even more challenging when you are looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with rising input costs and supply chain shortages. This week Green Sense Farms' Robert Colangelo is speaking to Chris Higgins,…

Ledestar:

"More than 100 full spectrum designs for plants in wider range of wavelengths"

With the increase of extreme climate events and the lack of soil resources, traditional soil cultivation is facing increasing challenges, and modern soilless cultivation is rapidly emerging. "One of the most popular methods of cultivation is the vertical farm, which is being developed in different…

© MartinBergsma | Dreamstime.com

How indoor growers can leverage energy support through an LED switch

The CEA sector, like every other UK industry, was bracing itself for the steep rise in energy costs which were due to come into effect from 1 October. Now that costs will be cut by around half their expected level this winter under a six-month scheme set out by the government further states the case for…


Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber