The cultivators who lead the pack will be those who implement the highest electrical lighting efficiency to provide a competitive volume paired with a unique quality of flower.
Horticulture lighting research is rapidly expanding with access to new technologies and commercial analytic data. Commercial Suppliers uses the latest technology of measuring micromoles by employing the highest quality spectrometers and sensors in dark room facilities. We work closely with a number of facilities studying the effects of terpene and trichome production using light spectrum manipulation.
Our company offers the best commercial lighting technologies on the market coupled with the best value available. We are able to provide this due to our factory direct relationships with leading manufacturers of the industry. Our role with a number of these manufacturers is to field test their newest lighting technologies, provide them live testing data, and help to develop features for you- the cultivator. This closely paired relationship allows us to have the greatest depth of insight as a provider, ensuring we will pair your facility with the most efficient, highest-performing equipment that you will be able to rely for years to come.
We have options to dial-in your specific style of production. Whether your ultimate goal is to produce the largest flower yield or to produce the greatest volume of trichome production, we have specific product options for you. If you have customization requests such as specialized voltage needs, we can easily have lighting products uniquely built for your specific production facility requirements or research and development needs.
Here are some helpful lighting terms that we use when discussing horticultural lighting. These terms allow us to explain lighting attributes in a more dynamic sense than what the cannabis industry is use to. Feel free to contact us to discuss these terms, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is PAR Light?
PAR refers to the spectral range (wavelengths of light) from 400 nanometers to 700 nanometers that plants use in the process of photosynthesis. We need to stop using Lumens to measure plant lighting. PAR is a better metric of useable light energy for plant growth than lumens.
What is DLI?
In reference to Cultivation Daily light integral (DLI) is the amount of PAR received each photo period or day as a function of light intensity in reference to a grow space. For example, the total amount of light radiation accumulated throughout the "on" period or the open period in a light deprivation greenhouse.
We have cultivators that are researching the specific DLI that difference cannabis strains require each day for peak production.
What is PPF?
PPF is an accurate measurement of the total PAR light emitted by a grow light and is provided in µmol/s (micromoles per second). PPF is a very important measurement of lighting that tell us how many photons emitted every second form a source. The PPF, however does not explain how many photons, or density of photons are being received by the plant canopy.
What is PPFD?
PPFD is a measurement of light photons being received by a plant canopy. This metric represents one square meter per second and is expressed in µmol/m2 (micromoles per square meter per second). This is the readout that is typically provided with a PAR meter. PPFD is a great metric for growers to use as a measurement of the "horsepower" of their lighting source but it does not take into account the light spectrum. Example, you could have a strictly RED or BLUE light source with a high PPDF, but the quality of light could be poorly balanced for plant growth. Because of this, a grower must take into account the PAR reading in regards to Chlorophyll A, B, and C and the PPFD to gain a true prospective of the quality and quantity of light.
What is Micromoles per Joule?
Umols per watt/joule. Using this metric provides some of the information but not all. This metric simply grade the efficiency of light consumed related to the usable plant light emitted. This metric does not take into account the quality or quantity of light. Example of this, an LED light with a poor grade in intensity could have a very high umol/watt conversation.