By using a dedicated light recipe for cannabis, plant characteristics can be steered. You can steer certain specific compounds meeting your customers requirement and differentiate yourself in the market.
Predictable production is key
By using LED light, the climate in the greenhouse or sole source facility can be controlled more easily. LED light comes with hardly any heat; thus the climate can be steered more easily. This results in consistent quality with the right composition of compounds, the same quantity year-round to simplify logistical planning and guarantee reliable manufacturing. You will harvest right when you need it free of contamination and without the use of pesticides.
High sustainable production
Growing your cannabis with the use of LED will generate higher yield per square meter compared to growing with other light sources. The right light optimizes photosynthesis and flower production and improves your numbers. Furthermore it uses the lowest possible energy input with a maximum production per Watt, a minimal use of water and nutrients, and a great working environment.
We see faster bloom cycles and an increase in density and overall quality of the flowers”
Mads Pedersen - CEO Aurora Nordic - Denmark
Medicinal Cannabis Blog
Higher, better quality yield with intercanopy lighting in medical cannabis cultivation
Cannabis is a light-loving crop. Light levels up to 1000 umol/m2/s in indoor facilities are fairly common.
The role of sensors and data collection in a successful vertical farm
Sensors and data play a pivotal role in vertical farming and they’re ready to transform the future of vertical farming. It is all because sensors enable us to monitor these growth conditions, recognize anomalies and identify problems as early as possible.
Delivering light below the canopy of a crop, the Philips GreenPower LED interlighting is a bi-directional grow light that delivers light to lower leaves. Philips LED interlighting is ideal for tall crops with broad canopies like hemp, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Add growth-stimulating light to your closed-environment, multi-layer cultivation setup with the Philips GreenPower LED production module. Low radiative heat allows placement for lettuce, leafy greens, herbs as well as tissue culture and seedlings.
High levels of radiant heat can stress or even burn the plants. With LED lighting you can control heat and light separately. You can apply higher levels of light to plants with 67% less radiant heat than HPS lighting. A lower crop temperature means you will have to raise the ambient temperature in your greenhouse and manage the related change in humidity.
More light, less radiant heat
One important aspect is understanding how to grow your crops with LED lighting. When comparing the energy balance of LED lighting versus HPS lighting, the conversion of electricity into light and heat is different. Using the same amount of energy, LED-modules deliver more light and less radiant heat. This does call for new growth strategies for high-wire crops.
Where to Buy
Philips LED horticulture products and sold through a global network of certified horticulture partners. If you’re a commercial grower or investor and are ready to learn more about Philips LED grow lights for a commercial application, please contact a horti partner in your area.