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    Zenabis is working with Signify on cultivation research for its indoor farm


    Markham, Canada – Zenabis Global Inc., a leading licensed producer of cannabis, is collaborating with Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, to determine how to improve cannabis cultivation best practices. The research project will evaluate yield, energy savings, electricity input (kWh) per gram, cannabinoid content, and plant morphology. Signify is supporting the research through on-site and off-site plant specialist support for Zenabis’ indoor facility in Atholville, NB.

    Zenabis is seeking a better balance between light and temperature, energy input, and improvement on plant quality. The trial being conducted compares a full high-pressure sodium (HPS)-lit cultivation area with a hybrid lighting solution that combines HPS and LED (50/50). Total light level is 800 µmol which is the equivalent of 34.5 Mol over a 12-hour period in the flowering phase.
    Signify zenabis research collabration

    “We already installed Philips LED lights for cannabis production in our 1.2 ha (12.000 m2) greenhouse in Langley, BC and are now entering the indoor space with Signify as a research partner,” said Leo Benne, Chief Growing Officer and Director at Zenabis. “We value the full-service approach with Philips Horti LED Partners that really know their business and the plant specialist support Signify is providing really helps us apply this new LED/HPS strategy and get the most out of our crop.”


    Zenabis has approximately 6 acres of high-quality indoor facility space, as well as 10 acres of greenhouse space that will be dedicated to cannabis production once fully built-out. Their operations are strategically located on Canada’s East and West coasts, facilitating domestic distribution as well as international export (pending regulatory approval).

    Signify has built up a substantial track record in more than 400 projects in the horticultural lighting market since 1995, developing ways to apply lighting technology to crop farming. With cutting-edge LED innovations, the company can custom-build a science-based solution for growers. In the last few years there has been a surge in the legalization of medicinal cannabis in several regions around the world. This has led to growers seeking out more controlled and energy-efficient methods of cultivating these crops in greenhouses, including the use of LED lighting and tailor-made light recipes.

    For further information, please contact:


    Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify

    Daniela Damoiseaux

    Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69



    Signify Global Media relations - Professional Lighting

    Wendy Schellens

    Tel: +31 6 51 863 401


    About Signify  

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

    About Zenabis

    Zenabis is a significant Canadian licensed cultivator of medical and recreational cannabis, and a propagator and cultivator of floral and vegetable products. Zenabis employs staff coast-to-coast, across facilities in Atholville, New Brunswick; Aldergrove, Pitt Meadows and Langley, British Columbia; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Zenabis currently has 111,200 kg of licensed cannabis cultivation space across four licensed facilities. Zenabis has 3.5 million square feet of total facility space dedicated to a mix of cannabis production and cultivation and its propagation and floral business.

    Zenabis expects Zenabis Stellarton and Zenabis Langley facilities to join Zenabis Atholville in steady state production in 2020. The Zenabis brand name is used in the cannabis medical market, and the Namaste, Blazery, and Re-Up brand names are used in the cannabis adult-use recreational market.


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