LED company offers assessment program to Canadian and US growers
By Treena Hein
California-based LumiGrow LED greenhouse lighting company is now offering a ‘Fall 2012 pilot program’ available in Canada as well as the US. The program involves an assessment of a grower’s present greenhouse environment, crops and objectives, followed by a recommended lighting plan and its implementation.
Information about their lights from LumiGrow’s website:
Reduce Your Operating Costs
Energy-efficient LumiGrow Pro series lights cost between 40% to 70% less to operate compared to HID lamps. New sites see dramatically lower infrastructure costs because of reduced electrical requirements. LumiGrow lights also eliminate the need for ballasts and reflectors while they minimize cooling loads, accelerating your payback. Growers see electrical bills trimmed by approximately half, month after month, year after year.
How It Works
The Pro series equips growers with LED lights that output more red and blue in the essential PAR range than the industry’s most powerful conventional systems, including any high-intensity discharge (HID) fixture. Peerless in the industry, Pro 325 and Pro 650 lights double and quadruple, respectively, the brightness and efficiency of the LumiGrow ES330™ system, previously the industry’s most powerful LED light.
LumiGrow Pro 325 Horticultural Light
The Pro 325 system is engineered for commercial greenhouses and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) environments. Like all LumiGrow solutions, the Pro 325 light eliminates waste inherent to HID lights by focusing photons in plants’ primary response regions rather than in spectral regions plants can’t use. All of the light produced by the Pro 325 system is productive for plants, yielding 70% energy savings versus the 1000-Watt HID lights they replace.
LumiGrow Pro 650 Horticultural Light
The Pro 650 system raises the PAR bar for the entire horticultural lighting industry. The Pro 650 light is for growers and scientists who require red and blue PAR output greater than that of 1000-Watt HID lights without the costly energy demand of these fixtures. Energy savings versus a 1000-Watt HID light is approximately 40%.