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Sollum Technologies provides LED light solution for Ontario greenhouses

As part of a succession plan, Integral Farms is branching into greenhouse horticulture along with Sollum's lighting solution.

March 7, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Photo Credit: CNW Group/Sollum Technologies

LED lighting supplier Sollum Technologies has provided an LED lighting solution for Integral Farms Produce Inc., a family-owned, Mount Brydges, Ont.-based grower that is branching into greenhouse horticulture.

As part of the succession plan to hand over the business to the next generation, company owner Michael Arts has installed a lighting solution that will be implemented in its tomato greenhouses to cover a five-acre section of production.

“Currently, in the LED light market, there seems to be a lot of unknowns in regards to spectrums, how to grow under LEDs, etc., and Sollum at this moment in time seems to be the ideal choice to fine-tune and hopefully ‘future-proof’ the fixtures we install so we can benefit in the long term from our investment in this lighting system,” Arts said. “I believe the market for LED lighting will see rapid changes in the future as we find out what’s best.”


The LED lighting was supplied through electrical contractor Vassallo Electric.

Integral Farms has been involved in the swine and crop production industry for multiple generations, both in Canada and in the Netherlands. Prior to their venture into greenhouse horticulture, they produced a diverse range of crops including corn, soy, beans, potatoes, and processing vegetables.

“We’re dedicated to providing our local communities with high-quality, Canadian-grown, greenhouse vegetables,” Arts said. “I hope to leverage my experience from other areas of our company into our new greenhouse operation, for which we already have expansion plans in the near future to turn it into a year-round production site specializing in a core category of tomatoes.”

Founded in 2015, Sollum Technologies is headquartered in Montreal.

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