Horticultural Grow Lights
Lighting is the essential factor for controlled-environment agriculture. Cubic Grow Systems delivers smart solutions for indoor and greenhouse environments. In the lighting industry a lot of terms are used and that can be confusing. Therefore below you can download "Terms of Lighting." A document that enlightens you about lighting.
Horticulture, or indoor agriculture, is developping fast. New species crops, all kind of measuring systems, substrates etcetera. Lighting is also part of that. For decades, products were grown in different places. Depending on the local climate conditions and amount of sunlight available. After a periode of time and because production needed to take place local greenhouses were developped with HPS lighting solutions. This still works great but brings rather high costs of energy. Sustainability becomes more and more important. Better results with less energy costs. The biggest results were made by new, enhanced cultivars. The last years developments in lighting were key for tomorrows grown crops. Not only in a greenhouse, but also in an indoor facility. LED grow lights with options in spectrum, is a hugh step forward.
Together with our supplier(s) we can offer suitable LED Grow Light application to any request for professional Horticulture / greenhouse farm or Indoor farm market.
Below the options with LED to achieve the different goals explained:
1. Top Lighting solutions
As the alternative for HPS in a greenhouse environment or indoor grow facility. Artificial lighting solutions above crops. We currently sell a variaty options:
See our Top Lighting products
2. Intracanopy LED solution
Intracanopy LED lighting system proven to substantially increase high-wire crop yield, including tomatoes, peppers & cucumbers. Next to these crops also usable in berries and strawberries. See here our Intracanopy LED
3. Multi-layer cultivation
A (vertical) multi-layer growing environment requires an optimal lighting solution. Important to know for a suitable solution is the mounting height and needed μmol/s. Most of the time the distance between bottom and top, next layer, in a Vertical Farming setup is between 15 to 60cm. There are situations thinkable were that distance is 60 up to 90cm. That, as you can imagine, could indicate a different approached LED solution. Check our Multi-layer solutions
In the case of exposure to natural light, the crop becomes active due to this intensity. Activity increases as the temperature does (to some extent, of course). This has the impact of promoting crop growth, oxygen release, and water absorption.
It often comes from sunshine, and as the intensity rises, so does the temperature. HPS/SON-T lights produce a similar result. But SON-T is mostly made of heat, with a minor amount of light. Only a small quantity of grow light is present in this light.
LED lighting is highly particular; it is a light recipe developed to fit the needs of the crop, the stage of cultivation, and the grower's objectives. It affects the cultivation approach.
Light spectrum produced by a light source contains different wavelengths of energy. For growing crops, the known usable spectrum is between 380nm tot approx. 780nm (nm = nanometer). So, with LED there are options on spectrum, and they can be used as a specific light recipe to your crops.
Cubic Grow can offer a variety of spectra towards the plant stage, growing goals etc. Common color of spectrum with LED: Purple, Pink and White (sunlight spectrum).
Together with our Grow Light suppliers we can prepare a custom-made light plan for you request and advise on spectrum, fixture type and more.