2018-02-06

Heliospectra to Showcase HelioCORE Light Control System at Upcoming IPM Essen and Fruit Logistica

Heliospectra AB, specializing in intelligent LED lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, will demonstrate the company's intelligent lighting solutions, technical services, and new HelioCORE light control software at next week's IPM Essen in January 23-26, 2018, at Messe Essen in Essen, Germany, as well as the upcoming Fruit Logistica event in February 7-9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 
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2018-02-05

Panasonic Vertical Farm in Full Operation; Special Horticultural LED Lighting Deployed to Increase Vegetable Production

Multinational electronics company Panasonic will start growing and marketing high-value vegetables in China from March 2018 with its vertical farm in Suzhou. Those vegetables will be made into salads and sold to up to 30 shops in Suzhou and Shanghai.
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2018-01-29

Future Farm Provides LED Canada Update

Future Farm Technologies Inc. updated that its LED Canada division has made significant progress in the past quarter.
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2018-01-26

Speed Breeding with Specialized LED Lamps Cuts Crop Growth Time by Half

A group of scientists found a method to grow wheat twice as fast as the speed using standard approaches. This method can help feed the rapidly-growing population worldwide.
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2018-01-05

High-Performance Canadian Facility to Deploy Heliospectra LED Grow Lights for Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation in 2018

Heliospectra AB announces an order from a value-added reseller for a customer building a high-performance medicinal cannabis cultivation facility in Eastern Canada. The order for the Heliospectra LX60 intelligent LED lighting solution is valued at SEK 5,488,411 (USD $651,200).
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2017-12-25

Revered Implements Heliospectra Intelligent LED Lighting for Premium Cannabis Flower Cultivation and Highest Quality Extractions

Heliospectra AB, an expert in intelligent LED lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces an order from Revered of Aurora, Colorado. A respected leader in Colorado's medicinal and adult use cannabis market since 2014, Revered will install Heliospectra LX60 intelligent LED grow lights as the company continues to expand its cultivation, operations and branded product portfolio. The order is valued at 741,740 SEK ($88,130 USD).
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2017-12-06

Fluence Bioengineering to Increase Adoption of LED Grow Lights with Financing Options and Expansion into Europe

Fluence Bioengineering announces the appointment of Kurt Davis to Director of Fluence Capital and Dr. Theoharis Ouzounis to Business Development, Europe. Both roles will serve as new gateways to speed the adoption rate of LED horticulture lighting solutions across commercial produce, cannabis and ornamental crop production worldwide.
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2017-12-06

RPI Study Demonstrates that Both High Yields and Nutritional Quality of Leafy Greens Can Be Achieved With LUXEON SunPlus Lime LEDs

The study, utilizing a variety of commercial LEDs, compared the effectiveness of different LEDs on the growth of red lettuce Rouxai. The best combined yield and antioxidant concentrations in the lettuce was observed using LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs.
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2017-12-01

Fluence Bioengineering Launches New Vertical Farming Lighting Solutions

Fluence Bioengineering launched three new horticulture lighting solutions designed for the world’s largest vertical farms.
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2017-11-29

Global Fortune 500 AgTech Leader Continues Momentum with Heliospectra Intelligent Horticultural Lighting

Heliospectra AB announces a sixth order from a global Fortune 500 AgTech company. 
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2017-11-28

University of Adelaide Orders New Horticultural Lighting Solution from Heliospectra

Heliospectra AB announces an order from the University of Adelaide. The Plant Accelerator® at the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus has received a multi-million dollar investment to upgrade technologies and has selected Heliospectra LED Light Solutions to provide new LED lighting. The order is valued at $109,494 USD [SEK 909,000]. 
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2017-11-24

Philips Lighting to Install Its First LED Grow Light Project in New Zealand at Gourmet Mokai

Philips Lighting announced it has signed its first LED grow light project in New Zealand with Gourmet Mokai Ltd to improve the quality and cost efficiency of growing its popular Campari cocktail tomatoes.
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2017-11-24

Future Farm Releases LED Canada Update

Future Farm Technologies announced that its LED Canada division has made significant progress in the past quarter.
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2017-11-22

[Videos] Osram CTO Introduces New 6-inch Plant in Kulim

The company releases three videos in which Dr. Stefan Kampmann, CTO of Osram, talks about three important aspects of the new Kulim plant. 
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2017-11-08

Greenbelt Microgreens Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, specializing in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces an order from new customer Greenbelt Microgreens.
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2017-10-25

Epileds Reports Tepid 3Q17 Financial Results

Taiwan-based LED epi-wafer and chip manufacturer Epileds registered a lower revenue in 3Q17 than that in 2Q17 and the revenue fell from a year ago because of seasonality and factory relocation. Epileds is predicted to continue moving factories and purchase infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED machines in 4Q17. Epileds will mainly buy used machines and modify them by itself. The revenue in 4Q17 is estimated to be similar to that in 3Q17. Epileds' annual revenue is projected to stay flat, but gross margin will improve, and profit will possibly bounce back. 
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2017-10-19

Announcing the Formation of Hailux Lighting

A group of investors and LED lighting technology experts, announced the formation of Hailux Lighting, an innovative LED Technology company focused on the Horticultural Lighting Market and providing innovative LED COB products. Russell Hall, an early stage investor, will lead Hailux Lighting.
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2017-10-16

Macedonian Cultivation Facility Invests In Heliospectra LED Technology

Heliospectra AB (publ), an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new cooperation with NYSK Holdings, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia. The grower is partnering with Heliospectra to be able to supply patients with consistent, pharmaceutical-grade medicine for chronic diseases year-round. The investment is valued at around $125,000 (1,016,000 SEK).
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2017-10-03

Philips adds Ball Seed to North America Partner Network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Ball Seed, one of North America’s leading wholesale horticultural distributors.
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2017-09-30

The Grove Nevada Continues Monumental Business Growth and Standardization on Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

Rapid expansion of Las Vegas commercial cultivation facility relies on Heliospectra’s technology to control product consistency and crop quality
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2017-09-28

Lumileds Adds New Offerings to its Leading Portfolio of LEDs for Horticulture Lighting

Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. 
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2017-09-07

Active Grow SG300 LED Grow Light is the First to Receive the ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification

Active Grow, the next-gen horticulture lighting company’s Sweet Grass Series™ 300W LED Grow Light is the first to receive the new ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification from Intertek. Intertek has recognized the Active Grow SG300 LED grow light as a significant development in horticultural lighting technology, allowing the SG300 luminaire to be eligible for big rebates in commercial grow facilities.
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2017-09-07

Transcend Lighting Is Now Thrive Agritech

Transcend Lighting, Inc., leader in LED horticulture lighting, announced today it will be rebranding as Thrive Agritech, Inc. effective immediately. The change in name positions the company for future growth as a supplier of products that extend beyond lighting.
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2017-09-06

LumiGrow Partners with CF Industrial for Local Lighting Service in Ontario, Canada

LumiGrow Inc., a smart horticultural lighting company, announced in mid August their partnership with CF Industrial, a lighting and power solutions provider in Leamington, Ontario. The new partnership bolsters LumiGrow’s commitment to their Ontario greenhouse growers, further providing responsive local support for those implementing smart horticultural lighting for precision greenhouse management.  The CF Industrial team is yet another addition to LumiGrow’s Ontario-based services, as the company has already deployed plant science research support across the region.
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2017-09-06

Light Polymers to Debut GrowBlade™ Flat-Panel Growlights at NYC AgTechWeek

Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, is debuting their GrowBlade™ flat-panel horticulture lighting at the third annual NYC AgTech Week.
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2017-09-06

Osram Launches New Product Line for Horticultural and Architectural Lighting

The new Osconiq product line from Osram Opto Semiconductors will cover professional applications including linear and area lighting, high and low bay lighting and street lighting. The familiar Duris P products, which are currently being used for these applications, will be transferred to the new Osconiq line. The first member of the new family is the Osconiq P 2226 which, thanks to its exceptional robustness, extensive color portfolio and scalable current, offers impressive versatility.  
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2017-08-30

Philips Lighting Signs New Horticultural LED Lighting Project with Longtime Partner Wim Peters

Philips Lighting announced it has been awarded a new project with longtime partner Wim Peters, a high wire tomato growers in The Netherlands. Philips Lighting will again provide Peters with LED lighting for two greenhouses that he’s rebuilding after they were destroyed during a hailstorm in June 2016. The company will also provide LEDs for one new greenhouse that Peters is building to expand his business and meet the growing demand for LED grown tomatoes by his customers. The LED lighting will have higher light levels than the twenty kilometers of LED grow lights that Philips Lighting installed in the two greenhouses in 2013.
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2017-08-28

Heliospectra AB Half Year Report January - June 2017

Heliospectra AB, a Sweden-based company specializing in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, presented on 25th August their Half Year Report for 2017 today. The report was followed by a live interview with Heliospectra CEO Ali Ahmadian.
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2017-08-17

Prominent Italian Tomato Grower Gandini Antonio S.S. Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

A leading tomato producer in northern Italy invests in advanced LED technology to increase yield and improve plant quality. Heliospectra AB announces a new order from Heliospectra's Italian reseller Ageon S.r.l. The order goes to one of Italy's prominent commercial tomato producers Gandini Antonio S.S. located in northern Italy, with the goal to improve plant quality and increase yield. The order is valued at $99,000 (805,000 SEK).
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2017-08-16

MechaTronix - horticulture top lighting made easy

MechaTronix, one of the global market leaders in LED cooling, is broadcasting a clear message towards the horticulture market. “Although there are numerous opinions on the ideal spectrums and mixes of wavelengths, the world of horticulture top lighting is going to change drastically over the coming years, according Koen Vangorp, CEO of MechaTronix.”
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