Greenhouse growing is changing rapidly due to market opportunities, consumer demand for specific produce varieties, and the impact of new technologies such as dynamic LED lighting. Sollum Technologies offers fully dynamic LED fixtures and SUN as a service® (SUNaas) platforms that provide high-level control of greenhouse lighting. With access to hundreds of lighting programs, growers can tailor their lighting strategy for each cultivar, providing the exact amount of light each plant needs to grow without wasting energy on plants that don’t need it.
According to a recent white paper published by Sollum Technologies, different crops have different lighting requirements as it relates to photoperiod, spectrum, and light intensity, which can make it difficult to change crops and still get the most out of the greenhouse. However, a dynamic LED grow light solution allows growers to fine-tune their lighting strategy for each cultivar, providing the optimal lighting environment to increase yields, improve crop quality, and reduce energy costs.
Dynamic LED lighting offers real-time control of spectrum and intensity, which increases yield, quality, and taste and saves energy. Each plant species and cultivar has unique characteristics that influence their response to light, and to produce optimal yields and quality standards per cultivar, different lighting parameters are required per cultivar as it relates to spectrum, intensity, and photoperiod.
In conclusion, dynamic LED lighting is the future of greenhouse growing. With the ability to fine-tune lighting strategies for each cultivar, growers can create perfect lighting environments for crops all year long, change crops at any time, and adapt to plant and greenhouse conditions. By using dynamic LED lighting, growers can increase yields, improve crop quality, and reduce energy costs, which is essential for sustainable greenhouse growing.