LumiGrow Pilot customers have the Sun Manage their lights with Grow Light Sensor
LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company, revealed that they have begun a pilot program for the industry’s first dynamic horticultural grow light sensor. The grow light sensor works in tandem with LumiGrow LEDs to target the precise amount of light that a plant receives. By specifying precise light levels, greenhouse crops can experience perfect lighting conditions regardless of changes in weather or other light-limiting factors.
The LumiGrow Grow Light Sensor works in conjunction with the LumiGrow SmartPARTM Wireless Control System, a cloud-based software that empowers growers to schedule changes in light intensity and spectrum by zone. The sensor measures how much of the sun’s light enters the greenhouse, then feeds this information into the SmartPARTM System to automatically adjust LumiGrow LEDs and manage precise light levels inside the greenhouse.
By having lights that ramp up or down due to outside conditions, LumiGrow is taking grow light technology further away from static full-power settings, a potentially wasteful and expensive strategy. Traditionally, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps were an industry standard, but as with many older technologies there have been limitations. When creating a lighting strategy that optimises growth while maximising growers’ profits, HPS technology cannot adjust to changes in crop production requirements.