Chameleon Grow Systems announces release of Solar Genesis

Chameleon Grow Systems announces release of Solar Genesis

Company says research shows that plasma lighting produces better vegetables

July 23, 2012

Chameleon Grow Systems announced the releasing of its Solar Genesis plasma horticulture lighting. According to the company, research shows that plasma lighting produces better vegetables than traditional greenhouse lighting.

“We have been testing this light source for the past three years, and the full-spectrum nutritional light-energy produced by plasma lighting has produced excellent results,” said Chris Pieser, Founder and President, in a recent press release. “What differentiates us from the other manufacturers of plasma lighting is our proprietary reflector design, camera quality glass and the optical glass coating incorporated into our products.”

Chameleon Grow System says plasma lighting technology is in a constant state of development; by the end of the year the light output will double, making it better suited to take on the massive job of lighting greenhouses.

“We are focused on third-party scientific research to validate this technology and will not recommend our product until we are certain that plasma lighting is the right fit for the grower’s application,” said Pieser.

Chameleon Grow Systems is in its second year of research collaboration with Chiwon Lee, professor of plant sciences at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.

According to a recent press release, Lee is publishing his third paper and will be sharing the results at the upcoming American Society of Horticulture Science Annual Conference in Miami on July 31 to Aug. 3.

Some highlights of his studies include:
•    Plasma vs. HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Lighting - Romaine Lettuce Growth Study
Controlled Environmental Agriculture: Plasma lighting produced 311 percent more fresh weight in 33 percent less time utilizing 33 percent less electricity.
•    Plasma vs. HPS - Tomato Growth Study
Greenhouse Supplemental Lighting: Plasma lighting produced a 38 percent increase in fruit count with a 21 percent increase in fruit weight. In addition, plasma lighting produced more root mass, thicker stems and shorter inter-nodal growth. Plants under plasma lighting were also first to flower, first to fruit and had larger more consistent fruit with higher nutritional value and better taste. Plasma lighting is ideal for all stages of plant growth (seed germination, vegetation and flowering).

Chameleon Grow Systems says its Solar Genesis plasma lighting features includes full-spectrum nutritional light-energy, longer lifespan, less heat, less electrical usage and a rapid return on investment in comparison to traditional high intensity light sources. Robust product design characteristics includes salt water corrosion resistance, wet location rating, camera quality optics, aircraft quality construction and a 10-year limited warranty.

A complete list of published magazine articles and scientific research studies is available upon request.

To learn more, visit, or contact the company at or (407) 704-5000.