EMERYVILLE, California — LumiGrow has launched its newest wirelessly controllable LED lighting system for commercial greenhouse and indoor crop production. The LumiGrow TopLight is a powerful, versatile lighting solution built with various cost-saving optimizations for the professional crop cultivator, according to the company. These optimizations include a high photon flux (PPF) of 1440 micromoles per second (μmol/s), IP-67 rating, passive thermal management, versatile mounting options based on crop application, easy installation using quick-connect assembly, wireless control functionality and a five to seven-year warranty.
“We set out to build the world’s most rugged, easy to install, light fixture for commercial crop production,” said Jay Albere, COO of LumiGrow. “With the launch of our TopLight fixture, I’m proud to say that we’ve achieved this goal with a robust fixture design capable of being controlled by the industry’s most advanced lighting control system.”
The LumiGrow TopLight is a LED fixture comprised of 2 light bars powered by one TopLight Node, the industry’s first intelligent 3-channel power supply, according to the company. Each TopLight Node comes with ports for plugging in LumiGrow wireless control modules and light sensors for precision light management enabled by LumiGrow smartPAR control software.
“Increasing crop yield, improving quality and speeding up crop turn times are profitable production efficiencies readily improved using light.” said LumiGrow vice president of research, Dr. Melanie Yelton, “The key for commercial growers to realize when seeing these benefits isn’t that LED lighting simply achieves improvements in growth, but how to deploy light in a way that makes the most sense economically for their business. That’s why we’ve designed our TopLight with an adjustable light spectrum and dimmability when controlling your fixtures through our smartPAR Lighting Control Software. With smartPAR, your TopLight fixtures can automatically adjust to achieve ideal light conditions year-round, taking a lot of the guesswork out of optimizing your costs.”
Available in two spectrum options, the LumiGrow TopLight comes with either a 'Targeted' or 'Hybrid' LED array. Targeted Spectrum customers take advantage of the adjustable spectrum, according to the company., offering adequate broad spectrum for healthy plant development while putting most of your energy into the red and blue PAR ranges to drive robust photosynthetic growth. Hybrid Spectrum customers receive a “white-rich” array for similar growth to HID spectrum fixtures, with some improvements to the red and blue PAR ranges, all while using up to 50 percent less energy than the leading HPS fixtures.
LumiGrow Targeted Spectrum fixtures available now. Hybrid Spectrum fixtures available in Q4 2018.