Environmental factors like limited land, water use efficiency and climate changing are pushing food production to controlled environment facilities (CEA) and farmers are going under pressure to increase plant productivity at competitive price. Supplemental lighting provides substantially increased crop yield with a reduced growing time, which translates into additional revenue, however the high capital and operational costs associates with artificial lighting systems represent a major economical barrier for the feasibility of these systems.
PhytoSynthetix adaptive lighting system allow growers to achieve high production yields at a fraction of the energy consumption compared to other lights. The energy savings provided by our system makes this technology available for a vast range of greenhouse growers all around the country.
Problem to be Solved
Light levels are arbitrarily chosen and there is no control over the lighting systems other than turning it “on” and “off”. More problematic yet is the fact that nobody knows how efficiently the plants are using the provided artificial light. That results in wasted energy and poor predictability of crop production. Using lighting recommendations based on available historical weather data growers become exposed to one of the following problems: