• that feed huge growth in Israel’s medical cannabis market

    New partnership combines REMY’s local roots and Fluence’s expertise in lighting for  crop production to help cultivators deliver quality, quantity, and cost efficiency. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Sep. 1st, 2020) - Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence) has partnered with REMY 108 LTD (REMY) in Israel to bring energy-efficient LED lighting to commercial crop production in the...

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  • 06/2020

    I am writing this article because - still today, in June 2020, when talking about agronomic lighting I am asked how many lumens my lighting fixture emits or to what lux level I plan the system.The point of this article is to explain why these parameters are incorrect for agronomic lighting, to explain why, in my opinion, they were used and to introduce the correct parameters...

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  • 03/2020

    Greenhouses and indoor growing facilities which use technological and precision farming techniques to grow food and cannabis are heavy energy consumers.In California, for example, power consumption for cannabis growing facilities accounts for 3% of the state’s total power consumption. In Denver, Colorado it is closer to 4%.  In the entire United States, as of May 2019, cost of...

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  • 09/2019

    In growth protocols there are multiple links and relationships between different parameters (air, water, lighting, fertilizer etc.)This next article is a bit more on the technical side and I hope will interest you. My main goal is that after reading, you understand the importance of the links between the different parameters and why it is vital to have a comprehensive understanding of the...

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  • 05/2019

    The relationship and work with a lighting provider in a regular project such as building an office or road, industrial or commercial building will usually end once the products have been delivered to the project site. Later interaction will then be for service, warranty or other projects.This is different with an agronomic lighting project.Where, with office lighting, all that remains after...

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  • 04/2019

    Characterizing an agronomic lighting solution is a process that requires answering many questions and making decisions in many different fields.I explained the basics in three questions in the proper characterization of an agronomic lighting solution. I will address choosing the correct lighting supplier in ask yourself at least 4 questions while choosing your agronomic lighting...

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  • 03/2019

    The basis for the correct characterization of an agronomic lighting solution stands on answering three questions.Of course, in order to reach the optimal result, it's very important to also answer a lot of other questions. However the basis is in answering these three questions and the relationship between them.1. Which spectrum do I need?Agronomic light spectrums need to suit the plant,...

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  • 01/2019

    One of the rough divisions that can be made in agronomic lighting is between photoperiodic and photosynthetic lighting. This is one of the first questions I ask with each request I receive. These are two very different things, needing different resources, having different effects and used for different goals.  I'll try to give a basic explanation which will help to understand the...

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  • 11/2018

    Let's start with the warning: at the end of this article there's a section of technical information mixed in with marketing content.I feel there isn't enough emphasis on the sensitive relationship between LED lighting and heat.I think that it's due to people's lack of knowledge, and the spreading of a myth that I am about to bust.The myth - LED lighting doesn't give...

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  • 10/2018

    I estimate it will take around 6-7 minutes to read this article, so, not to waste time, let's start from the end - it is not possible.  In a milder tone, it's almost impossible for the average grower who doesn't have a complete experimental lab with technology specific to the subject.  In many cases, during conversations with customers, I am asked, "Which...

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  • 07/2018

    Why is professional agronomic light planning so important to agriculture, and which points should we pay attention to?When planning agronomic lighting for agriculture, the emphasis is on different parameters than light planning for spaces meant for people.Our expectations for these lighting plans are different because the users, conditions and end results are completely different.When lighting...

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  • 04/2018

    I receive a lot of requests from growers and entrepreneurs who need supplemental lighting for greenhouses. The problem is, that in many cases, these people don't know how to define their needs. This wouldn't be a big deal if the cost of lighting wasn't so high. In some cases the cost of a lighting system can be more expensive than building a whole greenhouse without lighting.Photosynthetic...

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  • 03/2018

    In this article I will talk about the rough division into four layers that are worth considering in commercial lighting.This article doesn't claim that these are the only layers, but I can certainly say that anyone who has addressed these 4 has done his due diligence in finding a good solution for lighting a commercial space.When I write "commercial space" my intent is a store,...

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  • Part I - Background and properties of the market for agricultural LED grow lights

    Let's start at the end. I make a living selling and advising on LED lighting. From this, some of you will feel that this article was written subjectively, and that is your right. I can promise one thing, I will not deceive you, I will present things as I see and understand them and most importantly, with the basic principle that rules all our professional activities in REMY, which is...

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  • Part II – Pros and cons of the technology

    LED grow lights for medical cannabis is a subject both interesting and complicated. This article is in three parts:In part I, I talked about background and properties of the market for agricultural LED grow lights.In part III, I will talk about how to select the most suitable product.* I stated my full disclosure in the beginning of part I.Welcome to part...

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  • Part III - How to choose the most suitable product

    If you've been working in order, you've already read the first part of this article which deals with background and properties of the market for agricultural LED grow lights in cannabis growing, the second part, which deals with the pros and cons of the technology and you've certainly read my full disclosure in part one.Naturally, this brings you to part III...

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  • 11/2017

    There are many things that need to be taken into account when we start planning and choosing lighting for different applications.In the following article I will try to present the main considerations as guidelines for planning. There are many more things that need to be considered, but here I will present what I feel, are the main and most important ones.  1. What is the use for the...

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  • The brilliant indoor benefits of LED grow lights

    An interesting read: an article in the Guardian by James Wong which talks about LED grow lights.Last winter James started experimenting with LED grow lights in his small apartment. Nine months down the line he is a total convert.In the article, James writes about the new generation of LED grow lights. The new lighting is effective, cool-running and costs a fraction of the price of the older...

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  • 10/2017

    Finally we are allowed to publish, that a secret, innovative fresh new project has been finalized by our colleagues in PARUS EUROPE. The client asked for an oxygen rich, fresh working environmentThe project is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It included the construction of special, open grow cabinets, as well as designating plants which would best attain the goal ,along with designing...

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  • 09/2017

    Light for crop growing is very complex, exact and specific to each goal. This field demands patience, constant study and expertise.Let's take a situation where two different lights are installed to light plants under the same conditions. When we put a PARMETER under the fixtures we get identical readings, however the plants react differently to each light. How does this happen? What does...

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  • 06/2017

    LED lighting for crops brings benefits similar to those of the commercial industrial market - saving power and operating costs, controlling light colors and photometry. But plants have different lighting needs than humans.Human-centered parameters such as luminous efficacy (lm/w) or color rendering index (CRI) may not always be good indicators of the effectiveness of lighting...

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  • 05/2017

    A lot has been said about the LED revolution in the lighting world.LED technology brings to the global lighting market a change on a level that hasn't occurred in 130 years, since Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb.LED lighting brings many benefits to the industrial market, or to street lighting for example, but still hasn't changed the way a warehouse, factory, office...

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  • 05/2017

    LED lighting technology brings with it a revolution in indoor farming and greenhouse crops.Advanced agriculture and specifically indoor farming is a different and relatively new field.A vertical farmer is a different breed of farmer, and should have a research side to their personality. Unlike the magic of traditional farming, which has an intuitive aspect, indoor horticulture is scientific,...

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  • 02/2017

    We spend most of our day at work.Are we paying enough attention to the energy invested above our heads?Here are five tips that will save you thousands in electricity bills in the office 1) Turn off the lightAs simple as it sounds, this is the cheapest, easiest and most effective method. Invest in educating the employees, raise awareness and introduce proper procedures. There's no...

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