Beyond PAR Lighting

How light affects plant growth outside of 400-700 nanometers Efforts are underway to establish minimum lighting requirements for indoor cultivation of plants. Lighting fixtures will have to produce a minimum PPF (Photosynthetic Photon Flux) of 1.6 μmol/Joule to meet this new standard. While this may sound like a step in a positive direction, this metric…

When it comes to Cannabis, not all µmole are created equal

A new grow lamp lighting standard could drastically affect licensed commercial cannabis growers. A subcommittee of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recently defined Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF) as the main metric to measure lighting for plant growth. Many organizations and utilities will likely adopt a PPF Standard of 1.6 µmol/second…