lighting for your cultivation environment

urban-gro’s experience with warehouse and greenhouse lighting strategies helps you to maximize your space and reduce your lighting count and costs.

Cannabis Lighting Process

Every light is designed with a different purpose in mind. There are different lights for indoor warehouse facilities where the lighting system provides 100% of the available light for Cannabis growth versus in greenhouses, where fixtures supplement the light delivered by the sun. In greenhouse environments, it’s imperative to measure how much light the sun actually produces each day (a figure that fluctuates throughout the year) in order to appropriately complement with light fixtures that will not create shadowing during hours of sunlight and adjust to reach the optimal collective light levels. From there, once facility type is identified there are lights designed specifically for the various stages of plant growth, from cloning, to vegetative, to blooming stages.

Given the important relationship between light conversion and the growth of the cannabis plant, urban-gro guarantees the light levels in our design plans and lighting products.

Uniformity is a key metric that can affect every aspect of growing. Uniformed light means more uniformed growth which leads to higher yield.

Our Process to Cultivation Lighting

urban-gro lighting design and products help maximize the yields and profitability of new and existing cultivation facilities.

urban-gro prepares a complimentary light plan to ensure that light uniformity and light levels are adequate for your crop. Our professionally engineered plans guarantee light levels measured in μmol.

As a commercial Cannabis cultivator, you require the best lighting solutions to match your unique situation and address specific growing challenges and opportunities.

Your needs are a complex mix of technical and financial considerations that include available power or the need to upgrade, size of facility and square footage available for crop, accessibility to crop for care, height between crop and fixture, upfront capital outlay, ongoing costs for electricity, production goals, maintenance costs, and usable life of lighting systems.

Maximizing Efficiency

Efficiency is key – Don’t waste light

The lowest lighting system costs are realized when an efficient fixture is paired with canopy photon capture.

Light Choice and Reflectors

In addition to the choice of light, the correct use of reflectors can benefit efficiency.

urban-gro supplies a large range of reflectors and fixtures. Each reflector has been developed to provide an optimum light distribution for Cannabis crops. Reflectors are used to ensure that the light penetrates deeper into the crop in the most efficient way possible. Each of the reflectors has its own specific properties and associated applications. All the reflectors have a very high performance and are easily removed from the fixtures for efficient cleaning and changing.

For example, Asymmetric reflectors allow for light to be directed only in the direction it is needed, thereby reducing waste on walls, pathways, etc. Our lighting experts can recommend different reflectors for different crops, and also for different building scenarios.

Utility Lighting Rebates

Let us help you get the most of out of your local utility efficiency programs.

Maximizing Efficiency

Efficiency is key – Don’t waste light

The lowest lighting system costs are realized when an efficient fixture is paired with canopy photon capture.

Light Choice and Reflectors

In addition to the choice of light, the correct use of reflectors can benefit efficiency.

urban-gro supplies a large range of reflectors and fixtures. Each reflector has been developed to provide an optimum light distribution for Cannabis crops. Reflectors are used to ensure that the light penetrates deeper into the crop in the most efficient way possible. Each of the reflectors has its own specific properties and associated applications. All the reflectors have a very high performance and are easily removed from the fixtures for efficient cleaning and changing.

For example, Asymmetric reflectors allow for light to be directed only in the direction it is needed, thereby reducing waste on walls, pathways, etc. Our lighting experts can recommend different reflectors for different crops, and also for different building scenarios.

Utility Lighting Rebates

Let us help you get the most of out of your local utility efficiency programs.

Assessing Needs

urban-gro lighting design and products help maximize the yields and profitability of new and existing cultivation facilities.

By answering these four essential questions we are able to provide you with a customized complimentary lighting design plan to help improve your cultivation, maximize your yield, and get the best value—both in terms of the lighting system as well as the associated impact on the power grid.

The ultimate goal is to evaluate the initial capital cost of fixtures per photon delivered. We do this by asking:

1.

What is the efficiency of the fixture? (measured in μmoles/watt)

2.

Is the spectrum correct for the stage of growth?

3.

What is the target intensity for each stage of growth?

4.

What is the capital cost per photon delivered to the plant canopy?

Complimentary Lighting Plans for Cannabis Growers

When urban-gro works with Cannabis cultivators, we help them to answer the four essential questions. Then urban-gro prepares a free light plan to ensure that light uniformity and light levels are adequate for your crop. Our professionally engineered plans guarantee light levels measured in μmol.

“urban-gro gives you a free lighting plan which GUARANTEES light levels. No other company offers this type of guarantee.”

-SHELLY PETERSON