The commercial horticulture industry is on the same trajectory we saw play out in Silicon Valley. From the smartphones in our pockets to the smart appliances in our homes, technology is radically changing the world around us. Similarly, the commercial cannabis industry is experiencing a seismic change, which is being driven by the compound semiconductor and its application in LED lighting. The opportunity to use our collective experience to help farmers produce more nutritious crops and more efficacious medicine is a powerful movement.
The core mission at Fluence Bioengineering is to help growers achieve their cultivation and business growth objectives while simultaneously reducing the associated input costs and resources. This equips our customers with the power to price their products strategically in an industry that is starting to experience price compression in various markets.
Our commercial LED grow lights are designed around three financial drivers to help our clients achieve their cultivation and business objectives:
- Increase revenue per square foot;
- Reduce operating costs per pound of finished product; and
- Deliver consistent, high-quality, year-round crop production.
To ensure our customers are successful in this dynamic market, we are continuously gaining valuable insights from our industry partners, and we repeatedly ask, “How can we improve?” At any given time, we are working with multiple partners and research institutions around the world to explore novel ways we can use lighting systems to produce quantifiable and repeatable results. Specifically, we run controlled environment experiments to understand how photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), spectral composition and photoperiodic light treatments can increase yield and alter cannabinoid profiles and terpene expression.
“We want to grow high-quality products, and to do this you need the latest research and the latest technology. With Fluence we have found a partner in both.” - Allison Justice, Ph.D., VP of Cultivation at OutCo
We are not interested in marketing untested LED products to drive near-term sales growth; instead, we want to drive the innovation that will position the cannabis industry as a technology leader in the global agriculture market.
All Fluence LED-based solutions are designed and built in the United States using a combination of state-of-the-art robotics and hand-assembly in our Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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