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Greenbelt Microgreens installs supplemental LED lights

Heliospectra announces an order from new customer Greenbelt Microgreens. Canada’s largest microgreens producer with greenhouses in Ontario and British Columbia will deploy Heliospectra LX50 series with adjustable spectra and software controls for consistent year-round yields and superior crop quality. The order is valued at CA$ 151,254.

Greenbelt Microgreens produces Certified Organic Microgreens, Microgreen Salads and Living Lettuces. The products are soil-grown using only all-natural, sustainable practices to ensure superior nutrition and flavor profiles.

Supplemental LED lighting solutions and the efficient use of resources become critical due to shorter daylight hours during the winter season as Greenbelt Microgreens scales to meet year-round consumer demand for their fresh, locally grown produce.



“Our consistency and yield requirements coupled with a very short growing cycle for microgeens demand uniform light distribution and intensity 365 days a year,” explains Ian Adamson, President and Founder of Greenbelt Microgreens. “Heliospectra’s advanced, but simple to use lighting controls and the team’s expertise in plant science present opportunity to further boost crop quality and performance.”

The industrial, high voltage Heliospectra LX50 lamp, developed with leading greenhouse growers in North America and Europe, delivers a high quality light spectrum and output. Heliospectra’s proprietary optics and versatile full spectrum are engineered to evenly disperse light across the plant canopy. Greenbelt Microgreens will implement the new lighting technology with Heliospectra’s CORTEX software controls as well as technical and financial services.

“Controlling the grow light is an essential part of our lighting solutions. Leading food producers like Greenbelt Microgreens turn to Heliospectra looking for a robust yet flexible product, allowing our customers to automate and take control of production. Being able to reach predictable harvest results and consistent high-quality is vital for their ability to compete and grow in the market,” said Ali Ahmadian, Chief Executive Officer, Heliospectra.

Delivery will take place and will be visible in the accounts in Q4.

For more information:
Heliospectra
Box 5401 SE-402 29 Göteborg Sweden
Phone: +46 31 40 67 10
Fax: +46 31 83 37 82
info@heliospectra.com
www.heliospectra.com

Greenbelt Microgreens           

Publication date: 11/7/2017

 


 

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