HelioCORE connects Heliospectra's LX60 adjustable spectra and LX50 high voltage intelligent LED lighting solutions with sensors and schedule functions for real-time light adjustments. Growers monitor and manage lights or alerts across a facility via mobile phones, tablets or laptops to streamline operations.
"Operations and cultivation teams require a reliable, proven solution that directly impacts business performance and also facilitates or streamlines daily work," said Ali Ahmadian, CEO Heliospectra. "HelioCORE gives businesses an unrivaled solution when it comes to controlling harvest and production cycles with dynamic, immediate light adjustments and the cost-effective use of resources."
The initial release of the HelioCORE control software in early 2018 offers cultivation teams three control modules:
- DLI Controller: Greenhouse growers can regulate supplemental light use to reach Daily Light Integral (DLI) targets, supporting optimal plant growth and prioritizing lamp use at times of day when energy costs are lowest.
- On Target: Indoor growers can establish constant Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) levels to maximize plant efficiency and photosynthesis with optimum light intensity. Greenhouse growers automate dynamic light response to changes in weather, low light seasons, natural light conditions and plant sensor feedback.
- Schedule: Cultivation teams can extend the photoperiod for long-day crops or induce flowering to accelerate harvest and shave days off production cycles. Growers can apply pre-set schedules and build a robust library of lighting strategies and treatments for specific crops or growth stages in sole-source indoor or supplemental lighting environments.