Former Canadian Bell Pepper grower Sunmaster Produce, recently became a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the limited private Ontario corporation, Medisun Inc. For their state-of-the-art production facility, they have chosen a 100% LED lighting solution with the water-cooled Oreon Grow Lights.
With Medisun’s growing expertise, they plan to produce 100,000 kgs. of medical grade cannabis per year. To reach this production they have been searching for an LED light supplier who could meet their high standards and demands. Medisun was looking for robust LED light fixtures that could withstand the harsh greenhouse conditions and provide, efficient and uniform light distribution.
“We have known Oreon for a long time”, Laust Dam, COO of Medisun says. “We have followed their extensive testing on cannabis crops with the well-known Dutch testing facility at Wageningen University & Research. Their powerful and compact LED light fixtures can hang under the trusses and still distribute the light uniformly, which diminishes shade from natural sunlight in our greenhouse. The water cooling saves us energy costs and stabilizes the climate inside the greenhouse. It is our aim not only to produce the highest quality product but to also produce this product in the most sustainable way. Oreon fixtures were the obvious choice.”
For the installation Medisun has chosen JV Energy, a subsidiary of Dutch company Voshol Warmte- en Electrotechniek. They are experienced with the installation of Oreon systems in Europe and now also in Canada. “We have installed several lighting installations for Oreon. The combination of high efficient LED lighting and water cooling is very innovative and proven. The water cools the fixtures and transports the heat out of the greenhouse. If necessary, the heat from the warm water can be re-used which makes the entire system even more sustainable”, Jan Voshol CEO of JV Energy states.
“Of course, we are delighted that Medisun has chosen our fixtures. The Medisun team are extremely experienced greenhouse growers. Medisun’s quality and yield always achieve the highest standards. Their choice for Oreon makes us very proud and verifies the quality of our fixtures. The world’s highest LED light output and efficiency, together with a compact robust fixture with perfect light distribution is what the industry needs. Only Oreon can offer that without adding additional heat to the greenhouse. We strongly believe that this technology serves all demands of today’s leading greenhouse growers”, Jan Mol Director of Oreon says.
Oreon will be attending the MJBiz conference in Las Vegas from 14th till 16th November 2018.