GrowFlux has recently partnered with Icelandic horticultural lighting firm ABC Lights to commercialize intelligent horticultural lighting systems for the Icelandic greenhouse market. GrowFlux will integrate its IoT controls technology, GrowFlux Mesh wireless connectivity, into ABC Lights' high performance luminaires, enabling automated and software controlled smart greenhouse lighting.
Horticultural lighting represents one of the highest operating costs in a greenhouse, and intelligent control of horticultural lighting allows greenhouse growers to minimize the crop's energy footprint and enhance crop quality. The integration between the two companies will result in intelligent lighting systems optimized for Iceland's unique climate and energy resources.
In recent years, greenhouse agriculture in Iceland has received substantial investment. Iceland's vast geothermal energy resource allows for year-round greenhouse cultivation to be far more competitive compared to other regions, since heating energy represents a significant operating cost. GrowFlux's intelligent controls will allow ABC Light's horticultural lighting systems to minimize the amount of grid sourced energy necessary to grow crops, further reducing the operating cost of these modern greenhouses.
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