Case Studies


LumiGrow LED solutions are proven by commercial growers and researchers to provide the uniform PAR light plants crave – and there are the case studies to back it up. Plus, they cut lighting costs and energy consumption in half. To find out how LumiGrow smart horticultural lighting could benefit your organization, contact us »

Greenhouse Lighting

  • Problem. Optimizing a lighting strategy to balance energy and operational costs with ROI.
  • Solution. Implement LumiGrow energy-saving LEDs with a 50% utility rebate, and manage spectral control strategies using the SmartPAR Wireless Control System.
  • Result. Profound savings from low power consumption, reduced need for HVAC, utility rebates, and eliminating bulb maintenance needs.  Boosts in quality using automated spectral control strategies via SmartPAR.

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Tyler River Smart Farm

  • Problem. HID lights were wasteful and lacked spectral control.
  • Solution. Add supplemental LED lighting to improve quality and year-round production.
  • Result. Shortened harvest times and improved quality.

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Patterson Greenhouses

  • Problem. Increase yields without expense of expanding greenhouse.
  • Solution. Add supplemental LED lighting to enhance vine-crop growth.
  • Result. Spring yields increased by 35% and harvest time decreased by 2 weeks.

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Clean Fresh Food

  • Problem. HID lights were prohibitively expensive to operate.
  • Solution. Grow with LumiGrow Pro 325 fixtures.
  • Result. 70% reduction in monthly lighting energy costs.

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Barnes Greenhouses

  • Problem. Cuttings with weak stems, extended internode length and lack of color after transplant.
  • Solution. Add supplemental light to improve cutting health and vigor.
  • Result. High-quality rooted cuttings.

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Heil Fruit & Produce

  • Problem. Lost revenue during the four months of winter.
  • Solution. Grow crops in a greenhouse with LumiGrow Pro 325 fixtures.
  • Result. 38% increase in revenue.

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Sole-Source Lighting

Silver State Relief

  • Problem. Unmanageable heat from HPS increased electricity costs and maxed out HVAC infrastructure.
  • Solution. Specify LumiGrow LED lighting to to reduce light- and heat-related energy costs.
  • Result. Produce yields equal to HPS with 70% less power.

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Daily Harvest Aquaponics

  • Problem. Needed a low-maintenance, cost-effective way to light aquaponic warehouse crop.
  • Solution. Cooler running, high-output Pro 650 LED luminaires.
  • Result. 49% energy savings and 25% capital investment rebate from utility.

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TJ Technologies

  • Problem. High climate conditioning costs due to HID heat output in a controlled environment.
  • Solution. Implement cooler running Pro 325 LED luminaires.
  • Result. Reduced operating costs 70%.

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Green Winter Farms

  • Problem. Find an economically and environmentally viable alternative to HID lights.
  • Solution. Implement energy-efficient LED lighting, as suggested by the USDA Farm Services Agency.
  • Result. This thriving indoor farm, housed in a steel structure built to withstand the rigors of Alaskan winters, sells produce locally through Carr-Safeway grocery stores, farmers’ markets and restaurants.

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Algae to Omega

  • Problem. Increase production without energy bill hike.
  • Solution. Implement LumiGrow ES330 and LumiBar fixtures to provide 24×7 lighting.
  • Result. Twice the algae crop in the same footprint with half the energy use of HID lights.

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Algae Farm

  • Problem. Fluorescent lights provide suboptimal light, degrade rapidly and release mercury into the environment.
  • Solution. Implement RoHS-compliant LumiGrow ES330 fixtures for algae biomass production system.
  • Result. Achieve superior yields and year 1 savings of $400,000.

View the press release »

LumiGrow LED solutions are proven by commercial growers and researchers to provide the uniform PAR light plants crave. Plus, they cut lighting costs and energy consumption in half. To find out how LumiGrow smart horticultural lighting could benefit your organization, contact us »

Greenhouse Growers

  • Problem. Optimizing a lighting strategy to balance energy and operational costs with ROI.
  • Solution. Implement LumiGrow energy-saving LEDs with a 50% utility rebate, and manage spectral control strategies using the SmartPAR Wireless Control System.
  • Result. Profound savings from low power consumption, reduced need for HVAC, utility rebates, and eliminating bulb maintenance needs.  Boosts in quality using automated spectral control strategies via SmartPAR.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Tyler River Smart Farm
  • Problem. HID lights were wasteful and lacked spectral control.
  • Solution. Add supplemental LED lighting to improve quality and year-round production.
  • Result. Shortened harvest times and improved quality.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Patterson Greenhouses
  • Problem. Increase yields without expense of expanding greenhouse.
  • Solution. Add supplemental LED lighting to enhance vine-crop growth.
  • Result. Spring yields increased by 35% and harvest time decreased by 2 weeks.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Clean Fresh Food
  • Problem. HID lights were prohibitively expensive to operate.
  • Solution. Grow with LumiGrow Pro 325 fixtures.
  • Result. 70% reduction in monthly lighting energy costs.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Barnes Greenhouses
  • Problem. Cuttings with weak stems, extended internode length and lack of color after transplant.
  • Solution. Add supplemental light to improve cutting health and vigor.
  • Result. High-quality rooted cuttings.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Heil Fruit & Produce
  • Problem. Lost revenue during the four months of winter.
  • Solution. Grow crops in a greenhouse with LumiGrow Pro 325 fixtures.
  • Result. 38% increase in revenue.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Sole-Source Lighting

Silver State Relief
  • Problem. Unmanageable heat from HPS increased electricity costs and maxed out HVAC infrastructure.
  • Solution. Specify LumiGrow LED lighting to to reduce light- and heat-related energy costs.
  • Result. Produce yields equal to HPS with 40% less power.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Daily Harvest Aquaponics
  • Problem. Needed a low-maintenance, cost-effective way to light aquaponic warehouse crop.
  • Solution. Cooler running, high-output Pro 650 LED luminaires.
  • Result. 49% energy savings and 25% capital investment rebate from utility.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

TJ Technologies
  • Problem. High climate conditioning costs due to HID heat output in a controlled environment.
  • Solution. Implement cooler running Pro 325 LED luminaires.
  • Result. Reduced operating costs 70%.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Green Winter Farms
  • Problem. Find an economically and environmentally viable alternative to HID lights.
  • Solution. Implement energy-efficient LED lighting, as suggested by the USDA Farm Services Agency.
  • Result. This thriving indoor farm, housed in a steel structure built to withstand the rigors of Alaskan winters, sells produce locally through Carr-Safeway grocery stores, farmers’ markets and restaurants.

Read the success story »
Download the success story (PDF) »

Algae to Omega
  • Problem. Increase production without energy bill hike.
  • Solution. Implement LumiGrow ES330 and LumiBar fixtures to provide 24×7 lighting.
  • Result. Twice the algae crop in the same footprint with half the energy use of HID lights.

View the press release »

Algae Farm
  • Problem. Fluorescent lights provide suboptimal light, degrade rapidly and release mercury into the environment.
  • Solution. Implement RoHS-compliant LumiGrow ES330 fixtures for algae biomass production system.
  • Result. Achieve superior yields and year 1 savings of $400,000.

View the press release »

Research Downloads

How To Use Spectral Control For Cannabis Cultivation

The Spectral Control Guide was created by the LumiGrow Research Team to outline factors that should be considered when using spectrum control to grow Cannabis in a sole source environment. Working in-house and with research [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

Research Paper – “No Red” Light Treatment For Boosting Terpenes in Cannabis

Terpenes are an almost ubiquitous group of organic metabolites, produced mostly by plants, but also by some insects.  Most of the terpenes found in flowers are aromatic and contribute heavily to the smells we associate with flowers both [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Tags: |

Poster – Light Emitting Diodes as an Alternative to Cool White Fluorescents for Healing of Grafted Tomato Transplants

Previous work determined that light during the healing period influences morphology and quality of grafted tomatoes. Cool white fluorescent (CWF) at a photosynthetic photon flux of 100 μmol·m-2·s-1 is recommended for healing chambers. Light emitting diodes (LED) make possible optimizing the spectral requirements for healing.

By | October 25th, 2016|Tags: |

Poster – Effects of Adjustment to Spectral Ratios of Supplemental LED Lighting on Miniature Rose Growth and Morphology

Winter months in California have a Daily Light Integral (DLI) of 10-20, which is inadequate for optimal plant growth. To address this challenge, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are beginning to be used in preference over High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps for their higher energy efficiency and longevity.

By | October 25th, 2016|Tags: |

Poster – Light as a Growth Variable: Spectral Ratio Tuning of Cannabis spp. for Quality and Vigor

Recent increases in sole-source production of high value crops demands an increased understanding of light spectrum on plant morphology in order to optimize propagation, growth, and yield of plants. Traditionally, indoor cannabis production has primarily used High Pressure Sodium, or HPS, however the recent introduction of LED lighting has allowed for spectral control coupled with increased energy efficiency.

By | October 25th, 2016|Tags: |

Poster – Searching for an Optimum Supplemental LED Intensity for Winter Production of Cut Gerbera at Northern Latitudes

At higher latitudes, cut flower growers rely on supplemental lighting for maximizing production in the darker months. Horticultural LEDs have been proven to produce similar or better crops (in terms of yield and quality) compared with HPS; while also having longer lifespans, higher energy efficiencies & can be controlled in terms of spectral distribution & intensity. This project sought to determine the optimum light level for cut gerbera production during the 2015-16 supplemental lighting season (ie. Nov. thru Feb.) at higher latitudes

By | October 25th, 2016|Tags: |