Customer Stories Jun 7, 2011

Algae to Omega Selects LumiGrow LED Solution for Energy-Efficient Indoor Algae Farm

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About Algae to Omega

Algae to Omega cultivates algae for high-value products including nutritional supplements, cosmetics and fish meal. The company’s 60,000 square foot indoor farm in Oakland Park, Florida receives natural sunlight during daylight hours. LumiGrow LED solutions provide supplemental lighting through the night.

2x Crop Yield

50% Less Energy Use than HIDs

Reduced Energy Bill

Why LumiGrow?

The use of LumiGrow systems allows Algae to Omega to significantly scale production within the same footprint, enabling the company to meet fast-growing market demand while it minimizes environmental impact and operating costs. Without the LumiGrow lights, Algae to Omega would need twice the space to produce the same amount of crops.

“As a company committed to green technologies, we were drawn to the LumiGrow solution’s demonstrated ability to cut energy use and costs by half versus traditional greenhouse lighting systems,” said Geronimos Dimitrelos, CEO of Algae to Omega. “But what really drove our selection is that the LumiGrow system’s adjustable color spectrum makes it the best choice for boosting algae growth.” Mr. Dimitrelos added, “The algae grown under the 23 LumiGrow fixtures we have already installed is a vibrant healthy green.”

“We’re delighted that the LumiGrow solution is helping Algae to Omega realize their vision of a highly productive and cost-efficient vertical farm.”

Among Algae to Omega’s corporate objectives is to be a no-waste facility. This policy extends to lighting. Unlike other greenhouse lighting systems that emit broad swaths of the color spectrum unusable by plants, all light emitted by the LumiGrow solution elicits healthy plant responses. Further, Algae to Omega technicians can adjust the LumiGrow system’s color output to meet the algae’s specific photosynthesis requirements. This precision yields energy savings of greater than 50 percent as compared to other lights.

“Algae to Omega sets an example of how forward-thinking growers innovate to keep abreast of changing market conditions,” said the CEO of LumiGrow. “We’re delighted that the LumiGrow solution is helping Algae to Omega realize their vision of a highly productive and cost-efficient vertical farm.”

Summary
  • Problem. Needed to increase production without energy bill hike
  • Solution. Installed energy-efficient LumiGrow fixtures to provide 24/7 lighting
  • Results. Twice the algae crop in the same footprint with half the energy use of HID lights
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