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White Papers

The science behind our technology.

In the last white paper, the concept of dynamic lighting was introduced and four key criteria that a truly dynamic solution needs to meet were identified.
The term “dynamic lighting” is becoming more common in the world  of  precision  agriculture.  The  concept  of  dynamically controlling  artificial  light  is  in  its  infancy,  and  as  such  the definition of exactly what constitutes “dynamic lighting” is not always   consistent   between   sources.   Sollum   Technologies identifies four fundamental criteria for its lighting technology to be truly dynamic
The previous white paper focused on seasonal and daily changes to light quality (i.e., spectrum) and quantity (i.e., intensity and photoperiod), which significantly impact plant growth and development. While the impact of light quantity may appear more obvious, that of light quality is more abstract due to the nanoscopic nature of light. With light quantity, we can easily discern whether light is more intense and whether the day is longer or shorter.
As climate change threatens the concept of traditional growing seasons and as communities push for more local agriculture, the idea of being able to de-seasonalize production offers increased productivity and opportunities for greenhouse growers. To fully grasp how Sollum Technologies’ solution can effectively support this transition, we must better understand how natural light changes seasonally and why this variation affects plant growth.
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