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A programmable smart light solution using sunlight's full spectrum

September 2020


A programmable smart light solution using sunlight's full spectrum

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date September 18, 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications

Horticultural lighting systems are designed the same way lighting has been designed for over a hundred years: they consume a lot of electricity, have a short lifespan, emit pollutants, produce a fixed spectrum, aren’t programmable and lack integrated connectivity. Sollum Technologies addresses these challenges thanks to its programmable smart lighting solution that combines a programmable LED light fixture which recreates and/or compensates the full spectrum of the sun's natural light with a cloud-based platform predicated on intelligent algorithms that command and control the fixtures. Sollum’s simple and user-friendly SUN as a Service™ application enables greenhouse producers to program, adjust and modulate light fixtures according to their specific needs remotely and in real time to create optimal lighting conditions. The solution increases the productivity of greenhouse cultivation while improving quality and taste and reducing energy consumption.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Energy savings of over 30% compared to HPS solutions
  • Reduction in water consumption by 10% compared to HPS solutions

The Financial Benefits

  • Payback time compared to HPS solutions (5 years)
  • Productivity gains: 10 to 40% (depending on plant species)

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Company Profile

Sollum Technologies

LED by Nature™, our smart lighting solution dynamically modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light.

Headquarters Montreal, QC H2Y 1V8, Canada
Type Company
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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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