Langley City, British Columbia, Canada
For more than 30 years, Glenwood has grown bell peppers, mini peppers, cucumbers and mini cucumbers, as well as eggplants year-round, and distributes produce to regional grocery stores and retailers. A progressive grower in constant search of innovative cultivation solutions, Schlacht is already recording greater crop yields following the first harvests under Fluence’s VYPR LEDs.
Schlacht also noted a key advantage LEDs offer in comparison to HPS fixtures: the ability to increase light intensity by decoupling light and heat. Decoupling reduces the risk of overheating the facility and ensures control over environmental conditions, resulting in better plant morphology and improved yields. Schlacht achieved a photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) of 275 μmol/m2/s with Fluence’s VYPR system—about a 50 percent increase over Glenwood’s HPS PPFD of 180 μmol/m2/s.
With assistance from Fluence, its products and horticulture expertise, Schlacht and the Glenwood team achieved what every grower strives for: improving operational efficiency and conditions while enhancing top-line production performance.
50% increase in light intensity with Fluence’s LEDs
Greater crop yields following first harvest
Larger, more flavorful, healthier crops