- L.A. Family Farms reduces vegetative cycle from 16-18 days to 12-13 days
- L.A. Family Farms improve efficiency and reduce overhead costs
Philips GreenPower LED toplighting linear accelerates cannabis plant vegetative growth by 20% for L.A. Family Farms
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, installed Philips GreenPower LED toplighting linear at long-time cannabis cultivator, L.A. Family Farms in Los Angeles, California. The use of Philips LED has successfully reduced their vegetative cycle by nearly 20%. The Philips LED toplighting linear were installed in conjunction with Philips GrowWise Control Systems in L.A. Family Farms' two-tier veg room in their 28,000 square foot indoor cultivation facility.
L.A. Family Farms noted several improvements including tighter internode spacing, more consistent branching, and enhanced root development. These improvements not only improve efficiency, but also reduce overhead costs by utilizing less water in the growing cycle and running light for shorter durations. In addition, the Philips LED installation resulted in a reduction of the farm's veg time by almost 20%. "We were typically vegging anywhere from 16-18 days, now we are vegging anywhere from 12-13 days," said L.A. Family Farms' head grower and co-owner.
Fine-tuning the installation
L.A. Family Farms installed Philips toplighting linear in an efficient white spectrum with optimal light distribution in their veg room. The efficient white spectrum allows a normalized color rendering index (CRI) for workers to do proper pest scouting and crop inspection.
In their vegetative room, the Philips LED installation is connected to Philips GrowWise Control System, which provides maximum flexibility to adjust light intensity throughout the day and as the plants cycle through the vegetative phase. In the beginning of the vegetative phase the plants require less light intensity than in the later stage, Philips GrowWise Control System allows that with the dimming configuration.
Kenneth Turrentine, Commercial Leader USA for Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, said, "From L.A. Family Farms, we can see the advantage of using efficient white spectrum. The plants are more compact and grow in shorter periods, making them a strong starting point in the vegetative phase."
A beneficial partnership
In 2019, L.A. Family Farms built their new state-of-the-art indoor facility, which became completely operational in 2020. Recognizing what will be an eventual obsolescence of HPS lighting as a horticulture lighting option, the management team began exploring the transition to LED lighting, first engaging with the Philips LED team in 2019.
One of several reasons L.A. Family Farms chose Philips LED lighting is the support provided by the Philips Horticulture team as the facility began the process of trialing LEDs. L.A. Family Farms' head grower and co-owner commented, "The service is great. The team checks on us, they ask us how we're doing, and I know if we had issues, they would do whatever they could to solve them. The company is dedicated to making us successful using their product." He went on to say, "we're not a corporate company. We're a family-owned, grassroots company and relationship is everything for us."
For further information, please contact:
Philips horticulture LED solutions by Signify
Daniela Damoiseaux – Global Marcom Manager
Tel: +316 40578311
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