This collaborative initiative between two of the world’s leading photobiology and agricultural technology companies will integrate BioLumic’s scientific advances into Fluence’s award-winning lighting portfolio.
AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced its exclusive partnership with BioLumic, a biotechnology company focused on plant growth harnessing the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to sustainably increase plant yield, health and quality with Light Signal Recipes™. Under the agreement, Fluence and BioLumic will work together to provide BioLumic’s industry-leading UV light signals through Fluence’s industry-leading LED lighting solutions.
BioLumic’s patented technology uses UV photomorphogenesis to trigger biological reactions in seeds and seedlings to dramatically optimize plant performance. The company’s proven UV Light Signal Recipes™ can cause significant gains in plant yield, achieve desired traits and vigor in plants, while activating plants’ natural resistance to diseases and pests.
“At Fluence, our goal is to drive advanced plant science and innovations in agricultural technology,” said David Cohen, CEO of Fluence. “We are excited to pursue this goal in partnership with BioLumic and create the next generation of advanced lighting solutions for cannabis and other crop growers around the world. »
BioLumic’s dynamic UV light treatments are to be integrated into Fluence’s lighting systems for the propagation phase of plant production, one-time treatments to deliver benefits that will accrue throughout the plant growth cycle. Combining the best solutions on the market, from BioLumic and Fluence, growers can achieve high-quality yield gains, increased cannabinoid levels and improved overall plant quality, while reducing cycle-to-cycle variability.
“With BioLumic’s Light Signal Recipes™, growers can make full and consistent use of UV lighting to enhance plant growth and genetic expression, without input costs or significant chemicals,” said Steve Sibulkin, CEO of BioLumic. “This partnership will accelerate the development of BioLumic’s Light Signal Platform, expand our company’s access to the global horticultural market and strengthen Fluence’s horticultural lighting portfolio. It’s a huge win for growers looking for new ways to grow more with less. »
This partnership builds on Fluence’s long history of scientific innovation in photobiology and follows several product launches this year, including RAPTR, RAZR Modular System, VYNE, SPYDR Fang, SPYDR 2h and Wireless Flex Dimming. Fluence’s dynamic and growing line of fixtures and lighting controllers provides growers with advanced lighting technology to meet and exceed growth targets.
Fluence and BioLumic will initially work with select cannabis growing partners as they industrialize commercial UV light delivery systems, enhancing Fluence’s end-to-end product offering by 2023. For more information about BioLumic, visit www.biolumic.com. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence.science.
Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. (Fluence) creates powerful, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence, a leading supplier of LED lighting to the global cannabis market, is on a mission to enable more efficient crop production for the world’s best growers in both vertical farming and greenhouses. Fluence’s global headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, and the company also has an EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fluence operates as a business unit within Signify’s Digital Solutions division. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence.science.
BioLumic is an agricultural biotechnology company that programs plants with light to boost their growth, quality and disease resistance. The company’s Light Signal Recipe™ platform combines biological information and knowledge of genetic markers to regulate gene expression through a unique application of light signals. These treatments are scalable and require no chemical application, genetic modification, facility expansion or significant input costs. BioLumic has worked on 12 types of crops to date, including cannabis, soybeans, corn, leafy greens and strawberries. In cannabis, the company has helped growers achieve significant double-digit gains in dry flower yield, THC concentration, small cannabinoids and terpene expression. For more information, visit www.biolumic.com, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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