Heliospectra Gets Grow Light Orders from UK and Macedonia

Swedish LED grow light maker, Heliospectra AB announced a new order from the prestigious John Innes Centre in the UK. The company also reported that it received an order for their LED grow lighting from a new medicinal cannabis growth facility in Macedonia.

The John Innes Centre’s order of ELIXIA and EOS lights complements the previous orders made by the centre and will be a part of a new retrofitted glasshouse section, which is fully managed by Heliospectra’s helioCORE™ light control software.

The John Innes Centre intends to use the order, which is valued at SEK 1.3 million (£ 113,600), to help further shorten the breeding cycle of plant cultivation, thereby accelerating research studies through rapid generation advancement.

Their project so far has been an immense success. With the aid of Heliospectra’s LED grow light solutions, the team was able to accomplish wheat generation from seed-to-seed in merely 8 to 9 weeks.

“Heliospectra has given us a durable lighting solution that gives us full control of our grow light environment and aided us in producing some amazing research results. Furthermore, LED lighting is a sustainable option that has helped us reduce energy consumption to save money, reduce pollution and minimize environmental footprint,” said Dr. Brande Wulff, Project Leader Crop Genetics at the John Innes Centre.

“As one of Europe’s leading research institutions, the John Innes Centre is pushing the boundaries of plant science. Control, intense light, and a reliable light solution are of highest importance,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO Heliospectra AB. “We’re proud to be part of their speed breeding project and ongoing research. We are excited to see what they will present next.”

Heliospectra’s ELIXIA creates clear business benefits for cultivation teams and researchers around the world. The fully adjustable LED grow lighting solution ELIXIA is compatible with Heliospectra’s helioCORE light control software, allowing growers to improve the quality of plants and accelerate harvest and production cycles while delivering consistent and standardized returns 365 days a year.

Heliospectra plans to deliver the order to the John Innes Centre in the first quarter of 2019.

F&M 2017 DOO in Macedonia Orders ELIXIA LED grow lights and HelioCORE™ Light Control Software

The reported new order from a new medicinal cannabis growth facility is from F&M 2017 DOO. The company, is starting a new state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia, has decided to standardize their grow lighting with Heliospectra’s solutions to deliver the highest quality pharmaceutical products.

The order, valued at SEK 2.4 million (€ 250,300), is for Heliospectra’s fully adjustable spectrum ELIXIA LED grow lights and HelioCORE™ light control software.

“The Heliospectra solution allows us to automate our light environment while providing us with a proven solution to control yields and most importantly deliver consistent, pharmaceutical-grade products to our customers with each harvest cycle,” said Fatmir Merkaj, owner F&M 2017 DOO.

“The ability to control and automate the LED light and spectra in real-time and at each point of the plant growth cycle ensures that our customers grow the healthiest plants and trichome-rich flowers possible,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO Heliospectra AB. “F&M recognizes the immediate impact that our HelioCORE software and the data-driven lighting controls will create for yield performance and facility operations as they expand their operations in Macedonia.”

The order from the Macedonia facility will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018.