Dramatic Increase in Yield & Potency For Cannabis Cultivators Fotonica Releases Initial Test Results
Initial results from Fotonica’s EVA3™ cultivation testing conducted in US and Canadian cultivation facilities are very positive, demonstrating a clear the superiority of their lighting technology for legal cannabis cultivators.
Mazor, Israel (PRUnderground) November 18th, 2019
During the months of August to October, 2019, Fotonica™ engaged with several leading cultivation facilities in North America in order to accurately test and prove the superiority of their DLED™ (Dynamic Led Lighting System) over conventionally used lighting fixtures such as LED or bulb based (MH/HPS) solutions.
Fotonica’s LED technology provides an optimal lighting solution (Light recipes) with highly efficient intensity and precise and uniform levels of photosynthetic flux density (PPFD). In addition, the innovative EVA3™ utilizes a unique electrical operation technology that enables growers to implement specific light recipes and growth protocols that perfectly match a plant’s phenological stage and biomass development in order to enhance optimal crop yield biomass and quality while reducing energy consumption.
In Ontario Canada, Fotonica compared their EVA3™ lighting fixture to several other competitive solutions. Plots were carefully selected to test pre-defined light recipes with and without the addition of UVB. The conclusion of this initial testing proved that the results for EVA3™ generated Avg. 15% higher yield than most fixtures while using 41.6 – 44.6% less intensity (roughly half) compared to other similar fixtures.
These initial results results support the claim of an overall more efficient light spectrum with the EVA3™ compared with the fixed spectrum of all other light fixtures.
Measurements taken for the growing bed on a similar density showed the EVA3™ generated better results through higher flowers biomass. With the same density and rack position EVA3™ showed up to 37.7% more yield per sqft .
At another cultivation facility located in Washington State, USA, EVA3’s performance was evaluated for cannabinoids production on four different varieties of legal cannabis characterized as high potency varieties. Fotnica’s EVA3™ technology was compared to the best practice used by this cultivator with MH/HPS lights.
Results in this demo plot were evaluated for both biomass productivity and secondary metabolites content. The results proved that flower biomass generated by the EVA3™ lighting system generated an average of 8.5% higher biomass in all four varieties. Almost all four varieties showed a dramatic increase on potency with the EVA3™ and increase in all four varieties for Terpenes.
- Fotonica’s EVA3™ fixture increases biomass, in comparison to all other used technologies LED’s and bulb based (MH/HPS)
- In terms of intensity – Fotonica used roughly 45% less intensity (PPFD) with superior results.
- Potency and Terpenes increase was dramatic – providing a positive impact on profits for growers.
About Fotonica Ltd.
Fotonica™ is an Israeli company established by technology and science veterans, Menachem Schwartz (CEO) and Gennadiy Berinsky(CTO) in order to bring innovation and long-term solutions to \\”Better than SunTM\\” lighting for indoor farming. The Company has developed proprietary technology producing significantly better results in crop yields and quality than conventional HPS and LED lighting with significantly reduced energy consumption.