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The science behind our technology.

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Over the years, the consumer has become more demanding. Indeed, he is faithful to his habit of consuming a certain range of food products. However, population growth, loss of arable land and climate change complicate the task of producers and affect their ability to meet demand. Sollum Technologies, a pioneer in smart lighting solutions, is revolutionizing the industry by creating natural light recipes that can increase the volume and variety of greenhouse production and deliver it to consumers year-around.
Daylight distinguishes itself by its daily and seasonal nuances, in which nature moves cyclically from sunrise to sunset. Sunlight’s varied gamut of transformations majestically imposes its cadence to terrestrial activity. Inspired by the synergy between living beings and natural light, Sollum Technologies created the only lighting solution that can recreate and modulate the full spectrum of natural light in all of its complexity.
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  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
A Season in Review
As the first growing season with Allegro Acres comes to a close, major successes, lessons learned, and next steps are reflected upon and big picture objectives related to sustainability and climate change are discussed.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Custom-fit lights for custom-grown veggies
For decades, the Chef’s Garden in Ohio has fostered a reputation for growing quality produce that meets the highest culinary standards. To keep up with demand from top chefs, the Chef’s Garden partners with Sollum and finds that dynamic lighting improves not only yield but crop flavour as well.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
How we helped Allegro Acres with the science of growing quality winter peppers at scale.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Allegro Acres Chapter 3, A Season in Review
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Lighting up the next generation of biostimulants
For companies like Ulysse Biotech, conducting robust research is the key to success. To test and develop their suite of organic biostimulants, they rely on Sollum’s smart LED lighting solution to control variables with high precision and replicate a large variety of lighting conditions.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Allegro Acres Chapter 2: the science behind growing quality winter peppers at scale
The next chapter with Allegro Acres delves deeper into the science behind our technology and answers such questions as: How does manipulating light spectra affect growth? Why is programmability so important?
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Allegro Acres: A Canadian first in winter-produced greenhouse peppers
Sollum Technologies partners with Allegro Acres and the Harrow Research Institute to produce the first large-scale commercial greenhouse peppers during a Canadian winter.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Sollum Technologies enables multi-crop studies
The versatility of Sollum's technology enables a vast range of study designs for multi-crop research.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Sun in famous Chefs’ plates
Sollum’s technology increases crop productivity and produce shelf life, and even quality, in large scale greenhouse production.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Pioneer seeking Japanese Sun
Laval, Québec, is the site of an ambitious business venture. Sollum’s fully programmable lighting solution helps Vyckie Vaillancourt recreate Japan’s sunlight cycle to grow exotic citrus trees on her family farm.
  • LED FIXTURE
  • Greenhouses
  • Cultivation
Cultivators: Destination Moon
Sollum’s programmable lighting solution was chosen for an out-of-this-world hydroponic production system. La Boîte Maraîchère, a company in Laval (Québec) repurposing storage containers for controlled agriculture and uses our dynamic and programmable lighting to drive their research as they collaborate with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA.

Dynamic Lighting allows growers to push the boundaries of energy efficiency
Introduction to Dynamic Lighting
By Sollum’s R&D Team
Photoreceptors and Red/Far-red Impacts
Seasonal Variation in Natural Light
Introduction to lighting solutions
Natural Light