Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Partnering with Fluence’s horticultural and technical experts, Chroni-Co decided on three different lighting solutions by Fluence, each tailored to a specific stage of growth to build out further the LED lighting solution that was desired for the entire farm. Following a quick and simple installation, the expert growers and quality team at Chroni-Co realized immediate results with their first post-LED harvest. They now plan to supplement their crops with 400 μmo/m2/s, while optimizing the culture process for better productivity and in-house clone manufacturing.
Early results with Fluence LEDs have shown a 30% increase in cannabinoid levels. What’s more, doubling the lighting installation has helped to balance the lack of natural sunlight during the winter months meaning Chroni-Co can keep its greenhouse in the sweet spot that cannabis prefers. Furthermore, the Chroni-Co team reports improved morphology in the cannabis plants. “As far as the new Fluence lights go and our cultivation, we have found a huge difference in the growth structure of the plant. I see way less stretch and, with little DLI over the last month or so, the plants would have had a very hard time getting to the size they are now.”
Chroni-Co’s success has shown that Fluence LED lights can be a central part to a carbon-neutral and highly successful and cannabis harvest in the harsh environments.
30% increase of cannabinoid levels
Better heat management in winter