Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

Horticultural Innovation and the Use of Light Measurement

Contributed by Solar Light Company, LLC

As the rate of innovation in horticultural farming continues to increase yields and the diversity of plants, new technologies and product capabilities for lighting and growth systems are necessary to ensure that lamps and LED banks are efficiently and effectively aiding in the production of healthier, faster growing crops.

Solarmeter® by Solar Light Company, LLC, ensures healthy plant growth can be achieved by providing handheld meters that are simple point-and-click devices that are also NIST-traceable and able to measure both indoor and outdoor light sources. The Solarmeter® Model 9.4G Blue Light GrowMeter has been used to monitor blue light intensity necessary to produce strong, healthy stems and leaves while the Solarmeter® Model 9.6G Red Light GrowMeter monitors the red light intensity that produces beautiful flowers and delicious fruit. Solar Light Company, LLC, also offers the Solar Light Model PMA2132 Digital Quantum Light Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Sensor for accurate measurements in greenhouses, growth chambers and open environments with full data logging capabilities and alarm set-points available for up to two channels. CheckPlate® multi-wavelength sensors are also available and interfaces easily with your existing lighting or building management systems. Call to discuss your specific application with one of our engineers today.

For more information, visit Solar Light Company at or learn more about Solarmeter® at

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