We wanted to build a solution that would make supplementary light more effective and less expensive so that indoor farmers could focus on growing healthy crops economically. Based on a rigid 3-tier grid of aluminium busbars (tubes), the system can support LED lights, cameras and sensors to monitor crop development as well as lighting the crops.
It can be remotely controlled or set to switch on when natural sunlight fails or fades and timed to deliver light for a maximum number of hours per day. It can also be set to deliver a particular quality of light, mimicking Mediterranean, Savannah, Tropical, Temperate and other growth climates.
90% less power than conventional lights
No electrician required (1/3rd install cost)
No trunking, cables or cable trays
No computers but all on the Internet for remote control and monitoring
Modular for different store layouts
Elegant, minimalist design
Connectors allow layouts in 45° increments
Controllable ambient and accentuated lighting
To solve the problems of appropriate light intensity and light pulse width modulation (PWM), IGS has developed a patented 3 phase technology for LED lights that varies intensity and PWM infinitely in .01% increments over all wavelengths simultaneously. Our platform achieves this while maintaining a 90%+ electrical efficiency from grid to LEDs.
As we developed our technology, LEDs have become increasingly cheaper and more efficient, helping to reduce overall capital costs.
We’ve recently filed two patents to support our supplementary lighting system, and have shown an increase in LED efficiency by up to 50%.
Increasing the efficiency of the lights was step one. Ultimately, we wanted to conceive an ecosystem that supported smart energy use.
We’ve developed a blend of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to smartly control light and minimise energy consumption. The system provides multi-modal control of lighting including spectrum (via pulse & dim) delivers the light plants need to grow with optimised efficiency, helping vertical farmers to achieve optimised efficiency. Our patented technology features zero flicker, optimising growing conditions for an indoor environment.
IGS’s lighting system incorporates with our larger technology platform to provide indoor farmers with scale.
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