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Active Grow Featured in American Orchid Society Magazine

Seattle, WA, November 19, 2019, Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer is featured in the November edition of the Orchid Grower Society ORCHIDS Magazine. In the article titled, Growing With LED Lights, More than Footcandles and Lux: New Ways to Think About Indoor Orchid Growing, the professional orchid grower A’na S’atara discusses new ways to quantify horticultural lighting for orchids and her experience growing with Active Grow Lighting products.

Cymbidium devonianum grown and flowered (year round) under LED lights. Other Cymbidium species spend the winter (November–March) under LED lights and summer outdoors; several bloom indoors in winter.

The article discusses how the technology changes of LED horticultural lighting has improved understanding of how to gauge the quality of light spectra and light intensity for different orchids at different growth stages. By using Active Grow lights, A’na has not only seen improvements in her orchids’ growth overall but also lower room temperatures and therefore a more controlled environmental climate.

Vanda falcata ‘Amami Island Hiroba’. All our Vanda falcata were relocated to grow indoors under LED lights year round. We had the best growing season ever, likely due to higher humidity, consistent light,
and warmer nights.

Here is an excerpt from the article highlighting the effectiveness of LED horticultural technology, “LED lighting has opened up a new era of orchid growing under lights. With diverse options for shelving, supplemental lighting and free-standing growing areas, many more species can be accommodated, allowing for specialized environments to be created and the ability to grow many orchids without a greenhouse. A spare room or basement can become a small orchid nursery. Compared to previous horticultural lighting sources, LED lighting makes this possible by providing 1) full natural light spectra, 2) high-to-low light intensity options for different orchids, and 3) energy and heat efficiency.” -A’na S’atara, American Orchid Society ORCHIDS Magazine

Paphiopedilum urbanianum. Our Paphiopedilum species (seedlings to flowering size) grow and flower with nine hours of LED light per day in summer and 7.5 hours in winter. This equates to a DLI of 4–6.

To read the entire article pick up a copy of the November Magazine from the American Orchid Society by becoming a member here or head over to A’na S’ataras’ website aeorchids.com and read the entire article here.

About Active
Grow Active Grow LLC is a commercial grade horticultural lighting manufacturer based in Seattle, Washington. The company works directly with experienced growers to develop the next-generation of horticultural lighting systems that are energy efficient and long-lasting alternatives to HPS, HID and fluorescent grow lamps. Active Grow LED lights feature the latest technological innovations to help growers increase their yields and maximize their production. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for the latest company updates and videos.

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