CNC Teams up with Local Company to Test New LED Light Systems
Prince George, B.C. – The College of New Caledonia has teamed up with local company Quanto Tech Solutions to test new LED light systems.
Electronics instructor Oro Barton says the light systems are for use in greenhouse and plant warehouse applications with insufficient natural sunlight.
The testing is taking place at Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community and Barton says the goal “is growing plants under these lights and to help Quanto Tech quantify the advantages that exist with using the new lightning systems.”
He says the greenhouses will grow a wide range of vegetables and herbs over the winter months while at the same time giving students “experience doing real work.”
“In our experience every grower has different lighting needs,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain at QuantoTech. “Partnering with CNC allows us to evaluate a local grower’s facilities and crops so that we can make the best lighting recommendation. CNC is also involved with deployment and provides ongoing support and evaluation as our LED lights continuously improve.”