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What Effect Does UV Light have on Plants?

When it comes to choosing a light for growing cannabis, there are many factors to consider, like spectrum, lumens, PPFD, CRI, CCT, and more! Don’t know what those terms mean? We’ve already covered the basics of horticultural lighting, so read that first … Continue Reading
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What Effect Does Far-Red Light have on Plants?

It’s intimidating to choose the best lighting for growing cannabis, especially when there are so many factors to consider, like spectrum, lumens, PPFD, CRI, CCT, and more! Don’t know what those terms mean? We’ve already covered the basics of horticultural … Continue Reading
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What Effect Does Green Light have on Plants?

Choosing the best lighting for growing cannabis can be intimidating, especially when there are so many factors to consider, like spectrum, lumens, PPFD, CRI, CCT, and more! Don’t know what those terms mean? We’ve already covered the basics of horticultural … Continue Reading
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What Effect Does Blue Light have on Plants?

Choosing the best lighting for growing cannabis can be intimidating, especially when there are so many factors to consider, like spectrum, lumens, PPFD, CRI, CCT, and more! Don’t know what those terms mean? We’ve already covered the basics of horticultural … Continue Reading
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What Effect Does Red Light have on Plants?

Choosing the best lighting for growing cannabis can be intimidating, especially when there are so many factors to consider, like spectrum, lumens, PPFD, CRI, CCT, and more! Don’t know what those terms mean? We’ve already covered the basics of horticultural … Continue Reading
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Can You Increase Trichomes Using Light?

Can you increase trichomes using light? Trichomes are hair-like outgrowths found on the epidermis (skin) of many species of plants.  Cannabis plants produce and accumulate cannabinoids and terpenes in trichomes that are abundant on the surface of the female flowers1. … Continue Reading
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CannaCon Press Release

The URSA team is delighted to announce that URSA’s very own Dr. Vanessa Nielsen, will be in the line-up of keynote speakers for CannaCon, which will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from February 15-17 2018. … Continue Reading

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Part 4: Which Wavelengths do Photoreceptors Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process … Continue Reading
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Part 3: Which Wavelengths do Anthocyanins and Betalains Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process … Continue Reading
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Part 2: Which Wavelengths do Xanthophylls and Carotenes Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process … Continue Reading
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Part 1: Which Wavelengths do Chlorophylls Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process … Continue Reading
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Horticultural Lighting 101

Selecting the best horticultural lighting for indoor grows, greenhouses and plant research can seem daunting, especially when you’re just starting out. While it’s important to choose the most practical horticultural lighting, there are tonnes of options, and several factors you … Continue Reading
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Ursa Receives DLC Certification

DLC Certification LED lighting manufacturer URSA Lighting has announced that the Design Lights Consortium® (DLC) has listed its Helios lighting fixtures now making them approved for several utility rebates available throughout North America. The Helios LED fixtures are capable of … Continue Reading
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