Lighting the Future of Horticulture

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Q75 Specialty LED Lights for Vertically staged Germination at Terramera Inc.

June 1, 2017 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights for vertically staged germination and growing at Terramera for use in growth trials.

“Any vertically staged growth requires a thin form factor light to make the most of the limited space. QuantoTech’s ultra-flat Q75 panels use diffused LED light allowing plants to grow right up close to the light source without risk of burning or harming the plant,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

“The high level of uniformity found in QuantoTech’s lights generate greater homogeneity in our trial crops. This leads to more accurate data for our research and a higher level of precision in our results,” Said Jonatan Montpetit Plant Physiologist at Terramera.

More information on Terramera can be found here.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. with Funding from the Investment Agriculture Foundation Creates Energy-Saving LED Lighting Solutions

Thanks to the generous contributions from the Investment Agriculture Foundation, QuantoTech was able to further develop energy-saving LED lighting systems that illuminate the shadows cast by traditional horticultural lighting companies. QuantoTech was able to create lighting solutions that benefitted both northern growing and enclosed growing facilities who both encounter similar lighting constraints.

“‘By using next generation LED lighting technology, growers of leafy greens, micro-greens and culinary herbs can reduce their energy requirements for production by 30-40 percent and increase yields by up to 25 percent,’ explains QuantoTech founder, Alycia van der Gracht, adding the new technology also decreases production time.”

More on the results of QuantoTech’s project can be found in the Investment Agriculture Foundation’s 2016 annual report, and more information on the Investment Agriculture Foundation can be found here.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. will be at the #BCTECH Summit March 14th and 15th

Come see us at the #BCTECH Summit on March 14th & 15th, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Ballroom CD. We will be showcasing a couple of lights in the Ministry of Agriculture’s BW Greenhouse and discussing opportunities to grow in northern and enclosed environments.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. and Simon Fraser University install Q400 Specialty LED Lights for Research Project

January 17, 2017 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied computer-controlled LED lights for a research project Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

“The controllability of the Q400 gives research facilities the ability to fine tune the light output to their needs using our API to build their own custom, control software. The customization possibilities are some of the reasons that our Q400 smart systems are so unique,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers. To learn more about QuantoTech Solutions visit our website at www.quantotechltd.com.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. installs cloud based LED plant monitoring and control chambers for Novel Sensor Research

November 21, 2016 – QuantoTech Solutions has built a cloud-based, enclosed plant monitoring and control system. The system is being used for a research project that evaluates cost effective sensor solutions that can accurately predict key performance indicators of plant health. This project was made possible with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

“Providing a cost effective means to quantitatively measure plant health will be beneficial to both large-scale commercial growers as a way to quantitatively measure plant growth and health, as well as, smaller facilities which may not have access to on-site expert knowledge. The software provided in the cloud based system allows for simple visualization of data providing plant growth trends and key performance indicators, and eventually periodic recommendations and automated changes in the plant environment,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

The first experimental crop consisted of microgreens. The imaging and analysis system was able to detect and predict harvest performance within the first 24 hrs of germination. This capability would allow growers to re-plant rather than suffer through a failed harvest.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Q-400 Specialty LED Tissue Culture Lights to Seattle Based Facility

September 5, 2016 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights to another state-of-the-art grow facility in Seattle, Washington.

“More and more serious marijuana facilities are noticing the benefits of using tissue culture over traditional cloning techniques. The ability to ensure a uniform crop allows for significant returns from such a high value product,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers

 

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Q-400 Specialty LED Tissue Culture Lights in One of Canada’s Largest Medical Marijuana Facilities

August 15, 2016 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights to a state-of-the-art lab facility used by one of Canada’s lead medical marijuana growers and providers.

“These lights have been developed specifically for tissue culture propagation which minimizes damage to the mother plant, unlike standard cloning methods. The adoption of these new methods lower costs and allow for a better clone and a more consistent crop,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Q75 Specialty LED Lights for Vertically Staged High Density Microgreen Growing

July 19, 2016 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights for vertically staged growing at a local microgreen facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Vertically staged growing requires a thin form factor light with a highly uniform light emission to maximize plant growth and space utilization. This is just not typically found with lights in the horticulture market. QuantoTech strives to supply unique horticultural markets with the appropriate lighting equipment to maximize their productivity,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers. To learn more about QuantoTech Solutions visit our website at www.quantotechltd.com.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. to Showcase at Pacific Agriculture Show

January 7, 2016 – QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. to discuss horticulture LED lighting grow trials at the Pacific Agriculture how taking place January 28-30th, 2016.

“We have completed grow trials where we achieved commercial quality harvests using half the electricity compared to conventional lighting. We are looking forward to sharing our results with the agricultural community during the upcoming show,” said Gary Zywiecki, CTO Lighting Technology.

“Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.”

For information on the show go to: Pacific Agriculture Show – Home

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. and the College of New Caledonia install LED Lights at Aquaponics Showcase in Prince George

July 17, 2015 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights for an aquaponics showcase located in the Prince George campus of the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia. This project was made possible with funding from the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

“Our Northern BC communities are concerned about food security and want the ability to grow fresh produce year round. At the aquaponics showcase we will be demonstrating the growing of fresh produce. The harvest is used by our culinary food program and served right on campus. The showcase will be used by our Northern communities to help them launch their own year round food production” said Hardy Griesbauer, Director, Applied Research and Innovation, College of New Caledonia.

“Northern communities have restricted sunlight during much of the year which makes LED lighting necessary for commercial harvest. This showcase demonstrates the proper lighting configuration, intensity and spectrum needed by these communities,” said Gary Zywiecki, CTO Lighting Technology.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers. To learn more about QuantoTech Solutions visit our website at www.quantotechltd.com.

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QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Q-400 Specialty LED Light for Sterile Plant Tissue Culture to ProgenyBio Agricultural Services

June 23, 2015 – QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights to a state-of-the-art lab facility in Penticton, British Columbia.

“Until I saw the Q-400, I hadn’t seen a lighting system with the spectrum control, light levels and light uniformity that I needed for my tissue culture services (TCS) system,” said Geoff White, Founder of ProgenyBio.

“The vast majority of LED lights for horticulture are for supplemental lighting in traditional greenhouse facilities, they are aimed at a broad market and often do not address the special needs of specific crops. QuantoTech Solutions’ mission is to supply specialty LED lights for unique horticulture applications like tissue culture propagation,” said Gary Zywiecki, CTO Lighting Technology.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.

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The College of New Caledonia is collaborating with LED experts at QuantoTech Solutions as well as the Alacrity Foundation to fund, design and produce the lights as a cost-effective solution for plant producers. Read more….

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QuantoTech Solutions and College of New Caledonia install LED lights in the Baldy Hughes greenhouse. Read more….

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Together with project partners Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community, QuantoTech Solutions and the Alacrity Foundation, the College of New Caledonia project will “fund, design and produce the lights as a cost-effective solution for plant producers.” Read more….

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Residents and staff at Baldy Hughes have been working hard over the past few months to prepare their greenhouse for its first-ever season of winter operations. Read more….