During the research and development of our cutting-edge LED grow lights, VOLT Grow became big supporters of horticulture research and education. We started looking for opportunities to aid these programs and discovered that as LEDs are becoming the future of indoor horticulture, more and more universities are incorporating them into their research.
We have now partnered with numerous universities to support their initiatives involving LED grow lights. VOLT® GROW LED grow lights are being used in controlled environment research studies across the country, ranging from indoor horticulture to plant science to aquaculture. We are honored and proud that these reputable universities and industry experts trust VOLT Grow to be a part of their breakthrough research.
University of Florida
Department of Environmental Horticulture
Professor Wagner Vendrame and his team of PhD students, interns and biologists are using our VL-1 lights in research projects involving the micropropagation and biotechnology of ornamentals, in addition to hemp and medicinal plants. This fall, he will feature the VL-1 in lecture and laboratory sessions as he teaches about light quality and intensity for growing plants in vitro.
“The VOLT Grow VL-1 lights have been very useful for our research programs. The system is compact and allows adjustment of light intensity, giving us flexibility to adjust light levels according to the species being grown. The VL-1 has been very effective with hemp in vitro cultures. The lights perform very well, are of very high quality compared to other LED lights in the market and are easy to install and use.” – Dr. Wagner Vendrame
Controlled Environment Agriculture Program
Associate Professor Neil Mattson and Research Specialist Nicholas Kaczmar of the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture use our FL-1 Lights for the optimization of light quality and quantity for greenhouse crops. The central theme of Mattson’s research program is to understand the influence of environmental factors and cultural practices on the physiology, development, and biochemical characteristics of greenhouse crops.
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Professor Bingyu Zhao and graduate student Kunru Wang are using our FL-1 lights to test the growth of Nicotiana benthamiana plants (a wild relative of tobacco plants) under LED lights. Zhao has an on-going project manipulating LEDs to help improve plant health and production under a controlled-environment.
University of Georgia
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Professor Marc W. van Iersel uses our VL-1 Lights in his horticultural physiology research with his main research interests including photosynthesis, LED lighting, and the optimization of controlled environment agriculture.
Texas A&M University
Department of Horticultural Sciences
Shuyang Zhen, an Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment Horticulture, is using our VL-1 Lights to grow plant materials, such as lettuce and basil, for indoor teaching demonstrations. Her research focus and interests include photosynthesis and crop yield, plant nutrition, hydroponics, and the selection of crops with improved performance in greenhouses and indoor vertical farms.
“The VL-1 grow lights have high outputs and are dimmable. I particularly like the adjustable angle of the two light panels, helps with getting more uniform light over the grow area.” – Shuyang Zhen
College of Agriculture
Associate Professor of Horticulture, Daniel E. Wells, uses our VL-1 Lights in his research program focusing on improving controlled environment agriculture in the southeast. Specific topics of interest include plant nutrition in hydroponic and aquaponic systems, temperature optimization in controlled environments, improved production techniques for greenhouses, and indoor farms.
University of Arizona, Tuscon
School of Plant Sciences
Associate Professor Ravi Palanivelu is using our VL-1 Lights in his walk-in plant growth room where he is researching how to generate heat tolerant tomatoes to improve their reproduction under heat stress.