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UbiGro® is an innovative new product that empowers greenhouse growers to control light quality, allowing plants to get the most from sunlight. Enabled by patented quantum dot technology, UbiGro® uses fluorescence to increase photosynthetic efficiency to improve fruit and flower production without wires or electricity. This increases crop yields for the grower, which means more revenue for the farm.
UbiGro® glows when illuminated with sunlight. Unlike shade cloths, spray coatings, or colored films that filter light, our technology uniquely converts short wavelength photons (blue & UV) to longer wavelength photons (red).
Traditional spectrum altering luminescent films are composed of organic dyes, which filter out green light and allow red light to pass through. Recent studies breakthroughs in plant biology suggest that even though a lot of green light is reflected off of a plant’s leaf, green light does plays a vital role in photosynthesis. Green light penetrates deeper into plant tissues and the plant canopy, boosting photosynthetic efficiency for the entire plant. Therefore it is distinguish between a film that filters out green compared to UbiGro, which add red.
By enhancing the sun’s entire spectrum, UbiGro preserves critical wavelength photons, or colors, while empowering growers to take full control of their greenhouse lighting environment.
Relative photosynthetic efficiency is dependent on the wavelength of light. Wavelengths between 600-650nm are most efficient for photosynthesis. The action spectrum (shown below) illustrates the differences in relative photosynthetic efficiency by wavelength.
By shifting UV and blue light to orange light (peak at 600nm), UbiGro® aligns the sun's spectrum with the maximum photosynthetic potential in plants, increasing photosynthetic efficiency and resulting in improved crop yields.
UbiGro® is made possible with UbiQD’s patented quantum dot technology. Quantum dots, or semiconductor nanocrystals, have the capacity to convert photon wavelengths. Careful adjustments to the quantum dot manufacturing process enables tunability of the color of their fluorescence.
With novel manufacturing techniques that reduce cost and waste, UbiQD powers product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security.