No farmer wants to wait through a lull in production every time he/she needs a light fixture to be repaired.
Traditional lighting requires that growers remove broken fixtures, send them back to the manufacturer, and wait for the fixed light to be returned. That's a lot of time that crops are left with inadequate light. We know that farmers would rather just grab the screw driver and do it themselves in ten minutes. The fact of the matter is that farmers need a new kind of light.
The CoolBar is designed for two things:
1) Ruggedness: farmers need tough lights that will last a long time.
2) Ease of service: farmers need self-serviceable lights that are easy to fix if they do break.
We thought that a "simple fix" should be... well, simple. One such a fix is to replace an LED light board. Each CoolBar has 6 light boards. If one of them goes out, don't ship it back. Just replace it.
Here's what you'll need:
There are a lot more vertical plane producers out there these days, and they have unique lighting needs. They’re growing in unprecedented ways, and impacting their communities like we've never before seen.
And yet vertical farmers are still stuck using lights that are less than adequate in terms of coverage and arrangement, and paying for repairs in shipping and replacement costs.