Pink House Blooms
Pink House Blooms is a Denver based cannabis cultivator, offering the highest quality medicinal and recreational marijuana. Colorado’s heat in the summertime and frigid temps when the sun is resting behind the mountains in the winter has kept them on the cutting edge of cultivation technology.
While LED light fixtures’ energy efficiency is widely recognized, Heliospectra AB has created an LED fixture that allows growers to create customized light spectrum recipes that may be able to shorten a cannabis plant’s flowering cycle and even alter a strain’s balance of active cannabinoids.
Most shops are bound to what growers are breeding. There is no technology that allows us to balance THC and CBD.
If these [Heliospectra] lights allow us to lower the THC and still bring out the CBD, that’s going to be the greatest thing.
- Ryan Wankel, cultivation manager at Pink House Blooms.
Due to this reason, Pink House is currently experimenting with twelve of Heliospectra’s LX60 grow lamps to emulate outdoor growing conditions closer to the equator, where the CBD-rich strains of cannabis originated. By manipulating the light spectrum to match certain geographical solar patterns, owner Elliot Klug and his horticultural team hope to breed medical strains with reduced THC and higher CBD.
- Klug and his team report that they have harvested equal or greater yields under the LX60, when compared to yields under the high-pressure sodium lamps they have used in the past.
- More importantly, they have also managed to reduce the flowering cycle of their plants by up to 14 days by manipulating exposure to certain wavelengths of light. Over time, this reduced flowering cycle could lead to substantial cost savings.