Lighting Cost Estimator
Our estimator shows the energy cost using different lighting control strategies: the Candidus adaptive lighting controller, simple threshold control, and turning the lights on for a set number of hours each day. The calculator will show how much energy is used and the monthly cost to run grow lights using these different lighting strategies. Estimates can be done for any U.S. location.
What We Do
Candidus is a company based in plant science and understands differences in light requirements among crops. Running the Candidus adaptive lighting control simulator will demonstrate just how much energy growers can save using our technology.
Using your greenhouse environmental data, Candidus can help you determine your supplemental lighting needs based on the DLI required by your crop.
Every greenhouse is different. Location, light transmission, fixture efficiency and crop light requirements will all affect your energy use.
The Candidus lighting control system constantly measures how much sunlight enters the greenhouse and continuously adjusts the supplemental light to assure your crop gets the light it needs.
Benefits & Cost-Savings
saved per year per acre
saved kWh per acre per year
“Candidus controller was designed by a grower for growers”
Paal Elfstrum, CEO of Wheatfield Gardens