Lighting Cost Simulator

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. 


Environment

Using your greenhouse environmental data, Candidus can help you determine your supplemental lighting needs based on the DLI required by your crop.

Lighting

Every greenhouse is different. Location, light transmission, fixture efficiency and crop light requirements will all affect your energy use.

Cost-Savings

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.

By The Numbers

Benefits & Cost-Savings


33%

energy savings

$20,057

saved per year per acre

200,573

saved kWh per acre per year

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Candidus controller was designed by a grower for growers”

“The Candidus light control system offers enhanced control. It has the ability to track trends and look at lighting history. The Candidus controller has the functionality that we want. It is more intuitive than any other light controller that we looked at. The Candidus controller was designed by a grower for growers.”

Paal Elfstrum, CEO of Wheatfield Gardens