What is Light Deprivation?
Long periods of uninterrupted darkness are nature’s trigger to induce flowering. Light deprivation is the process of forcing plants to flower with sunlight in a time of year that is not normally the flowering period of the sun’s natural lighting cycle. To induce flowering in plants they need to be placed under 12 hours of darkness each day. Similar to controlling the light cycle with a grow light by turning it on and off with a timer, farmers can control the budding cycle by blocking the sunlight, making the plants think it’s time to flower.
Light Deprivation Options
We sell high quality 12 mil black out fabric for light deprivation in 48' width cut to any length. We also carry 5 mil Panda - sizes range from 32W x 100L to 50W x 100L.
Our fabricator has created an adjustable steel pivot arm that can be used to manually cover a greenhouse UP TO 20' wide and 10' high in the center.
For smaller width greenhouses, our fabricator can make an non-adjustable aluminum pivot arm to the specific size and height of your greenhouse.
We now also carry everything you need to make an automatic light deprivation system. Our Light Dep Control Box is locally made and has a 1 year warranty. It is a 24 volt system that has the option of 110 or solar charging. We have a loaner control box if warranty repairs are needed.