Top-Yielding Strain: Orange Gorilla Princess
*Fohse makes no guarantees that you will attain results like these. Your own results may vary based on variables such as but not limited to: strain, growing medium, environment conditions, water quality, nutrient density, and more.
A3i by Fohse
1000W DE HPS
The Grove struggled to achieve light uniformity and canopy penetration using costly HPS fixtures.
The Grove transitioned to Fohse LEDs and saw a significant increase in yields and penetration, all while saving electricity.
The Set Up
Note: The harvest described in this video was taken down November 2020. The data on this case study page is from a harvest taken down January 2021.
“Yield on our plants has drastically increased, which has been a wonder, because all we've done really is changed the lights in our facility”
DEMETRI KOURETAS, CEO & FOUNDER OF THE GROVE
As the Director of Cultivation, Mike Howard consistently saw the HPS fixtures struggling to achieve maximum light uniformity and canopy penetration. Dull and lifeless buds were spreading across the canopy and he knew something needed to be done as soon as possible.
Searching far and wide, Howard turned to his peers for advice on the best grow light on the market. After hearing firsthand from the grow teams in Michigan and Nevada how they had increased yields over HPS by 31% and 100% respectively, Howard knew he had to get Fohse lighting into The Grove...and fast!
Howard made a few phone calls and got the Fohse A3i in house quickly. But he also knew that a proper test wouldn’t be complete without trying other players, so he continued to run 6-7 other LED rooms without the A3i’s.
So began the ultimate test. In August of 2020, The Grove in Nevada pitted their HPS fixtures against the most powerful and efficient grow light in the world: The Fohse A3i.
Right off the bat, the entire cultivation team couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Within the first run with the A3i system, The Grove saw a record breaking dry yield at 7.19 lbs of dry usable weight per fixture. Yup, you read that right.
The A3i system generated an average of 25% more light which increased dry weight yields by 65%, all while using 16% less energy. Howard was also shocked to find that while they continued to be super light heavy under the HPS room, the A3i room still yielded more weight with less fixtures.
The Grove continues to strive for the highest quality in everything they do, so it only made sense for them that they would continue onward with Fohse products - the best lighting fixtures in the business - to match their excellence.