LumiGrow Signs VAR Agreement with PDR Group to Distribute LED Horticultural Lighting Products in India

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LumiGrow, the market and technology leader in smart horticultural lighting, signed a value-added reseller agreement with PDR Group, a global technology provider. PDR Group will resell the LumiGrow LED horticultural lighting product line in India.

We’re pleased to add the LumiGrow solution to our grower offering because it delivers the productivity gains of conventional greenhouse lighting with half the energy use.

Smart horticultural lighting leader LumiGrow, Inc. (http://www.lumigrow.com) is expanding its international reach via a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with PDR Group (http://www.pdrworld.com), which joins the established LumiGrow Channel Partner Program. LumiGrow will work with PDR Group, a Mumbai-based global technology provider, to offer energy-efficient LED lighting products that meet the crop productivity objectives of commercial growers in India, one of the world’s largest suppliers of food and flowers.

PDR Group will resell the LumiGrow ES330™ system for greenhouses and indoor farms, the LumiBar™ LED strip light for shelf systems and the LumiBulb™ red and far-red LED light bulbs for supplementary light applications.

“This partnership will create a large number of new opportunities in untapped areas for LumiGrow in India,” said Neil Coppinger, vice president of sales, LumiGrow. He continued, “Carefully selecting high-quality partners such as PDR Group enables LumiGrow to provide lighting solutions with unprecedented power and energy efficiency to growers everywhere.”

"The greatest economic opportunity for growers is improving crop productivity," commented Sanjog Lunkad, director, PDR Group. "We’re pleased to add the LumiGrow solution to our grower offering because it delivers the productivity gains of conventional greenhouse lighting with half the energy use,” he added.

Growers in India are switching from open-field farming to controlled indoor environments to achieve greater crop yields that will meet the needs of a growing population, according to the Horticulture Training Centre. Agriculture in India has the potential for major productivity gains because crop yields in India are 30 percent to 60 percent of the best sustainable crop yields achieved in farms worldwide, according to research from Oklahoma State University.

The LumiGrow product line is independently proven to improve crop yields and reduce energy consumption and costs by half compared to conventional lighting. Growers also conserve strained water supplies because plants grown with comparatively cool LumiGrow LED lights show lower transpiration rates than plants grown either in open fields or with conventional greenhouse lighting.

About LumiGrow, Inc.
LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in smart horticultural lighting, enables commercial growers and agribusinesses to reduce energy costs, achieve operational efficiencies and improve crop yield. LumiGrow offers a range of third-party proven solutions for use in greenhouses, controlled environment agriculture and scientific research chambers. LumiGrow solutions are eligible for energy efficiency subsidies from Pacific Gas & Electric, Puget Sound Energy and other utilities. The Company’s 1,000+ commercial and institutional installations include Dow AgroSciences, Duke University and the USDA. Headquartered in Novato, California, USA, LumiGrow is privately owned and operated. For more information, call (800) 514-0487 or visit http://www.lumigrow.com.
LumiGrow is a registered trademark of LumiGrow, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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