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Fluence Drives Improved Yields with Cannabis Cultivator Clade9

In the first grow cycle since installing Fluence’s RAPTR LED light fixtures, California-based specialty grower Clade9 experienced 70% higher yields while maintaining product quality

Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today results from its successful partnership with California cannabis cultivator Clade9. In the first grow cycle under Fluence LEDs, Clade9 experienced a yield increase of 70%.

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Cannabis crops growing under Fluence RAPTR fixtures at the Clade9 facility. (Photo: Business Wire)

Cannabis crops growing under Fluence RAPTR fixtures at the Clade9 facility. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re proud to support growers in finding optimal lighting solutions to differentiate in the competitive cannabis market,” said Michiel van Dam, CEO of Fluence. “In partnering with specialty growers like Clade9 and its founder and CEO, David Holmes, our horticulture services team of cannabis cultivation experts was able to introduce LEDs into their precision grow environment without any disruption to product quality.”

With more than 25 years of cultivation experience, Holmes is a pioneer in the California cannabis industry. Holmes created Clade9 in 2015 with a vision for providing consumers access to the highest-quality cannabis products. Clade9 firmly believes customers know the difference between “good enough” and premium cannabis.

To maintain and enhance product quality, Clade9 and Fluence worked together to convert a grow room outfitted with 72 high-pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures to 72 Fluence RAPTRs, a high-output top light built specifically to function as a one-to-one replacement for legacy HPS fixtures. In the first harvest cycle under the new lights, Clade9 produced 281 pounds per grow room, up from an average of 165 pounds per grow room prior to the Fluence partnership—a 70% increase in yield—while maintaining the high standard of quality for which Clade9 is known.

“The quality of light fixtures is crucial. Fluence’s RAPTR fixtures are easy to install and maintain, and have made an incredibly positive impact on our grow,” Holmes said. “But the real reason to work with Fluence is the support. Their team of cultivation and design experts made every step of the process easier—and have helped us optimize elements beyond lighting to ensure we meet and exceed our goals.”

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About Fluence

Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. (Fluence) creates powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis, produce and flower markets, committed to enabling more efficient crop production for the world’s top greenhouse and indoor growers. Fluence global headquarters are in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Fluence operates as a business unit within Signify’s Professional Business. For more information about Fluence, visit


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