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🍃 AMA with Brian Gandy of SAGE Lighting Thursday, August 15th at 11 AM PST

We are excited to announce our next AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on the Growers Network Grow From Home Forum: this week we proudly introduce Brian Gandy from S.A.G.E. Lighting. We will be discussing all things cannabis growing, with a specific focus on LED Grow Lighting, CMH/LEC, HPS, and Vertical Farming techniques. @BG_SAGE has been contributing to the GN Pro Forum, but he has graciously accepted an invitation to host an AMA geared toward our @Hobbyist community.

  • Who: Brian Gandy of SAGE Lighting
  • What: Efficient Cultivation Illumination
  • Where: The GNET public forum
  • When: Thursday, August 15th, at 11 AM PST

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Brian Earned a B.S. in Horticulture in 2008 and has worked in organic agriculture and appropriate technologies since. With nearly a decade of organic vegetable field production and 10 years in Colorado working with cannabis and hemp, he has focused the last 5 years on Horticultural lighting. Working for several start-ups in product research and development, Brian formed SAGE Lighting Solutions in the fall of 2018 to bring unbiased information and specification for LED Horticultural lighting. Combining Sustainable Business concepts and appropriate technologies, SAGE aims to help growers adopt LED successfully through information, procurement and equipment leasing options.

Get those gear questions lined up, friends. This week’s AMA should be illuminating! This event is open to everyone. Tune in and JOIN US!

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Very good stuff. This reminds me of a chat I had with a friend, she mentioned something about low wattage growing.

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I read an article that said that they believed that light manipulation will be the key to efficient cannabis cultivation in the near future. I’ll tune in faux sho.

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As a longtime grower who has been manipulating light spectrum to optimize growth I very much agree with that point. I’ll be interested to hear the opinion of @BG_SAGE on this matter during our AMA.

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I’ve had plans for a vertical grow for almost a year now. I plan to build it this coming winter in a new expansion. Would be great to bounce my ideas off someone that has knowledge in that area. I’ve got a reminder in my phone so I don’t forget already set.

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We will dive into spectral tuning with the knowns, unknowns and how to best apply. Looking forward to it!

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@doobienoobie I got you man. Going vertical is definitely the best use of a footprint for growing! Options and info. Come with questions :point_up:

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We are definitely looking forward to this one!

Everybody getting excited? The countdown is on!

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Yessir @Growernick ! Cannot wait

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Let’s fire up this AMA like a fat blunt!

@BG_SAGE, thanks so much for taking the time to be here with us today!

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Yo! @Growernick. I am here and stoked to get started!

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What first piqued your interest in sustainability and lighting specifically?

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I grew up around ag and when I was studying Hort at UGA, I worked in the biorefinery turning algae into biofuels. We started manipulating single celled plants with light in 2008

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Does Sage Lighting plan on branching out towards the DIY crowd? As far as producing linear strips or something along those lines?

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Have you ever grown THC on algae?

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@imSICKkid welcome. I am always tinkering. I have a couple of boxes of PCBs ready to mount and a few custom builds coming. Keep an eye on our IG page and I’ll be debuting there

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I am in the hunt for better uniformity as we speak. Even bar fixtures have a hotspot unless they are mounted end to end

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I wish we could cross canna and algae! I’m not sure which would be harder to harvest. The funny part about algae is that we were using supercritical CO2 and ethanol extraction methods in the lab a few years before I hear about it for canna

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@imSICKkid I have a board house that I work to mount PCBs if you have any ideas for unique spectral layouts

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Here is one of the last builds I did for a buddy. He is resetting his garden but will be flipping under it soon

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