SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB:IHSI) is pleased to announce a successful test of its 100 Watt cannabis lighting solution. The light operated with an approximate 80% reduction in energy consumption while running at a temperature of approximately 80 degrees (benefits are less operating cost and acceptable temperature emission, key variables in plant lighting goals). As a result of the successful test, Intelligent Highway is also testing a light, a "prototype," with three times the power (300 Watts) which will still result in significant energy savings as compared to the existing lighting solutions on the market while still operating at a temperature of approximately 80 degrees. IHS believes adding more lumens and photon density in the new light will produce large yields for Cannabis. The newly designed light should be installed and tested shortly.
Lighting is a very important contributor to the growth of the cannabis plant. Cannabis grown indoors needs 24 hours of strong light for the first 4-6 weeks of the growth cycle. The plants need 2 months of 12.5 hours per day of strong light or more and corresponding hours of complete darkness depending on the plant to flower and ripen. Color of light, amount of lux and heat all affect the growth of the plant and the size of the flower.
FV Pharma International Corp. (FVPI) a Canadian company, which conducted a test on IHSI's initial lights, advises it is transforming a Canadian factory into a state-of-the-art facility for growing and harvesting medical marijuana. FV Pharma Inc. (Canada), affiliate of FVPI, has applied to Health Canada to become a licensed commercial producer of marijuana under the Government of Canada's new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations . The company's application is in the personal security checks stage of the process. If successful, FV Pharma will receive a license to produce marijuana for medical purposes. Thomas Fairfull, Chief Executive Officer of FV Pharma, stated "We are excited to test these new innovative lights and look forward to testing the new more powerful lights that IHSI is developing."
Devon Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Highway Solutions, added, "Each indoor grower of medical marijuana requires a lighting solution to grow healthy, high yielding cannabis plants. Because lighting is such a significant fixed cost for each grower, every grower is searching for a lighting solution which reduces power consumption while growing healthy plants."
About Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc.
Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (IHSI) is a technology based electrical contracting company that develops and implements high and low voltage solutions across multiple platforms. Through the development of proprietary wireless vehicle detection systems the company is working to make the nation's roadways more efficient. IHSI also performs electrical installations, temperature control systems, communication/wireless integration, and advanced lighting systems for commercial applications. In 2014, the Company secured exclusive distribution rights to proprietary lighting solutions directed towards the legal cannabis industry that helps growers reduce costs and improve yields
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