Integrity in Lighting
SunTracker is a precision toolmaker.
The tools that SunTracker creates are lighting
design software tools for architecture,
horticulture, entertainment and health.
These tools have been created and refined over
the past 30 years, and have become an industry
standard in North America and parts of Europe.
Supplemental electric lighting for greenhouses may be essential for extending the growing season in northern climates, but it comes with a not-so-hidden cost: environmental light pollution. The consequences of this pollution may range from irate neighbours in rural...
Click to view PDF of Presentation
SunTracker Technologies Senior Scientist, Ian Ashdown, will be presenting at the upcoming IES Toronto Section on Feb 17, 2021 “Going Green – Lighting Designing for Horticulture” Synopsis Ian Ashdown, P. Eng. (Ret.), FIES The future of food security in Canada is in...
Ian Ashdown, SunTracker’s Senior Scientist is honoured to be a guest lecturer on February 24, 2021 at Carnegie Mellon University. This course is funded by Illuminating Engineering Society. ies.org/lda/the-nuckolls-fund-distributes-230000/ Nuckolls Fund Grants: 20,000...
Our Food Security:
Recent public health events have highlighted the need for food security in local communities. In northern (and less hospitable) climates like Canada long term, year round food growth will depend on indoor facilities such as greenhouses, vertical farms (plant factories), and hybrid facilities. Proper lighting is critical for these facilities to successfully produce the necessary quality and quantity of food to sustain the population at a reasonable cost. SunTracker has developed CAD modelling tools to allow the horticultural industry to assess and specify the most efficient and effective commercial lighting for the horticulture industry, lighting that is critical for the sustainability of food security.
COVID-19 – A Message from SunTracker
The novel Coronavirus COVID-19, the associated health of friends and family is at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts at this time. We are taking efforts to protect our clients, research partners, and our team. Our goal is to ensure a healthy environment for all. As such, our team will continue to work remotely to serve our clients and research partners virtually, and we will continue to operate online and through other media. Technical support will be unchanged as we adopt to the realities of increased self isolation and potential quarantine. You may continue to contact us through email and telephone, and we will respond accordingly. If you have questions please contact our VP Communications and Marketing: