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.
From its introduction forty years ago, the Daily Light Integral (DLI) metric has become an important tool for determining monthly daylight availability for crops and estimating supplemental electric lighting requirements for greenhouses. DLI charts for the continental United States have been available for nearly two decades, but it has only been in the past year or so that DLI information for geographic locations worldwide has been made available through various online DLI calculators.
We are excited to announce that SunTracker Technologies’ Senior Scientist, Ian Ashdown will be presenting at the HortiCann Light+Tech virtual conference on Tuesday, October 20th, at 2:00 PM EDT. Registration is free. HortiCann Light+Tech conference:...
NOW NEW AND IMPROVED – SunTracker Technologies is pleased to announce that it has developed a web-based FREE to use online calculator to predict monthly DLI values for anywhere in the world, based on climate-based Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather records from...
We are proud to announce that SunTracker’s Senior Scientist, Ian Ashdown has provided an in depth article on Photosynthetic Photon Efficacy which has been featured in Maximum Yield Industry News October/November 2020 edition. You can read the article here:...
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:
Shirley Lang, email@example.com.