Blackout Screens & Light Deprivation Screens
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There is a wide range of screen materials tailored for different light-control requirements. These screens are engineered with a reflective white, black or aluminized top surfaces to deflect incoming light and a black bottom side to absorb excess light, offering a complete blackout solution.
For the best results, special double blackout screening fabrics are the best option to achieve optimal darkening and achieve 99,9% blackout. This configuration is particularly beneficial for Cannabis and Chrysanthemum crops between February and October when you want to limit day length without increasing greenhouse temperatures excessively.
Blackout screens are not just for controlling light; they can also be used for saving energy. The blackout can lead to energy savings between 40-80% when used wisely. Although exact percentages may vary due to many factors, you can expect an annual energy savings of 20-30% when using a single, portable blackout screen with a good seal.
Blackout screens or light deprivation screens are also used to regulate light polution. When artificial lights are turned on when the sun is yet to rise or is already set, neighbors and nature can experience problems. Especially when multiple greenhouses are built close together. In The Netherlands and Canada, there are special regulatory requirements and restrictions for this light pollution.