(GOTHENBURG, Sweden / SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 27, 2017) – Heliospectra AB (https://www.heliospectra.com/)  (https://www.heliospectra.com/)(publ) (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled plant growth environments, announced today that the company has been selected as a finalist in the horticulture lighting category for the third annual Sapphire Awards (https://sapphireawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/About/sapphireawardsprogram).

Heliospectra’s LX60 lighting solution was one of more than 100 entries evaluated by LEDs Magazine and a panel of esteemed lighting industry leaders. The winners for each of the 17 different LED awards categories will be announced on Wednesday, March 1 during The LED Show in Anaheim, California.

”Heliospectra combines state of the art lighting design with plant science expertise to create real time, data-driven lighting solutions,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO for Heliospectra. “The LX60 series combined with Heliospectra’s lighting strategies enable commercial crop producers to achieve consistently high yields and high quality produce year round.”

Heliospectra customers use the full light spectrum to improve cultivation methods and accelerate the growth cycles of a diverse variety of plants and vegetables. By increasing the number of harvest cycles achieved each year, customers also accelerate time to market which increases revenue and sustains their businesses’ profitability.

Heliospectra’s proprietary, state of the art optics and superior engineering give growers the ability to control the intensity and wavelengths of the light emitted, creating a spectrum specifically adjusted to different plant species across all growth stages.