Learn What You Can Grow with the Highland - Soltech Solutions

Learn What You Can Grow

With the Power of the Highland

Oh, the Plants You’ll Grow!

Plants have been a staple of households for hundreds of years as a source of beauty and nutrients, but the extent of what you can grow has remained limited by both environmental and architectural constraints.  Not anymore! Whether you’re installing a grow wall or just looking to incorporate beautiful, green accents throughout your space – the Highland is the light of choice by both horticultural and design professionals.

With the power of the Highland you’ll provide any plants, from fresh vanilla beans to a dwarf Japanese maple, with the photosynthetic light they require while adding a timeless touch of life and beauty anywhere in your home. So choose your favorite plant and get growing! The Highland will do the work; your home will get all the credit.

Determining Distance & Coverage

Lighten Up

More than anything, plants need light! Finding the perfect distance between the Highland and your plant shouldn’t be a challenge and we are here to help! Highlands are made with either a narrow or wide reflector. Each reflector determines how the light travels and the amount of coverage the Highland provides your plants.  A narrow reflector produces a narrow and more focused that, perfect for plants further away. A wide reflector provides a beam angle that is wider, with slightly less focused light.  We know the guides below are a little confusing, so let us know if you have questions!

Need more light?

Not a problem! Double up and point two Highlands in the same place and the amount of light will double. For example, using two Highlands pointed at the same spot would increase the light from low to moderate, or moderate to high light.

Narrow Beam Coverage

The Highland’s narrow beam reflector provides a narrow beam of light and is recommended for further away areas or plants requiring more light.

Narrow Reflector

Distance Away

Plant Light

Requirements

Light Coverage

Inches

Centimeters

Inches

Centimeters

24 61 Full Sun 13 33
30 76 Full Sun 16 41
36 91 High Light 19 48
42 107 High Light 22 56
48 122 Moderate Light 26 66
54 137 Moderate Light 29 74
60 152 Low Light 32 81
66 168 Low Light 35 89
72 183 Low Light 38 97
78 198 Low Light 42 107
84 213 Low Light 45 114
90 229 Low Light 48 122
96 244 Low Light 51 130
102 259 Very Low Light 55 140
108 274 Very Low Light 58 147
114 290 Very Low Light 61 155
120 305 Very Low Light 64 163

Wide Beam Coverage

The Highland’s wide beam reflector provides a wider beam of light and is recommended for larger spaces or plants requiring less light.

Wide Reflector

Distance Away

Plant Light

Requirements

Light Coverage

Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters
12 30

Full Sun

10 25
18 46

Full Sun

15 38
24 61

High Light

20 51
30 76 High Light 26 66
36 91 Moderate Light 31 79
42 107 Moderate Light 36 91
48 122 Moderate Light 41 104
54 137 Low Light 46 117
60 152 Low Light 52 132
66 168 Low Light 57 145
72 183 Low Light 62 157
78 198 Very Low Light 67 170
84 213 Very Low Light 72 183
90 229 Very Low Light 78 198

Plant Types & Lighting Requirements

Below you’ll find a guide listing some popular plants with corresponding lighting requirements.  You’ll be able to determine the distance you should keep between the Highland and your plant according to the 30 and 60 degree reflectors.

Common Name Lighting Requirements Narrow Wide
African Violets Moderate to Low Light 48″ – 96″ 36″ – 72″
Aglaonemas Moderate to Low Light 48″ – 96″ 36″ – 72″
Aloe High Light 36″ – 42″ 24″ – 30″
Aluminum Plant Moderate to Low Light 48″ – 96″ 36″ – 72″
Amaryllis High Light