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.
The problem is astronomical — the blue light emitted by LED roadway luminaires has been shown to contribute to light pollution, especially when cool white LEDs are used. Blue light is preferentially scattered by air molecules, and so the higher the correlated color...
In Ultraviolet Radiation Terminology, SunTracker Technologies' Senior Scientist, Ian Ashdown dares to get pedantic about how we describe ultraviolet radiation. Do the terms we use really mean what we think they mean? Could we be describing them more accurately?...
We are proud of Ian Ashdown, our Senior Scientist, for sharing the wealth of knowledge he has with the University of British Columbia Computer Science students. SunTracker believes it is important to share knowledge and mentor young minds contributing to a brighter...
Recent advances in LED-based luminaire design have enabled greenhouse operators to temporally control both the photon flux density (PFD) and spectral irradiance incident upon the plant canopy. However, it is difficult to predict the performance and benefits of these...
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: