Light Emitting Computers is an innovation-based company committed to improving food security while reducing the impact of food production on the planet. These goals are achieved by enhancing naturally existing attributes in plants through the application of light spectrum manipulation.
Light Emitting Computers (LEC) was founded by Jeffery Bucove in 2008 following half a decade of research into the technology’s applicability and viability.
In the mid 1990’s Mr Bucove took an interest in the application of LED technology in agriculturally-related industries. Predicting that at a point in the near future LED would prove powerful enough to be applied to agricultural lighting, Mr. Bucove began intensely researching the electromagnetic energy needs of the plant kingdom. It was during this period his friendship with Dr. Kevin M. Folta was forged.
Mr. Bucove discovered much of the current peer-reviewed material had been written by Dr. Folta. Collaboration between Mr. Bucove and Dr Folta began and they initiated building a detailed database of how specific wavelengths affected angiosperm generally and how those various colours of light combined to generate lush and healthy growth. Dr. Folta’s research is ongoing and he continues to advise the company in a consulting capacity.
With the success of the second Plant Whisperer® prototype Mr. Bucove was able to demonstrate the viability of the technology and he began seeking ways to secure IP on the technology, focusing first on agricultural applications. It was clear the inherent efficiency and durability of LEDs would be key factors in that industry’s ability to utilize the technology.
The third prototype demonstrated modulation of spectrum over time. This key innovation made the system a truly novel, and now patented, concept.
Commitment to the Environment
Light Emitting Computers was born out of a desire to reduce the impact of food production activities on the Earth. Our company is managed with an intent to mitigate the impact of our own business activities on the planet.
- We have implemented a return to factory packaging program so the packing materials will be used numerous times in order to minimize waste
- In some industries the lights will be built into the packaging which will form part of the housing for the lighting install
- When packaging materials have reached the end of their life cycle they will be recycled
Board of Directors
Dr. Kevin M. Folta PhD
– Interim Department Chair, Horticultural Sciences Department and Graduate Program in Plant Molecular
and Cellular Biology, University of Florida Gainesville
Mr. Robert Bennet, COO, Program Director
Kendrick Cheung, CPA, CGA
–Kendrick Cheung Accounting