Agtech company Lumo will preview its smart irrigation valve for growers at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Agricultural irrigation uses 70% of the world’s freshwater, making advanced technology crucial to improve irrigation efficiency and reducing water usage. Lumo’s smart valve is the first in the industry to have a built-in controller, built-in flow and pressure sensors, and be completely wireless and internet-connected. It allows growers to accurately track water consumption, automate irrigation and redeploy labor resources. Initial interest in the product has come from wine producers, with over half of Lumo’s 2023 inventory already committed to early-access customers.
The CEO of Lumo, Devon Wright, stated that they are excited to unveil the Lumo smart valve at CES in Las Vegas. The company is dedicated to addressing water scarcity through improved irrigation efficiency, and the Lumo smart valve allows growers to better control their irrigation systems to benefit their profits and the environment.
The smart valve is the first of its kind with a built-in controller, flow and pressure sensors, and internet connectivity. It gives growers greater control and visibility over their irrigation system, allowing them to automate tasks and utilize labor more efficiently. The Lumo smart valve also enables growers to track their water usage and manage it more effectively. It has received interest from major wine producers, such as Clos du Val, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Bohème, and Price Family, and over half of the 2023 inventory has already been committed to early-access customers.
The valve was developed by Henry Halimi, a water technology inventor with numerous patents, and is designed to address the need for more efficient irrigation systems. Halimi expects it to be a game-changer for growers.
“I am proud to be developing a product that addresses the urgent need for more efficient irrigation systems,” says Henry Halimi, Head of Research and Development, Lumo. “The Lumo valve is a game-changer for growers, and I can’t wait to see the impact it has on the industry.”