Analyze Your Cannabis THC & CBD Levels Here
Harvest Moon Hydroponics-Proudly Introduces a complete Analytical test of your flower in a 10 minute test. Contact us on the sample you bring us or 3 grams perfectly dried, to keep the test complete and perfectly accurate.
Have the quality of your cannabis product tested at our location with state-of-the-art cannabis potency analysis equipment.
Our LightLab3 cannabis potency analyzer utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and spectroscopy technology to analyze cannabinoid content.
Harvest Moon Hydroponics provides affordable on-site testing capable of reporting 12 analytes, 11 cannabinoids, and total terpenes within 10 minutes.
We are not an FDA approved lab, so all test results are private and for your own knowledge of your product’s worth on the market. Sample analysis results are available on-screen, in a spreadsheet, a report, and text & email.
Bring in 3 grams of the cannabis you would like us to test for you and we will analyze it for a fee of $75.
Built for Cannabis. Built for Performance.
LightLab was designed to be easy-to-use and deliver lab-grade accuracy. LightLab applies liquid chromatography which separates the cannabinoids, spectroscopy which uses light to analyze the sample’s compounds and linear regression mathematics to calculate sample results.
HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY
Your analytical laboratory likely uses High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to analyze your hemp or cannabis sample. Like an HPLC, LightLab pushes an extracted cannabis sample through a column. The column separates the cannabinoids in the sample by slowing down cannabinoids by different amounts based on their affinity to the column. This allows each cannabinoid to exit the column at a different time. For example, CBD may exit the column first, then D9THC and so on. Once the column separates the cannabinoids, they move to the next step in the analytical process: spectroscopy.
Spectroscopy uses light to measure the analytical composition of compounds. During the analytical process the sample flows between a light source and a detector. The detector will quantify how much light is getting through the sample. Since every cannabinoid has a particular light absorption signature LightLab can provide quantitative measurements. LightLab borrows spectroscopy technology from the Curiosity Mars Rover, providing an accurate and dependable analysis every time.
LIGHTLAB CHROMATOGRAM AND CALCULATIONS
When LightLab analyzes a sample, it separates cannabinoids over time and detects them with UV light at several wavelengths. An HPLC works in much of the same way, though in many cases only one wavelength of light is utilized. In a standard HPLC, the chromatogram shows peaks that represent different analytes; the area of the analyte is correlated with the concentration of that analyte. While LightLab uses the chromatogram as part of its analysis, the calculation is not a strict peak area calculation. Instead, LightLab uses a sophisticated multi-dimensional, non-linear regression to calculate results. This algorithm uses multiple UV wavelengths along with the chromatogram to determine the final results. This allows for a more robust and accurate measurement of cannabinoids even with challenging environmental conditions and complex samples.
The Orange Photonics (OP) team is passionate about analytical instrumentation. We’re also passionate about delivering the best possible products in support of operational efficiency, quality control and innovation.
Orange Photonics’ team members come from diverse industries including spectroscopy sciences, health care, standards organizations and educational institutions. We harness our expertise in support of the customers we serve. When we see our customers succeed and grow, we know we’re doing our part to help move the industry forward.
Our roots are in spectroscopy, which is the science of using light to measure chemical composition. Our legacy goes back three generations of spectroscopists to include one of the founders of PittCon, often honored as the “Father of Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy”, Paul Wilks.
Spectroscopy and liquid chromatography, two analytical methods used in Orange Photonics’ cannabis potency testing equipment, are commonly used in pharmaceuticals, environmental testing, and food manufacturing.