Lighting

What Is the Ideal Lighting Spectrum?

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “What is the ideal lighting spectrum?” Until the recent advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology, this wasn’t something we would even consider asking. We only... more »

GLASE to Present Lighting Webinar This Week

GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering) will present a free webinar this week on Horticultural Lighting Systems Energy-Savings Calculations. The webinar will take place Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. eastern time In controlled environment agriculture supplemental lighting... more »

Fluence Names Hort Services Head

Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence) has appointed Abhay Thosar to director of horticulture services. Thosar, who previously served as senior plant specialist with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), brings deep horticultural experience and applied expertise in horticultural... more »

GLASE Consortium to Offer Webinars; Publish Technical Series

The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will be presenting a webinar series featuring the latest technological innovations and best practices in the CEA field. The webinar series is designed to provide participants with the... more »

LED Fixture Efficacy: A 2020 Update

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have come a long way in the past decade. The prices for LEDs have come down, their output has greatly increased, and their efficacy (energy efficiency) has dramatically improved. Back then, we... more »

How Much Supplemental Lighting Do You Need?

From October to March, the daily light integral (DLI) can be a limiting factor in the production of greenhouse crops, particularly in the northern half of the U.S. and in Canada. Because the DLI is... more »

Fluence Adds Two VPs

Fluence, a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the appointment of Ron DeKok as vice president of sales for the Americas. In his new role, DeKok... more »

MSU Extension Now Offering Online Greenhouse Courses

Registration is now open for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers and Floriculture Root Zone Management. The courses serve as an... more »

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