Lighting

DLC Requirements for LED Fixtures

In October 2018, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) published the requirements for testing and reporting horticultural lighting fixtures that contain light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This is important for commercial plant growers because the DLC essentially sets the... more »

What to Know About Lighting Cannabis from a Former Greenhouse Cultivator

Changing perceptions around cannabis has many commercial growers seriously examining the plant for the first time, and many are underestimating the long “maligned weed.” I say maligned because cannabis is by no means an unwanted... more »

MSU Extension Offering Online Greenhouse Courses

The deadline to register for  Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series is rapidly approaching. If you are you looking to brush up on greenhouse topics such as greenhouse lighting, biological control or fertility, you... more »

Samsung to Introduce Full-Spectrum LEDs in 2019

In 2019, Samsung Electronics, will introduce new horticulture LED products, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming, the new LEDs provide a broader... more »

LED Growers’ Guide for Ornamentals Now Available

{Sponsored} Learn the latest LED lighting strategies that LumiGrow's growers use to improve energy-to-yield efficiencies, shorten crop cycles and influence flower morphology. In this guide you will learn: • Lighting requirements for ornamentals by growth stage... more »

LumiGrow Launches TopLight: A New Smart Horticultural Lighting Solution for Optimizing Crop Yields and Costs

{Sponsored}LumiGrow Inc., a smart horticultural lighting company, has just launched its newest wirelessly controllable LED lighting system for commercial greenhouse and indoor crop production. The LumiGrow TopLight is a powerful, versatile lighting solution built with... more »

ASABE Releases New LED Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the second in a three-part series of standards relating to LED radiation measurements for plant growth and development. "ANSI/ASABE S642, Recommended Methods for Measurement... more »

White LEDs for Plant Applications

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used for plant applications to supplement sunlight in greenhouses and to provide the only source of light indoors. As mentioned in the September 2018 issue of GPN, many horticultural... more »

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