Nov 16, 2018
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 and Testing of LED Products for Plant Growth and Development,” describes the methods used for measurement and testing of LED packages, arrays and modules; LED lamps; and any other LED optical radiation devices.

This standard was preceded by the first document in the series, S640, Quantities and Units of Electromagnetic Radiation for Plants (Photosynthetic Organisms), which presented definitions and descriptions of metrics for plant growth and development. The final standard in the series will focus on performance criteria for LED systems used in horticulture.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download within the next few weeks.

Location for the download is on the ASABE online Technical Library at: elibrary.asabe.org. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at [email protected].

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by visiting www.asabe.org.


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