ANSI/ASABE Releases Horticultural Lighting Standards for Testing LEDs and SSL Modules

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the second in a series of three standards documents focused on specifying the performance of LEDs, arrays, and modules relative to the impact on plant growth and development. ASABE

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Nichia and Qwestland Partner to Further Develop the Horticulture LED Market

Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia Corporation has announced to start cooperative researches and experiments with Qwestland International, a Dutch horticulture solution provider. The goal of their partnership is to further explore the potential of the horticulture LED market. The Netherlands is

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Horticultural Lighting: Market Analysis & Forecast 2018 by Strategies Unlimited

The horticulture lighting market is one of the most exciting potential markets for LED technologies to have a massive impact. Incumbent lighting technologies, including high pressure sodium, metal halide and fluorescent to name a few, are beginning to be replaced

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Luminus Devices Announces New Horticultural COB LED Targeting Legal Cannabis

Luminus Devices has announced its Horticultural COB portfolio — chip-on-board (COB) LEDs in two form factors and two spectra options. The initial products primarily target legal cannabis growing operations in indoor settings where the growing community has typically used high-pressure

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Horticulture Lighting Market by Technology by MarketsandMarkets™

The overall horticulture lighting market was valued at USD 2.08 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 6.21 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 20.61% from 2018 to 2023. APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market

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WHITE PAPER – LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting by Mouser

Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Download this white

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Michigan State Controlled Environment Lighting Laboratory Explores LEDs for Horticulture

The Controlled Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) at Michigan State University (MSU) has a horticultural lighting system installed across multiple growing areas that is arguably the most complex and capable such solid-state lighting (SSL) system in the world. Osram Innovations and

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Growing Lettuce and Herbs with 100% Philips LED Grow Lights

Great Lakes Growers in Burton, Ohio is now growing 100% of their lettuce and herbs under Philips LED toplighting. John Bonner, the owner of Great Lakes Growers began trialing LEDs in 2015 and after seeing the success in a small

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LED Lighting Used in Worldwide Vertical Farms to Boost Local Food Supply

By deploying LED lighting, agricultural activities can be carried out in places with difficult environment conditions for providing food locally and diminishing the food miles. Vertical farms have been established worldwide with the aim of producing food with more efficiency

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IES Featured Webinar Live 9-20: Lighting for Horticulture

September 20th 12:00 PM EDT. Humans see visible light; plants perceive and respond to electromagnetic radiation. For all that we have learned and know about lighting design for architectural and roadway applications, surprisingly little of this is relevant to horticultural

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The On-going LED Horticulture Lighting Market Expansion

According to the research of LEDinside, the market scale of LED plant lighting will reach US$ 224 million in 2018 and is estimated to grow to US$ 633 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 30% during 2018-2022. Many LED

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World’s Biggest LED Horticultural Project Doubles in Size

The massive 28-hectare greenhouse – 350 km south west of Moscow, Russia – currently uses over 120,000 luminaires to boost the growth of tomatoes and cucumbers. The LED lighting has been so successful in enabling year-round growing, improving supply and

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Current, powered by GE and Jones Food Company Partner to Launch Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm

The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height

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We Picked Raspberries in January Thanks to LEDs

The crop was planted in November and, under a mixture of red and blue LEDs, grew big leaves ‘as quickly as in summer’. They were pollinated by bumble and honey bees and the fruit was picked on 31 January 2018.

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Osram Invests in Growth of Horticultural Lighting with Acquisition of Fluence Bioengineering

Horticultural lighting is one of the most vibrant markets for both research and development and new applications. Lighting giant Osram, Munich, Germany (with its U.S. facilities based in Wilmington, MA) took a big next step in its quest to become

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Vividgro Acquires Home Grow Marijuana App to Facilitate Smart LED Horticultural Lighting

VividGro, a manufacturer of high-quality LED grow lighting products that has become an AgTech leader, acquired WeGrow, a cannabis home grow app with over 20,000 downloads in the iTunes Store. WeGrow, which launched its chatbot-based technology in April 2017, has

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Wheat Grows Twice As Fast Under LEDs

A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50% by using LED lighting. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16-week growing time

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Fluence Bioengineering Launches New Vertical Farming Lighting Solutions

Fluence Bioengineering launched three new horticulture lighting solutions designed for the world’s largest vertical farms. With a sleek form-factor, broad-spectrum, optimized light intensity, and world-class energy efficiency, the new Fluence RAZR Series is built for a wide range of vertical

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Active Grow SG300 LED Grow Light is the First to Receive the ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification

Active Grow’s Sweet Grass Series™ 300W LED Grow Light is the first to receive the new ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification from Intertek. Intertek has recognized the Active Grow SG300 LED grow light as a significant development in horticultural lighting technology,

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UL Whitepaper: Grow Your Knowledge: Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting has existed for many years as a supplement to, or replacement for sunlight as the catalyst for plant growth. While many light sources have been used, professional, large-scale operations tend toward HID lamps for most supplemental and replacement

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