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Evaluating the Safety and Performance of Horticultural Lighting and Grow Systems

Dec. 6, 2019
Learn About the Newly Published Standard for Horticultural Lighting Equipment

As concerns grow about the long-term sustainability of conventional farming and agricultural operations, increased attention is being given to the potential advantages of what some are calling controlled environment agriculture, or indoor farming for short. Luminaires and grow systems specifically designed for horticultural applications are a critical element in these innovate environments.

In this UL white paper, “Evaluating the Safety and Performance of Horticultural Lighting and Grow Systems”, we’ll discuss the function of horticultural lighting in controlled environment agricultural operations, as well as the specific safety and performance requirements applicable to these specialized horticultural luminaires and systems.

We’ll also discuss the scope of safety evaluations available under UL 8800, Standard for Safety for Horticultural Lighting Equipment, and conclude with a summary of the potential advantages of UL 8800 horticultural lighting and grow system certification.

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