LEDs Horticultural Lighting + Tech - Nov 7th, 2022
News and resources on controlled environment agriculture and LED lighting technology for developers, specifiers, and suppliers
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November 7, 2022

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Horticultural Lighting + Tech newsletter for Nov. 7, 2022. The inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference wrapped up last week. We heard from colleagues and industry attendees that the event aptly represented the interdisciplinary nature of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and the prospects for collaborative discussion between policymakers, program directors, practitioners, and technology/service providers were fulfilled. You can follow the conference on LinkedIn for updates.

Meanwhile, readers can learn more about the potential for standardizing energy metrics and formulating best practices in CEA and controlled environment horticulture (CEH) in an article covering an intriguing California study launched by industry researchers and supported by Pacific Gas & Electric. Furthermore, the latest cannabis-focused lighting market research shows an increase in the use of LEDs for a variety of reasons, not solely about energy savings. Also, contributors from Energy Code Ace translate the modifications to CA Title 24 that specifically address horticultural lighting, bringing CEA facilities designers, architects, and operators up to speed with the code.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


The Luminus Horticulture portfolio includes new flip chip 3030 and High Power LEDs delivering one of the most extensive selections of monochromatic and full-spectrum LEDs from UVC to Far Red, targeted to supplemental and replacement lighting fixtures. Beyond faster plant growth, precise spectrum engineering and control enable value-added functions such as mold mitigation, increased plant quality, greenhouse disinfection and extended shelf life post-harvest.

With support from PG&E, researchers reviewed literature on energy and water use in CEH and found values varied widely due to estimated models and “operational assumptions.”
Over 70% of North American growers are now using the light source, according to the latest survey. Energy is the biggest reason. But there are others.
Educators from ENERGY CODE ACE summarize code requirements for controlled environment horticulture in California’s Title 24, Part 6 building energy code with a focus on lighting.
The tomatoes were growing so fast under a hybrid LED/HPS scheme that it was disturbing the overall crop cycle. Guess which lights the grower pared back.
The company also reports that logistical woes are slightly easing, and that it will now drive harder bargains with suppliers as it dampens its own price increases.
Growers balked at buying in the third quarter, which was down across the board at the Austrian LED and photonics company. Is this just a temporary blip on the farm? Signify has noticed it, too.
Fluence, other vendors, and growers will closely watch the state’s Nov. 8 ballot.
Join power-integration specialists Marc McAndrew and Talal Abdelghany of ERP Power for a 360-degree approach to understanding component choices, interoperability, and standards for optimal luminaire performance.
A new europium complex-based thin-film coating has been shown to help accelerate the growth of plants by enhancing the properties of photosynthesis.