Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Horticultural Lighting + Tech Newsletter for Jan. 9, 2023. It still strikes me as odd to type “2023.” As a child of the 80s, “Young Carrie” couldn’t even imagine that someday she would be learning and writing about applications such as horticultural lighting and controlled environment agriculture. I wanted to be a detective and write mysteries! And yet here I am — “present me” is not sorry about the experiences to which I’ve been exposed. While not specific to horticultural LED lighting, I did have a fun time being on the other side of the interview with CBC Radio “Spark” segment host Nora Young in December. If you give it a listen, you’ll hear some background on LEDs’ evolution and markets, cool insights on OLEDs, and even the role of lighting and display tech in special effects from other guests on the podcast.
In today’s newsletter, you’ll find updates on both wins and losses in horticultural lighting and indoor farming, plus optimism in further leveraging LEDs and connectivity along with knowledge-backed design practices across applications including agriculture. Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.
Carrie Meadows, [email protected]