Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Horticultural Lighting + Tech newsletter for May 1, 2023. Our featured story this month is a “Profiles in Lighting” piece on Netherlands-based Cosmicnode. Our team was recently introduced to the company, which offers a multiradio mesh approach to networked lighting controls that can be used across both horticulture and other large building applications. Cosmicnode is three years young, and it has already deployed more than 100,000 wireless nodes in greenhouses and buildings combined.
Also in this issue, our Mark Halper looks into LEDs to support hops growing, and how to reduce energy consumption through applying optimized spectra in the greenhouse. Plus, a horticultural specialist firm has released an online tool to help with Daily Light Integral calculations, and our partners at Microgrid Knowledge have published a thought leadership piece on how microgrids will support energy resiliency for a more secure food supply.
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