LEDs Horticultural Lighting + Tech - May 1st, 2023
News and resources on controlled environment agriculture and LED lighting technology for developers, specifiers, and suppliers
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May 1, 2023

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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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Over three years, horticultural and building lighting controls developer Cosmicnode has connected hundreds of thousands of nodes with its wireless mesh network technology.
A Spanish vertical farm is raising vines completely indoors. No sun involved, just spectrally tuned lighting.
A color-only approach will also improve yields, Signify says.
'DLI Detective' provides NASA satellite data to inform growers' analysis of natural lighting conditions and optimal supplemental lighting needs.
As director of sales, Occhionero will endeavor to connect the software-driven horticultural lighting and controls firm with more global greenhouse producers.
Ken Hurd, PowerSecure National Accounts discusses the importance of energy resiliency in reliable food supply.
Southwire said its move to invest in VoltServer is a step toward meeting the industry needs of the future that will help it to remain a leader in sustainability initiatives.
Robots have a wide range of applications within the agricultural industry from performing complex tasks such as monitoring crops and measuring PH levels in the soil, to simpler tasks of picking-and-packing fruits and vegetables and planting seeds.