LEDs Horticultural Lighting + Tech - Oct 2nd, 2023
News and resources on controlled environment agriculture and LED lighting technology for developers, specifiers, and suppliers
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October 2, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Horticultural Lighting + Tech newsletter for Oct. 2, 2023. As our Mark Halper notes in a story on new horticultural lighting business for Sollum Technologies, “One swallow does not make a summer.” Yet it is encouraging to see some large-scale indoor farming projects benefiting from not only LED lighting to reduce their energy consumption but also the ability to control said lighting in a more responsive and dynamic way to support crops. Furthermore, Fluence has revealed that in-house representatives have helped its customers maximize their investment in horticultural LEDs with rebate and incentive assistance.

Meanwhile, although the cannabis industry has encountered difficulties with policy impacts on financing and energy efficiency incentives, it remains an area with expectations for growth, and so we have several articles on industry education, controlled environment strategy, and LED lighting impact on crop yield for a California grower.

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The LED lighting company and Wageningen extend a 10-year collaboration. Their latest project examines more energy-efficient LED practices for indoor agriculture.
Controlled temperature, light intensity, and tailored spectra will all deliver the cost benefits of solid-state lighting (SSL) that cannabis growers urgently need, says Kevin Frender of Black Dog LED.
Oakfruitland also reports lower energy use while providing brighter lighting using Fluence luminaires purchased before the horticultural downturn. But when will the market recover?
The horticultural lighting vendor launches an educational program aimed at the wider industry, in partnership with Dutch research group Innexo.
Is the drought beginning to ease in the horticultural lighting industry?
“Fluence’s dedicated in-house rebate experts offer rebate and incentive management to all Fluence customers at no additional cost,” the company explained.
A growing global population and climate change are prompting scientists to explore new ways to reduce food loss and waste. A top candidate? Biosensors.
The study of plant hormones via carbon nanosensor technology could impact plant growth and health, and may someday address rising global food security concerns.