LEDs for horticulture/agriculture

GLASE Consortium Formed to Reduce Electricity Use of Greenhouses by 70%

Establishment of GLASE Consortium with Representatives from Cornell and RPI

Greenhouses currently cover about 720 acres in New York state. They extend the growing season and protect crops and other plants from harsh weather conditions. Researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have formed a public-private consortium called the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium (GLASE). The consortium …

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Everlight Showcases Packaged LEDs for Agricultural Applications

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. of Shulin, New Taipei City Taiwan is exhibiting its comprehensive portfolio of agricultural lighting LEDs at LIGHTFAIR International. The company is showcasing its high-power, medium-power, and low-power LED products for agricultural applications. Everlight notes that different environments, animals, and plants need various combinations to achieve maximum …

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Acuity Working with Rensselaer and LESA Developing Horticultural Light Protocols

Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has signed a sponsored research agreement with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  For the project, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) will develop light protocols for using specialized LED lighting with integrated feedback to grow plants efficiently. LESA is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Smart …

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Adura Launches LED Modules for Horticulture

Adura LED Modules for horticultural applications

Light-engine manufacturer Adura LED Solutions of Orange County, California has introduced two new LED modules aimed at horticultural solid-state lighting (SSL) applications. The modules feature Cree LEDs, LEDil optics, and metal core printed circuit board technology that was invented by a company called Sinkpad. The thermal technology elements, known as …

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