Horticultural lighting systems have gone through a rapid developmental process over the last 5 years. Advances in LED technology have allowed commercial manufacturers to more than double the electric energy-to-light conversion efficiency of horticultural lighting systems. Meanwhile, researchers continue to explore the controllability aspects of LEDs, expanding lighting controls capabilities to improve crop production yield, crop quality, and energy use efficiency.
"Combined, new energy-efficient LED systems and advanced horticultural lighting controls can provide energy savings of 70% compared to the legacy High-Pressure Sodium technology and improve lighting consistency in commercial CEA facilities. Despite these benefits, we still see a low adoption rate of new technologies in the commercial CEA industry," says Enrico Mattos.
In this seminar, Erico Mattos will demonstrate some of the underutilized benefits provided by advanced energy-efficient lighting systems, explore the challenges related to emerging technologies implementation, and how we can bridge the gaps between research and commercial facilities to accelerate technology adoption.
Dr. Erico Mattos is the executive director of the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium and co-founder and CEO of Candidus. Erico earned a Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Georgia and a B.S from the University of Sao Paulo (2009). In 2012, Erico completed Singularity University’s graduate studies program in Mountain View, CA.