Illuminating Singapore’s journey to greater food security

Being a small city-state with limited resources, Singapore imports about 90% of its food. Such a high dependency, in a world where climate change and pandemic outbreaks could easily disrupt food supplies, could have massive ramifications on the country’s food security. To abate the reliance on food…

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Remy 108 Ltd:

Customer support from fixture selection to growing

“In industrial lighting installation, the excitement is in the planning and installation. But in agronomic lighting, the most exciting part is post-installation,” says Elad Toby, the founder, chief business development and technology officer at REMY 108 Ltd. (REMY), an Israeli provider of advanced LED…

"You don't need white light for crop inspection"

There are several myths surrounding the specific light spectra used for growing crops and, more specifically, the use of white, green, or broad-spectrum light. This article is the third in a series of interviews with Signify’s Esther de Beer, manager of the team of plant specialists at Philips…

netled

World's northernmost vertical farm begins research with adjustable-spectrum LED lights

Netled’s proprietary adjustable-spectrum LED lights are now being taken into use at the world’s northernmost vertical farm at Kainuu Vocational College, Kajaani, Finland. Netled has been developing the adjustable-spectrum technology throughout 2021. Researchers working on the vertical farm at the…

Advanced Energy

Cost savings: eliminating LED drivers from lighting fixtures inside grow area

“With our configurable iHP system, we are disruptive to the LED driver market,” says Joe Voyles, vice president of marketing at Advanced Energy. The company specializes in precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions applicable to numerous industries. Over the past three years, Advanced…

Wetech Alliance

The new faces of agritech

Agritech companies currently make up roughly 10% of WEtech Alliance’s active client portfolio. Adam Castle, WEtech’s Director of Venture Services, weighs in with the inside scoop. “The Canadian Agriculture landscape is the perfect point of convergence for technology, manufacturing, and sustainability. While the job of farmers…

Study:

Influence of green light with red and blue LEDs on the growth, leaf structrure and quality of spinach

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of green light, added with red and blue LEDs, on the growth, leaf microstructure and quality of spinach plants. Plants…

Oreon

How a tiny cooling element led to an innovation that changed everything

Sales Director Jan Mol is one of the founders of Oreon. Jan Mol and his partners started the business incubator Tendris in 2002, with sustainability as its absolute starting point. “At the time, sustainable was practically a synonym for expensive. The idea was: we need to save simply by using less…

Separate fact from fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s horticultural LED webinar

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural…

HortiLite

The right light spectrum is key to make vertical farms work

“Very few vertical farming companies manage to operate profitably. There are many challenges facing companies, such as high investment costs, operational costs and electricity usage,” says Irene Qian, Sales manager at Foshan HortiLite in China. Hortilite is a subsidiary of two listed LED lighting…

Lighting for aquariums, mushrooms and red lettuce varieties

LED strip available in new blue sun spectrum

Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its 22W T5 4FT LED Horticultural Strip Light in the new Blue Sun Spectrum.…

Lighting vertical farms: a tall order with high upside

More and more consumers are demanding fresh, locally-grown produce according to the market research firm Packaged Facts. This translates to greater interest and investments in vertical farming, since cultivators are seeking efficient methods to grow herbs and greens in densely populated areas where…

Tungsram and GreeenTech join forces to help set up urban farms

"Using variable spectrum luminaries allows us to grow a wide range of plants"

Bringing food closer to consumers is no longer an option but rather a necessity, given the strain traditional agriculture and transportation place on the environment. Czech grow tech company GreeenTech teamed up with Hungary’s Tungsram to provide vertical farming solutions that pave the way for…

Fluence

US (TX): Multiyear global research results in broad-spectrum lighting strategies

Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today the results from a series of multiyear global studies analyzing the effects of broad-spectrum white light on cannabis, Merlice tomatoes and bell peppers.…

GE Current announces European arrival of Arize Lynk

"LED luminaire offers region’s indoor growers greater flexibility and choice"

GE Current, a Daintree company, has announced the arrival in Europe of the Arize® Lynk2, its next-generation, low-power/high-performance LED luminaire for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) applications such as vertical farms. "Offering a 50% longer lifetime of 54,000 hours to L90, up to 15%…

Light Science Technologies launches new LED lighting range

90% recyclable design enables growers to simply upgrade and replace

Light Science Technologies (LST) has launched nurturGROW to the market, its new sustainable grow lighting product range, offering an innovative solution for indoor farming, covering greenhouses, vertical farming, polytunnels, and medicinal plants. Created with four core component parts, the…

5 reasons why quality manufacturing matters in LED grow lighting

Although LEDs typically last around 50,000 hours, cheaply manufactured grow lights can have poor cooling or over-powered LEDs, so that the light intensity drops significantly with normal use in just a few months. This can have serious ramifications, not just for OPEX costs but also for crop yields.   As indoor farming…

UK: Two new hires for horticultural lighting specialist

Vertically Urban, the Leeds-based manufacturer of LED solutions, has welcomed two new specialists to its growing team. Vertically Urban is excited to welcome Jon Potter and Phoebe Sutton to the team. The two recruits have been bought on board to meet the brand's growth objectives and further improve its…

Ushio Germany presents Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus

"The highest light output ever achieved by a 1,000 W lamp"

With the Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus lamp, Ushio Germany GmbH presents another innovation in the field of plant growth lamps. "The Horturion Supra Plus is a 1,000 W lamp with a light output of 2180 µmol/s and therefore the most efficient 1,000 W lamp ever introduced in the market", the Ushio…


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