March 1, 2017, Saskatoon – Philips Lighting has completed the installation of Philips GreenPower LED production modules at Ecobain Gardens, the largest commercial vertical farm operation in Canada.
Feb. 24, 2016, Fort Collins, CO – Colorado State University (CSU) and the horticulture LED lighting group from Philips Lighting recently collaborated to host the first ever LED Horticulture Lighting Research Summit.
February 2017 – Growing vegetables in winter using supplemental lights is on the increase in Canada. Alberta currently has over 30 acres under lights for winter production of cucumbers and some tomatoes. Growers are experimenting with peppers as well.
January 2017 – As one of several plant specialists on the Philips Lighting horticulture global team, I regularly talk with growers abfout the benefits of using LEDs in their greenhouses. Often growers comment to me that LEDs are too expensive or that the technology is too new or that LEDs haven’t been proven to work.
Nov. 3, 2016, Emeryville, CA – LumiGrow Research, the research division of horticultural LED lighting manufacturer LumiGrow, Inc., released four new scientific posters that show how light spectra can influence plant characteristics and commercial production.
Nov. 3, 2016, Grassie, Ont. – Ron Berkhout has joined VRE Systems to help the company further develop the growing cannabis sector in North America.
Oct. 27, 2016 – Basil’s intense flavour and fragrance are what sustain its popularity among growers and consumers. These come from phenolic compounds such as rosmarinic, caffeic and chicoric acids among others, however it has been unclear how LED light influences the development of these.
Oct. 21, 2106, Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, has announced the launch of the Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0, an even more energy efficient way to extend daylight or interrupt the night growing cycle in greenhouses for growers that cultivate strawberries, cut flowers, bedding plants and cuttings.
Sept. 30, 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands – U.K.’s largest tomato grower APS Salads and supermarket tomato supplier Flavour Fresh Solfresh Group have both completed their first 12- and 10-month growing cycles, respectively, using 100 per cent Philips LED lighting.
October 2016 – Greenhouse producers are long familiar with using high-pressure sodium lamps to compensate for reduced sunlight. Not so long ago LEDs started to make inroads into the industry. Because of their ease of maintenance, longevity and energy saving benefits this technology is no longer necessarily cutting edge.
October 2016 – Lighting is one of the most important inputs in controlled environment (ex. greenhouse and plant factories) plant production that we have the ability to manage in order to achieve our production goals. There is an astounding variability in how plants utilize light for photosynthesis as well as perceive and respond to their lighting environment.
July 28, 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions for the horticulture industry, and Light4Food, an innovator in closed cultivation systems, have announced their partner agreement to supply LED lighting systems for greenhouses and vertical farms.
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