Lighting
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.
October 2016 – It was at the age of 44 that Bob Mitchell decided he wanted to try greenhouse cultivation.
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.
Each year, Canadian greenhouse growers face a challenge nearly as old as the sun itself: during the darker days of a Canadian winter, nothing grows.
May 27, 2016, Elmira, Ont. – Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, recently teamed up with Elmira’s Own Produce for the installation of Philips GreenPower LED interlighting.
May 26, 2016, Beamsville, Ont. – The much anticipated new line of HortiLED products from PL Light Systems are now available in North America and will be officially debuted at the 2016 Cultivate tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio.
March 2016 — After presenting a webinar through Greenhouse Canada last fall, and a few talks at different occasions on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and their applications in horticulture, I have been more frequently receiving phone calls and emails regarding LEDs.
October 2015 – Greenhouse Canada magazine keeps a close eye on lighting research and developments, and in this story we present a roundup of the latest projects across Canada and beyond.
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