HPS vs. LED: The Costs of Horticultural Lighting

Choosing horticultural lighting is one of the most important decisions a grower makes before setting up a greenhouse. It is often a large part of both CapEx, Capital Expenses, and OpEx, Operational Expenses.

Challenges and Opportunities Faced in Vertical Farming

amBX spoke with Stephan den Boer from Bever Innovations on their podcast about the role of technology in vertical farms, the challenges and opportunities faced.

Hybrid Lighting: Using both LED and HPS

When considering horticultural lighting for a greenhouse or indoor grow facility, the decision almost always comes down to HPS vs LED. Choosing between a traditional HPS lighting system or a new LED technology can be very complicated.

Fluence and REMY LED Lighting Collaboration Flourishes at Leading Israeli Cannabis Farms

With Fluence's SPYDR Series, Trichome leverages a high intensity, broad-spectrum strategy that delivers precise and uniform light to the plant canopy.

We Cannot Reduce Cost of Electricity, So We Learn How to Make Best Use of Energy

Part of this is to maximize the plant density per square meter, which means more and more plants can benefit from the same kilowatts sent to the LED lamps. We also use software to make better predictions on the amount that needs to be harvested so that there is zero waste.

The Effect of Near-Infrared Radiation on Plants

Look at any textbook on botany and you will find this maxim: plants respond to optical radiation in the spectral range of 280 nm to 800 nm.The question is, how was this spectral range (sometimes referred to as Photobiologically Active Radiation, or PBAR) determined?

Enhancing Plant Growth using LED Light:

Located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the lab's team of dedicated researchers led by Dr. R. Glen Uhrig are working around the clock to unlock the mystery surrounding signalling events that control plant growth and development.

How Growers Can Protect Against Rising Energy Prices and Switch to LED Lighting

If you're a grower who's concerned about the ongoing surge in energy prices, switching to LED lighting is a simple step you can take to mitigate against rising costs in the meantime.

Indoor Agriculture: Driving up LED Efficiency to Reduce the Costs of Artificial Sun

Increasing lighting efficiency can make a big difference to running costs. This is one of the reasons driving the move to replace traditional lighting solutions with LEDs in recent years.

Switching Up Indoors - Why Growers World-wide Are Upgrading to LEDs

52% of commercial growers reported using LEDs as of 2020-an increase from 25% in 2016. This trend is expected to continue in the next decade. The sharp rise in LED-use among commercial growers is really two-fold: energy savings and complete optimization.

Choosing the Right LEDs for Your Greenhouse

Plants respond differently to various spectra so choosing the best LEDs for you will depend on your specific cultivation goals and crops, location and climate, and several other key considerations.

HYBRID LIGHTING STRATEGIES: ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND GETTING STARTED

Research on the ideal lighting for greenhouse cultivation reveals a fundamental truth: LED systems are far more efficient and effective than their HPS counterparts.

What to Look for in a Greenhouse Light Plan

When it comes to lighting a greenhouse or any indoor grow facility, the number of factors to consider can seem overwhelming. Should you choose intelligent LEDs? Should you go old-school with HPS?

The Absorption and Action Spectrum and the Benefits of Green Light

Light has a complex relationship with plants. When the light touches a leaf, it can be absorbed by, reflected from, or transmitted through to other leaves. Plants appear green to us because they reflect and transmit slightly more green light than they do blue or red.

Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting: Hacking the Sun to Grow Your Business

Growers who are able to optimize the supplemental light they provide to plants can eliminate seasonal changes in production cycles, increase crop production, ensure crop consistency and grow quality plants year-round.

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