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What’s the best way to compare lighting efficiency?

When choosing horticultural lighting, growers need to consider lighting efficiency and how the lighting will be used. There is a big difference between lighting efficiency for horticulture and lighting efficiency for consumer use. The difference is in who is receiving the light. “From a human perspective since the early 20th century there was a number […]

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Hort Americas offers OSRAM horticultural LED lights

Hort Americas is now offering OSRAM’s ZELION HL300 series of horticultural LED fixtures including controls and accessories. One of main advantages of the fixtures is they are controllable allowing users to adjust both the light intensity (light quantity) and the spectrum (light quality). The ZELION HL300 Grow Light is a 100- to 600-watt dimmable and […]

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New Video Shows Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomatoes being Grown with LEDs

New Video on Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes in a Greenhouse with LEDs In this video you will see first hand how a Ukrainian Glass Greenhouse Tomato Grower uses the Philips GreenPower LED Interlighting Module to increase production on their hydroponically grown crops. Please notice that the Interlighting Module does not replace HPS lighting.  It simply enhances other […]

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Horticultural LEDs in the News

Recently the popularity and interest of LED grow lights has increased dramatically. To read some of these stories, check out the following links: Learn about LED Lights installed in a Chinese University Greenhouse – http://www.lighting.philips.co.uk/application_areas/horticultural/news/201203-Philips-LEDs-in-Shanghai-Jiaotong-University-new-intelligent-greenhouse.wpd Learn about Philips GreenPower LEDs in the Dutch Pavilion at Floriade 2012 – http://www.lighting.philips.co.uk/application_areas/horticultural/news/201204-Philips-GreenPower-LEDs-in-Dutch-pavilion-at-Floriade.wpd Learn about LEDs installed at the Stockbridge […]

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LED Grow Light Video from Hort Americas

Hort Americas is please to offer the first in a series of innovative educational videos geared toward commercial greenhouse growers and hydroponic vegetable growers in controlled environment agriculture facilities. The first will be product videos that provide you (the viewer) the necessary facts and information you need to incorporate these tools at your growing facility. […]

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LED Horticultural Grow Lights Make Propagation Easier and Faster

Rooting cuttings in separate propagation room cuts a week off of production schedule by David Kuack and Jean-Marc Versolato Minnesota in the winter is not the ideal place to try to propagate woody ornamental cuttings. Cold temperatures and low light conditions make rooting cuttings a real challenge. So when Jean-Marc Versolato at Bailey Nurseries in St. […]

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Hort Americas is now Certified to Provide Philips LEDs

Hort Americas recently finished its last round of training on Philips GreenPower Horticultural (Hydroponic) LED Product Portfolio.  This training not only included intense product training, but it also included training on LED applications for: 1.)  Hydroponic Production of Greenhouse Vegetable Crops like Tomatoes, Peppers and Cucumbers 2.)  Hydroponic Production of Greenhouse Leafy Green and Herb […]