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Does it make economic sense for you to install grow lights?

The Lighting Approaches to Maximize Profits (LAMP) project aims to determine how growers can maximize their return on investment when considering installing grow lights. As light emitting diodes (LEDs) become more efficient and more affordable, an increasing number of greenhouse and plant factory growers will consider installing LED luminaires to light their crops. In the […]

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NASA Taps Osram to Support Its Food Production Research

Osram’s smart horticulture lighting system prototype used in NASA ground research to help provide space crews with a reliable source of fresh food WILMINGTON, Mass. & KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.–Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced it is providing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a customized version of its proprietary connected […]

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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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Local by Atta rebuilds vertical farm with GE LEDs after devastating fire

Case File Facts COMPANY: Local by Atta LOCATION: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada CROPS: Local by Atta produces a variety of lettuces, basil, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, cilantro and microgreens. Products are sold at farmers markets, health food stores, grocery stores, restaurants and through a weekly basket  program. The basket program is expected to increase sales […]

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Creekside Nursery uses GE LEDs for early flowering of long day plants

Case File Facts COMPANY: Creekside Nursery LOCATION: Hempstead, Texas CROPS: Creekside Nursery is primarily a woody ornamental grower that produces  trees, shrubs, succulents, Knock Out roses, ornamental grasses, perennials  and annual color. The company sells to landscapers, independent garden  centers and rewholesalers in Texas and Oklahoma. TECHNOLOGY: GE Arize Greenhouse Pro LED Flowering Lamp   […]

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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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GE is ready to rock in the horticulture lighting industry

GE Horticultural LED Lighting Whether you are growing leafy greens and herbs or starting up fruiting crops like tomatoes or peppers, GE Horticultural LED Lighting from Hort Americas can help insure you get maximum yields! GE provides utility lighting and more. The new Horticulture LED Batten (light strip) is designed to facilitate indoor farming by […]

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How popular are LED lights?

Using only a fraction of the electricity that traditional bulbs use, LED Light Bulbs are becoming increasingly more and more popular each day. Whether you are a home owner or a commercial property owner, there is an obvious incentive to install them – both for cost savings and a reduced impact on the environment. On […]

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Colorado State University’s new horticulture center will focus on research with LEDs

An agreement between Colorado State University and Philips Lighting to equip its new 27,000-square-foot horticulture center with LEDs will put the focus on using the lights for improving ornamental and vegetable plant production. When officials at Colorado State University went looking for property to build a new football stadium they didn’t have to look far. They decided […]

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Hort Americas new Supplemental and Artificial Lighting Education Video

Hort Americas just released its newest video designed to help people interested in using supplemental or artificial lighting in hydroponic, vertical farming, urban ag, tissue culture and greenhouse applications. Whether you are looking to purchase high pressure sodium lamps, need photo-periodic lighting, learn more about LED Grow Lights or simply have any other lighting questions…this […]

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Algae Production Using LEDs at the University of Kentucky

Algae production could help reduce greenhouse gases Researchers at the University of Kentucky are using a greenhouse and LED lights to study the feasibility of growing algae with flue gas from coal-burning power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By David Kuack Algae are considered a nuisance by commercial greenhouse growers. The warm, moist conditions […]

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AJ Both of Rutgers discusses LED Lights for Horticulture and Greenhouses

Best management practices for selecting LED lights Development of testing guidelines will make it easier for light manufacturers and growers to compare LED systems. By David Kuack Growers are always looking at new technology for growing their plants faster, better and cheaper. One of the relatively new technologies that is gaining interest among growers and […]

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Horticultural LED Grow Lights – Grower Looks to Increase Efficiency with LEDs

Filip Edstrom at Green Masters Inc. is seeking to quantify the advantages of switching from fluorescent to Horticultural LED Grow Lights in his company’s growth chamber. By David Kuack Filip Edstrom has seen the writing on the wall and it says “LEDs”. Edstrom, vice president at Green Masters Inc. in Apopka, Fla., said LED lights […]

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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. […]