Category: Blog

23May '18

8 Tips for Setting Up Successful Plant Trials with LED

LED grow lights provide an easy opportunity for growers and scientists to conduct plant trials with simple installations and a broad range of different spectra in multiple form factors. The following tips should encourage scientists and commercial growers who are currently not familiar with studies in horticultural lighting, to find out how the different features […]

12Mar '18

Artificial Lighting In Agriculture

For many years, it is known that plants require light for growth, but not until the last hundred years with the development of science and technology that the exact effect of light on plants is fully discovered. In agriculture, the use of artificial lighting seeks to provide a source of light that is similar to […]

21Nov '17

The Entire Cannabis Industry in One Room

The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo brought 18.000 participants and more than 650 exhibitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. The fifth rendition of this event proved to be the world’s largest gathering of the cannabis industry players, from seed to sale. For most exhibitors, this event is the highlight of the year […]

05Oct '17

Light Approaches to Speed up the Generation Turnover

The development of new plant varieties with advanced performance or an improved environmental adaptation is important to secure our food. To obtain new genetic recombinants or to introduce one or multiple target genes, plants need to be pollinated in a controlled way and seeds must be collected – best as fast as possible to keep […]

08May '17

Why is LED Grow Light Purple?

Sure, by now we are all aware that LED light does wonderful things for plant growth. Plants grow quicker and healthier than under other, traditional lighting methods such as HPS, and if the LEDs are good, then even better than under natural sunlight. But why are they always purple/pink? All light sources contain a spectrum […]

08Feb '17

The Effect of LED Grow Lights on Human Health

The rapid increase in the use of LED technology for horticultural lighting applications has also raised discussions regarding the potential human health risks compared to legacy lighting solutions. This is somewhat due to the differences in visual appearance (colour and intensities) of the light in such applications. At a high enough intensity, any type of […]

04Aug '15

How do you spell light?

Characterizing spectral properties and calculating irradiances are everyday tasks for many researchers in the field of plant photobiology. Varying waveband definitions in use, different photoreceptors found in plants, let alone the difference between expressing light on photon or energy basis can make one’s head spin. To tackle this, a couple of publications and an application […]