Webinars 

LED Technology and Photobiology

Webinars hosted by Valoya’s biologists, engineers and customers. Sharing information on the latest developments in the horticultural LED technology.

Upcoming Webinar

Thursday, October 312019 | 14:00 (EDT) 

Latest Developments in Research on LED for Cannabis 2019

hosted by the Cannabis Business Times

Presenter

Ms. Stiina Kotiranta
Research Manager, Valoya

Duration: 1 hour

In this FREE webinar you will hear about the latest scientific findings regarding LED light for cannabis. Independent research data on cannabis is usually not publicly available or simply does not yet exist. Over the past 4 years Valoya has continuously been researching the effects of the light spectrum on the cannabis plant morphology and THC/CBD content, in collaboration with Dr. Gianpaolo Grassi (CREA-CI Institute, Italy), the world renowned Cannabis sativaresearcher. Some of this data has already been published in the Journal of Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids within the first academic paper to compare the effects of HPS vs. LED on cannabis. Trial results presented in the webinar will include new, yet unpublished data from the most recents trials, conducted in 2019.

Additionally, we will discuss lighting needs of the cannabis plant in all its growth stages from tissue culture to the flowering phase. Valoya, the manufacturer of LED grow lights, known for its science based approach to developing LED solutions has been committed to plant biology research since its founding, over a decade ago. Before entering the cannabis market Valoya has studied a variety of LED spectra and their effects on fresh and dry flower weight, concentrations of THC, CBD and other secondary metabolites etc. These findings will be presented as well to further deepen our knowledge on optimal cultivation practices of cannabis.

The webinar will be hosted by Ms. Stiina Kotiranta, Valoya’s Research Manager who has a long standing experience in conducting LED trials on plants, most of which in collaboration with world’s leading research institutes and agricultural companies.

Thursday, November 07th2019 | 14:00 (CET)

Replicating Sunlight From Any Part of the World With LEDs

Presenter

Mr. Petteri Ahonen
R&D Engineer, Valoya

Introduction

Duration: 1 hour

In this free webinar we will present the LightDNA technology, a result of a collaboration between Valoya and Microsoft, aimed at pushing the boundaries of plant biology research. LightDNA enables researchers to re-create sunlight from any part of the world in their chambers, with a click of a button. It is a state-of-the-art LED luminaire connected to an online user interface allowing a degree of control researchers have not yet had with other types of lighting.

The LightDNA luminaire has been carefully designed with 8 individual light channels all of which interact to produce any sunlight spectrum a researcher may need. Furthermore, researchers can control each light channel separately as well as upload their own, recorded light programs. This enables plant biology research to be completely localized.

During the webinar we will showcase this technology which was introduced in 2015 and has thus far illuminated the chambers of the Max Planck Institute, Salk Institute and Queen Mary University, among others. Participants will see first hand how the technology works, they will be able to ask questions as well as get information on how to acquire LightDNA for their own growth chambers.

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Past Webinars

May 24th, 2019

Transitioning To White Led Light In Crop Science: What You Need To Know

Presenter

Ms. Stefanie Linzer
Biologist, Crop Science & Medical Plants Specialist

Introduction

Duration: 1 hour

A white LED light with a finely tuned spectrum is a close match to sunlight and is capable of producing the outdoor phenotype indoors. If the lamp is well designed the spectrum will remain consistent during its lifespan enabling researchers to produce reliable results. White, full spectrum LEDs are becoming the norm and present a chance for great efficiency improvements. But not all LED light is the same, nor can any LED light successfully replace growth protocols optimized over years of cultivation.

In this webinar, we will address concerns that come with transitioning from fluorescent, metal halide and other lighting technologies to LEDs in crop science applications. 

We will cover these and other topics such as:

  •  If and why researchers should switch to LEDs
  • Concrete examples of financial savings and other efficiencies that can be achieved in this transition
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October 24th, 2018

Latest Developments in Research on LED for Medical Cannabis 2018

Presenter

Ms. Stefanie Linzer
Biologist, Crop Science & Medical Plants Specialist

Introduction

Duration: 1 hour

In 2018, a comprehensive academic study on HPS vs. LED lighting for medical cannabis has been published in the Journal of Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids. This study has compared the effects of the two light sources on medical cannabis in two rounds and these findings will be presented during this webinar!

In addition to HPS and LED light comparisons, we will discuss the lighting needs of the medical cannabis plant in all its growth stages from tissue culture to the flowering phase.

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