Webinars

LED Technology and Photiobiology

Webinars are hosted by Valoya’s biologists, engineers and customers. They are free of charge and contain information on the latest developments in the horticultural LED technology.

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Past Webinars

Website Banner_CS Webinar 2020

May 272020 | 15:00 EET

Developing a Light Spectrum – A Balancing Act

Presenter
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Ms. Stefanie Linzer
Plant R&D Director, Valoya

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Mr. Harri Ekdahl
Product Manager, Valoya

Introduction

Duration: 45 minutes

In this free webinar we will shed light on the spectrum development process from hypothesis, through trials and ending with commercialization. This is an opportunity for commercial growers and researchers to get better acquainted with LED light spectra and get insight on what kind of spectrum would best serve their needs.

Choosing wavelengths such as blue, red, far red, UV and manipulating ratios such as red:far red and blue:green are some of the factors that go into account in the spectrum development process. In the plant trials conducted we observe parameters that are of importance to growers such as plant biomass and morphology, secondary metabolite accumulation etc. Additionally, growers need lights that achieve their cultivation targets efficiently, so spectrum development always includes economic considerations so that the minimal amount of Watts achieves their goals. A finely balanced spectrum helps researchers obtain reliable and valid data and helps growers reach profitability and leading market positions.

After having tested over 60 spectra in more than 500 plant trials conducted on 229 plant varieties / species, Valoya is the market leader when it comes to spectrum. Valoya’s spectra are defined and protected in its patent portfolio, the second largest one of the global horticultural lighting industry. In this webinar we will attempt to condense this lighting expertise and present it in a way that will help you better understand photobiology as well as what kind of LED lighting solution would best satisfy your needs.

The webinar recording will be available soon.
Website Banner_LightDNA Webinar 2019

November 072019 

Replicating Sunlight From Any Part of the World With LEDs

Presenter
Harri_low res

Mr. Harri Ekdahl
Product Manager, Valoya

Introduction
Duration: 45 minutes 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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Website Banner_Cannabis Webinar 2019

October 312019

Latest Developments in Research on LED for Cannabis 2019

hosted by the Cannabis Business Times

Presenter
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Ms. Stiina Kotiranta
Research Manager, Valoya

Introduction

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.

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May 24, 2019

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

Presenter
stefanie1

Ms. Stefanie Linzer
Plant R&D Director, Valoya

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 24, 2018

Latest Developments in Research on LED for Cannabis 2018

hosted by the Cannabis Business Times

Presenter
stefanie1

Ms. Stefanie Linzer
Plant R&D Director, Valoya

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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