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"LED Lighting for horticulture enters mainstream"

"LED Lighting for horticulture enters mainstream" | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
“We are seeing general acknowledgment that LEDs are a superior light source in many ways for horticulture applications,” said John Spencer SVP of Sales and Marketing at Illumitex. “Our ramping.....
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I think it's too early to claim LED is close to becoming the de-facto light source, especially for greenhouse applications where form factor and the resulting shadowing issues remain unresolved.
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US: Const. of 144K sq. ft. greenhouse starts

US: Const. of 144K sq. ft. greenhouse starts | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
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The US is behind western Europe in implementing this technology but huge opportunity awaits near urban markets across the country.
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Challenges in R&D: LED lighting yet to achieve full potential

Challenges in R&D: LED lighting yet to achieve full potential | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Challenges in R&D: LED lighting yet to achieve full potential
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Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Visit the Lux Review website - official publication of the Lighting Industry Association
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In addition to the implications for disease prevention, the findings should be of interest to owners and managers of retail properties. In particular the decision of some auto dealerships to go with fluorescent replacements for metal halide fixtures might be a mistake.
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A Lustworthy Lightbulb? A Lustworthy Lightbulb.

A Lustworthy Lightbulb? A Lustworthy Lightbulb. | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
The new design relies on a few clever tricks and some obsessive crafting to produce one of the most elegant lightbulbs we've ever seen.
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LED Lighting for the Horticulture Market

LED Lighting for the Horticulture Market | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
In May, I wrote a blog on my thoughts about the horticulture lighting market after attending LightFair International. Last week I attended Cultivate – a huge horticulture tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio, and I want to update those thoughts. Let me start off by saying that this tradeshow was by far the most beautiful tradeshow I’ve been to. Instead of staring directly into bright lights for 3 days, I got to see beautiful flowers and trees and the aroma and aesthetics were amazing. That aside, of the lighting companies I visited, almost all exclusively had LED products but a lot still showcased their traditional HPS (high pressure sodium) and fluorescent products. These are some of the main topics/issues that were discussed:
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A good general primer on the current state of horticultural lighting
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The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time.
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The LED lighting revolution

The LED lighting revolution | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Discover how exponential growth in LED capabilities is creating daily opportunities for businesses and individuals across the globe.
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Particularly interesting is the technology's potential to improve the quality of life for the poorest people on the planet.
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America's abandoned factories in hot demand

America's abandoned factories in hot demand | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Demand for abandoned factories and warehouses is heating up. Who's moving in? Innovative young startups and multinationals that are shifting manufacturing to America.
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Lighting-use LED Market Scale Hits US $4.88B, says TrendForce - LEDinside

Lighting-use LED Market Scale Hits US $4.88B, says TrendForce - LEDinside | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
The global high brightness LED market scale reached US $14.4 billion this year and is estimated to increase to US $16.6 billion by 2018, with a compound growth rate of 4%, according to 2014 LED Supply and Demand Data Base by LEDinside, a LED research division of TrendForce. The LED package ma..
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Adoption of LED lighting in the General Lighting  space continues to grow with only the linear fluorescent and small lamps segments to be dominated.

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The Story Behind Shuji Nakamura's Invention of Blue LEDs - LEDinside

The Story Behind Shuji Nakamura's Invention of Blue LEDs - LEDinside | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
This years Nobel Prize in Physics was shared between three Japanese blue LED inventors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. The three inventors were recognized for their achievements in the highly energy efficient blue LED, which led to the emergence of white light. Red and green LEDs ..
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Long overdue recognition. Mr. Nakamura is still at the forefront of LED development with his company, SORAA.

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Soraa Proves That Whiteness Rendering Has A Strong Effect On LED Lamp Preference - LEDinside

Soraa Proves That Whiteness Rendering Has A Strong Effect On LED Lamp Preference - LEDinside | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Understanding that quality of light is essential to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa discussed this week at SPIE Photonics West 2014 how whiteness rendering has a strong effect on lighting and object preference. Soraa explained that the brilliant, shimmering appearance of bright white objects,..
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The impact of full visual spectrum LED light can not be underestimated, especially in the commercial world when illuminating colors in a brand or skin tones. 

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Redefining the McCree Curve at Utah State University

Redefining the McCree Curve at Utah State University | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Evaluating Photosynthetically Active Radiation with Fluence LED Systems for Increased Photosynthesis “LEDs are causing paradigm shifts in our understanding of photobiology” – Dr. Bruce Bugbee, Ph.D. Department of Plants, Soils and Science; Utah State University For far too long, outdated research has limited horticulturalists
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This is fundamental research that is long overdue. 
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Micro-LED explained: The next-gen display technology

Micro-LED explained: The next-gen display technology | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Micro-LED displays boast a number of benefits over LCD and OLED panels and could eventually replace them. Here's everything you need to know.
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A fairly technical, but well written article about the benefits and challenges of Micro-LED.
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Engineers Develop a Radical New Architecture for Quantum Computing

Engineers Develop a Radical New Architecture for Quantum Computing | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Engineers have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing that promises to make quantum chips dramatically cheaper.
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This appears to be a significant leap forward in the development of cost effective and technologically feasible quantum computing.
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Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 15

Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 15 | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Click here to download the issue. Urban Ag News Issue 15  | The Lighting Issue |  October 2016 Urban Ag News Issue 15 cover story focuses on the lighting research being conducted at Wageningen Univ…
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A nice look into some of the work being done to attain the goals of season extension, improved produce quality, and energy savings.
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Don't be blue; Cree introduces warm LED street lights

Don't be blue; Cree introduces warm LED street lights | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
The warmer color and better light quality will let you sleep at night.
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I think the science is still out on this theory that 4000K light contains too much blue light and disturbs sleep patterns. Most metal halide street lights are 4000K.
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Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution

Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Visit the Lux Review website - official publication of the Lighting Industry Association
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The Food Industrial Complex

The Food Industrial Complex | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
American farms receive billions of dollars from Uncle Sam every year. So why is the "food lobby" synonymous with unhealthy food?
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Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
This could be part of the future of farming.
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The science has a way to go but it is clear that indoor and vertical farming will play an increasing important role in sustainable, chemical-free agriculture. your insight
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Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs

Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Know what you're getting into before investing in LED light bulbs.
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Good article. I would add that the brand and who you buy it from are also important. A warranty is only as good as the company standing behind it.
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Vertical farming moves into the store

Vertical farming moves into the store | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Recently opened vertical farms from the likes of FarmedHere and AeroFarms allow produce to be grown more efficiently, transported shorter distances and arrive fresher in stores.
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This trend can only accelerate as the market demands fresher, healthier and more sustainable food alternatives.
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Acuity Brands Builds World-Class Engineering Facility in Decatur, Georgia - LEDinside

Acuity Brands Builds World-Class Engineering Facility in Decatur, Georgia - LEDinside | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it will build a world-class engineering and technology center at a site it owns in Decatur, Georgia, and will invest in facility upgrades at its complex in Conyers Georgia, as part of a plan to enhance a workplace that will drive innovation and technology advances. This multi-year ..
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Soraa Integrates GaN on GaN LEDs Into Large Lamp Line - LEDinside

Soraa Integrates GaN on GaN LEDs Into Large Lamp Line - LEDinside | LED Lighting Thoughts | Scoop.it
Soraa, specialist in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced the world's most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market's first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps. Soraa's third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, out..
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This is exciting news, especially if they can make it price competitive.

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