Posts tagged LED
Osram acquires Fluence, one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart grow lighting

OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company based in Munich, is acquiring U.S. horticulture lighting company Fluence Bioengineering, based in Austin, TX. In our exclusive interview with OSRAM Innovation Manager Timo Bongartz, Timo explains this recent move and how it will help both companies better serve their customers.

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Dutch restaurant has rooftop greenhouse with LED-lighting

In the center of Utrecht, within a stone's throw from the Central Station - a new restaurant has opened. 'The Green House' proclaimed in large letters above the entrance. The restaurant, opening to the public on April 9, did not get that name for nothing. A greenhouse of 85 m2 has been built on top of the restaurant, in which various vegetables and herbs are grown to be processed in a number of delicious dishes.

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"Performance, Service, and Science" Illumitex CEO Jeff Bisberg Outlines Foundations of Company's Digital Horticulture Vision

It's not every day I get to talk with a CEO of one of the leading developers of LED grow lights. So, when offered to interview Illumitex CEO Jeff Bisberg, I jumped at the chance. Jeff moved to Illumitex after years of working at GE to optimize their technology and service for a wider market. Now, Jeff has his sights on 'Digital Horticulture', what he and the team at Illumitex see as the future of indoor farming. Watch the full interview to understand just what the future of indoor agriculture might hold and how Illumitex wants to help growers get to the next level of production. 

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Thanks to C-LED we'll now have Italian tomatoes in winter, too

We'll soon be enjoying Italian tomatoes grown in winter--something that, until only very recently, would have been unthinkable in our latitudes. What's made it possible is the advanced technology developed by C-LED, now being supplied (for the very first time) to Fri-El GreenHouse, one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Italy located in Ostellato, in the province of Ferrara.

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This Hydroponic Farm Is Speeding Up NYC's Farm-To-Table Process

Hydroponic farming is becoming an increasingly popular option in cities with a high demand for fresh produce. Farm One is one such system that is providing their restaurant clientele with microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers grown right in Manhattan, Inhabitat reports. Farm One claims they can reach 90 percent of their buyers by bike within 30 minutes. That's fresh!

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Illumitex unveils new NEOPAR grow lights

LED grow lighting company, Illumitex, has just introduced their new horticulture lighting solution for indoor urban farmers: NeoPAR™. Illumitex scientists and engineers worked closely together to create a light that is all at once highly efficient, ultra-thin, and able to deliver the company's latest X6 spectrum. 

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WANT A PROFITABLE FARM? GET TO KNOW THIS DATA

Running a profitable farm is hard. Among many reasons, running a farm is difficult because variables are constantly changing. Soil moisture levels, nutrient and fertilizer needs, weather patterns, and the threat of pests are among a few of the variables that often fluctuate. This is why farming is really a numbers game. A successful farm is able to collect large amounts of data, determine what data is actually relevant, and then turn this data into insights and predictive modeling. This is what helps farmers know the current condition of crops and the best next steps.

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LOOKING FOR A SERIOUS CRASH COURSE IN HYDROPONIC GROWING?

Growing Without Daylight”, a 10-module E-learning course led by instructors at Has University in the Netherlands, is for people currently involved or looking to get into plant production all over the world and who wish to learn more about growing in a controlled environment. The course is flexible and offered as individual modules in English, making it easy to adapt the course to suit your needs and time schedule. 

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Carnivorous Plants Thrive Under GrowBlade™ Lighting

Operated by Peter D’Amato and Damon Collingsworth, California Carnivores is a nursery for carnivorous plants based in Sebastopol, California, north of San Francisco. California Carnivores is the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the world that is open to the public. Founded in 1989, California Carnivores has been promoting conservation through cultivation for almost 30 years. They grow and sell the widest variety of carnivorous plants in the United States. Venus flytraps, American pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, tropical pitcher plants and others – all commercially cultivated for either the curious beginner or the discriminating collector who wants the highest quality plants. California Carnivores sells plants both on-site at their nursery and online.

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Finland: School uses LED grow lights to teach biology

The latest novelty from this Northern European country is the introduction of the phenomenon based approach to primary education in place of the traditional, subject based approach. A school in the municipality of Espoo is leading the way in this kind of progressive education and re-inventing the way biology is taught. 

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