Horticulture Lighting Articles

  • Increase greenhouse efficiency with boom lighting

    As a leader in greenhouse automation equipment, we are always looking to bring our growers new ideas on how to best utilize our equipment within their greenhouse. With the release of our highly coveted Universal Attachment, we are able to bring you new ideas on how to do more with less. The Universal Attachment is highly effective for attaching fans, insect mats, fans and lights. Boom lighting ...


    By Cherry Creek Systems

  • Case study - BIPV Petrol Forecourt Canopy - Sainsbury

    Bishops Waltham System kWp: 16 Area: 242 m sq Inverter: Fronius Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Polysolar were approached for this unique project, the first of its kind, constructing a petrol filling station canopy which could generate energy for the kiosk, whilst providing a pleasant environment for the clients. Objective: Provide an attractive weather-proof canopy ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - BIPV Petrol Forecourt Canopy

    Weymouth System kWp: 23.4 Area: 371 m sq Inverter: Fronius Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Series Polysolar completed a second petrol filling station in Wymouth following the success of the first in Bishops Waltham. Objective: Provide an attractive weather-proof canopy transmitting natural light generating renewable energy to power the site. Result: ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - Wilmott Dixon Canopy

    BRE-Watford System kWp: 2.25 Area: 28.6 m sq Inverter: Mastervolt Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Polysolar designed and supplied a retrofit roof garden canopy for Willmott Dixon Healthcare Campus at BRE Innovation Park, Watford. Objective: To provide a weather proof canopy designed to offer a warm light but shaded area for sitting out in while also contributing to ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • TiO2 as an effective nanocatalyst for photocatalytic degradation of humic acid in water environment

    Photocatalysis with TiO2 is used to remove humic acid (HA) in a water environment under UVA and UVC light. The effects of operating parameters, including light intensity, HA concentration, catalyst dose, and contact time are investigated at neutral pH conditions. Results show that HA degradation increases with increasing contact time and light intensity and decreases with increasing HA ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Neighbor Detection Induces Organ-specific Transcriptomes, Revealing Patterns Underlying Hypocotyl-specific Growth

    Abstract In response to neighbor proximity, plants increase the growth of specific organs (e.g., hypocotyls) to enhance access to sunlight. Shade enhances the activity of Phytochrome Interacting Factors (PIFs) by releasing these bHLH transcription factors from phytochrome B-mediated inhibition. PIFs promote elongation by inducing auxin production in cotyledons. In order to elucidate ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Critical Operations Go Under Cover

    For a number of years, composting facilities have been using fabric structures to house finished compost screening, soil blending and product storage. They’ve also employed the structures to cover or fully enclose feedstock receiving and mixing. And some have gone as far as to put active composting operations inside fabric buildings. “More and more facilities are putting in fabric ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Grana-localized Proteins, RIQ1 and RIQ2, Affect the Dynamics of Light-harvesting Complex II and Grana Stacking in Arabidopsis

    Grana are thylakoid structures that are observed in land plants and in which photosystem II (PSII) and light-harvesting complex II proteins (LHCIIs) accumulates. We isolated two Arabidopsis mutants, reduced induction of non-photochemical quenching (riq1 and riq2), in which stacking of grana was enhanced. The curvature thylakoid 1a (curt1a) mutant was previously shown to lack the grana structure. ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • The 1st InterLumi Panama opens in July to celebrate a new shining moment in LATAM

    InterLumi Panama, the first international lighting & LED trade show in LATAM’s Caribbean, will make its debut at the fairground ATLAPA Convention Center from 6 - 8 July, 2016. Covering around 5,000 square meters of space, the trade show will gather over 200 brands to present a one-stop purchasing platform with a full range of lighting products, which ...


    By America Expo Group

  • Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016

    Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to ...

  • Q&A with Greenhouse Expert Theo Van de Sande

    Here at Illumitex we pride ourselves in not only our products, but our expert staff as well. Theo Van de Sande, our Senior Greenhouse Consultant, sat down with me to answer a few questions over greenhouse farming. But before we give you tips from a pro, a little background on Theo – Theo is a third generation greenhouse grower from the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience and ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • A Short Payback Period for Illumitex LEDs vs. 1000 W HPS | White Paper

    Overview Growers interested in purchasing supplemental or sole-source lighting need to be able to accurately predict the economics and cost of ownership for the many different types of fixture layouts and options available on the market.  A useful financial estimate is the simple payback (or return on investment, ROI) of choosing one system over another.  The ROI takes into ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • A Short Payback Period for Illumitex LEDs vs. 1000 W HPS

    Overview Growers interested in purchasing supplemental or sole-source lighting need to be able to accurately predict the economics and cost of ownership for the many different types of fixture layouts and options available on the market. A useful financial estimate is the simple payback (or return on investment, ROI) of choosing one system over another. The ROI takes into consideration ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Importance of Red Lenses in Hunting Lights

    Red lenses are essential accessories for hunters. The application of such lights can help individuals find predatory animals lurking around the area. Compared to night vision goggles, red lenses do not change the surrounding colors of the environment, resulting in a more immersive hunting experience. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The influence of reduced light intensity on the response of benthic diatoms to herbicide exposure

    Herbicide pollution events in aquatic ecosystems often co‐occur with increased turbidity and reduced light intensity. It is therefore important to determine whether reduced light intensity can influence herbicide toxicity, especially to primary producers such as benthic diatoms. Benthic diatoms collected from four rivers were exposed to herbicides in 48 h rapid toxicity tests under high light ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Growing Vegetables & Profiting Using LED Grow Lights

    Business people around the world are recognizing the opportunities that have been created with LED Grow Lights. This concept was originated by NASA and designed to accompany astronauts on space flights to grow food on the spaceship quickly with a minimal amount of energy expended. LED was this solution they came up with, now fast forward and we have entire farms ...


    By Veggie Fresh LED

  • Extreme Makeover: Photosynthesis Edition

    Plants are far better than humans at turning sunlight into food. But they’re not nearly as good as they could be: Thanks to quirks in the systems that have evolved to capture solar energy and use it to build sugars from carbon dioxide and water, the conversion efficiency of photosynthesis is but a few percent at best. With the need to produce more crops growing even faster than human ...


    By Ensia

  • Fabrication and characterization of CdS doped TiO2 nanotube composite and its photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methyl orange

    CdS doped TiO2 nanotube composite was fabricated by chemical bath deposition, and was characterized by the structural, spectral and photoelectrochemical properties. The results of the structural and spectral properties showed that CdS particles were successfully deposited onto the surface of TiO2 nanotube. It is demonstrated that CdS doped TiO2 nanotube composite improved the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss

    A paper published last week in the journal Science Advances claims the sixth major mass extinction is already underway ­— and this time humans are to blame. “We can confidently conclude that modern extinction rates are exceptionally high, that they are increasing, and that they suggest a mass ...


    By Ensia

  • Ringwood School - Case Study

    Project: Classroom building Client: Ringwood School Completed: February 2015 Floor Area: 344m² Duration: 12 Weeks Value: £500,000 Turnkey service elements completed: ...


    By Modulek

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