Smart agriculture or smart farming refers to tech-driven crop production and involves the use of sensors, Internet of Things devices, drones, robotics, big data, Artificial Intelligence, and more. How does LED lighting factor in?
In the developed world, where the demand for locally-grown food is rising steadily, cultivation in soil-less and controlled environments — such as greenhouses and indoor farms — are allowing farmers to provide fresh, seasonal, and safe produce year round.
'Indoor farming’ is often used interchangeably with 'vertical farming', but it’s actually an umbrella term that covers everything from greenhouses to horizontal flood trays and vertical towers. Are LEDs worth the long-term investment for indoor farmers?
Greenhouses are the most popular and widely practiced method of alternative cultivation in the world. Learn more about the benefits of LEDs in greenhouses, and download our Farming in the New Light eBook to see leading LEDs for horticulture applications.
LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies for Horticulture Lighting Applications
One of the leading manufacturers of agricultural LEDs wanted to upgrade their product design and were in need of an advanced power supply for their full-spectrum LED grow light. Artesyn stepped in with their LCC600 Series.