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.
Last November, electronic materials and component manufacturer LG Innotek, a subsidiary of South-Korean multinational electronics company, LG Group, announced the industry's first 100mW UV-C LED.
Today, LED lighting fixtures are fast becoming a permanent component of modern-day outdoor lighting in a variety of innovative applications. Most LEDs that we see in street/outdoor lighting applications boast high lumen performance and other features.
Silicone lenses are indeed proving to be a more viable alternative when compared to conventional glass lenses, combining the ability to resist higher temperatures with no optical degradation. Moreover, Silicone lenses, weighing a lot less than glass ones.
LEDiL is at the forefront of LED product innovations and is a major player in the commercial LED lighting market. Here’s a glimpse into one of their newest offerings — FLORENCE2, a linear optic family for commercial and industrial lighting.
LEDiL, a worldwide manufacturer of LED lenses, reflectors, and optical components, has announced the launch of its new Ø50 mm adapter for Xicato modules.
Sensor-enabled LED controls can save energy and money by using lights only when it is necessary. Sensors like motion-based sensors, daylight sensors, and occupancy sensors help in creating cooler and more productive spaces for residents, employees, etc.