Contents tagged with lighting

27 November 2020

Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting has been developed for horticulture since the late 1980s, yet it remains on the periphery of mainstream sources for glasshouse lighting. Conventional assimilation (supplementary) lights, such as high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, still tend to be the go-to option for many growers for various reasons. In this technical update, we consider the developments in LED technology in recent years and whether or not LEDs are an economically viable alternative to conventional light sources.

2 December 2020

The principles and benefits of diffuse light in greenhouse crops are widely accepted. In this document, we remind ourselves why diffuse light is important, explain how it is measured and the different solutions available to enable this benefit in your greenhouse.

21 December 2020

The advantages of diffuse light in horticultural production have been long debated, and there’s now increasing evidence that using light diffusing technologies in a greenhouse can give production advantages that include yield increases in edible crops and reduced time to market and quality improvements in ornamentals. Read this technical update on diffuse light to find out more.

21 July 2021

More familiar lamp types (halogens) will begin to disappear from September

22 October 2019

A review of lights currently available for pig buildings.

2 November 2018

Improving existing cattle buildings, or designing new builds to best standards, has a lasting and positive impact on animal health and productivity. This publication looks at the factors to bear in mind when farmers are considering cattle housing design