During the September 8 Virtual Panel discussion, horticultural lighting experts and industry leaders to alleviate common misconceptions and address farmers’ concerns.
Medford, MA – The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) is hosting a Wednesday, September 8th Webburn that aims to help farmers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED garden lighting by dispelling common misconceptions about the technology and its effectiveness.
“fairy tale! Horticultural LED Lighting ”provides tips and insights from many industry leaders, including:
- Cassie Holland, DLC Garden Lighting Program Manager
- Leora Radeski, DLC’s top lighting scientist
- Eric Matitos, Executive Director of Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium
- Lauren Morlino, Technical Manager of Evergreen Consulting Group for Controlled Agriculture, emerging technologies and underserved communities, and
- John Wilson;
“It is an important factor in facilitating growth in agriculture in controlled areas. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the effectiveness of gardening LEDs, and it is hampering the widespread adoption of technology to significantly reduce electricity consumption and drive energy savings, ”said Stuart Berjanski, technical director of DLC. “As garden lighting increases the share of electricity for many utilities, our panel separates the myths from reality and addresses farmers’ concerns about the use of LED lighting solutions.
The webinar covers the overall feasibility of LED lighting in areas such as LED lighting performance, “smart” lighting, and CEA-controlled agriculture. The purpose of DCC is to help farmers understand and discard outdated ideas about LEDs, distinguishing the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs from high-pressure sodium lamps. And explore the LED lighting performance in CEA today, as well as future capabilities.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOI) said last year the U.S. electric power installations were 9.6 teWh (TWh) of electricity consumption, up from 5.9 TWh in 2017. If all indoor garden lighting is converted to LED today. Technology reduces annual garden lighting consumption to 34.3 TWh, representing energy savings of 34 percent or $ 350 million. In the face of these statistics, September 8 WebNar supports DCL’s ongoing efforts to promote high-performance, high-energy products in home gardening. The DLC’s latest Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements (V2.1) will take effect in September.
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About the Design Lights Association
The mission of DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is to achieve energy efficiency by focusing on quality, people and the environment. DLC introduces high-quality, energy-efficient lighting products in partnership with utilities and energy-saving program members, manufacturers, lighting designers and federal, state and local bodies. Through these partnerships, the DCC sets product quality standards, facilitates thought management, and provides information, education, tools, and technical expertise.