October 8-14, Boston

US (MA): Horticultural lighting on show at tech festival

OSRAM will bring its technology to Boston’s City Hall Plaza in early October as the Gold Sponsor of HUBweek, a weeklong festival and civic initiative that explores the intersections of art, science and technology. OSRAM will showcase smart horticulture lighting solutions, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) glasses and an HCL light ceiling in its shipping container; and will include pop-up experiences and exhibit participation with collaborative partners such as Workbar, Dan’s Power Plant, Corner Stalk Farm and FreshBox Farms. OSRAM technology experts also will take part in panel discussions and other events throughout the week. OSRAM will be centrally located at The HUB, across from the Hall of the Future, during HUBweek, held Oct. 8-14, 2018, on Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

“HUBweek has proven to be a hot spot for innovators. This year OSRAM is showing how some of its coolest technologies are at the heart of it all, including smart horticultural lighting for urban farms and human centric lighting glasses, which have been used by BMW M Motorsports race car drivers and the German ski team during the 2018 Winter Games,” said Lori Brock, OSRAM Head of Innovation, Americas Region. “Ten years ago, nobody could have predicted the impact of such technologies. Today, Urban Farming and HCL are increasingly making their way into the mainstream, providing a critical first step in fundamentally changing how we live our lives and build a healthier, more sustainable future.”

Brock will take part in a curated panel focusing on the impact of technology on health, along with other notable experts. The panel discussion will take place at Center Stage at The HUB at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Horticultural lighting solutions
Due to limited natural resources, indoor farming soon will become more prevalent, providing fresh produce closer to urban environments like Boston. Visitors of the OSRAM showcase at HUBweek will learn how growing plants indoors with smart LED-based lighting technology can save water and energy. The horticultural lighting solutions also can help growers improve flavor and nutrition profiles, better manage the growth cycle, and increase yield – either on-site or remotely. LED technology and advanced sensors ensure plant growth 365 days a year and supports local food production while helping to significantly reduce the environmental footprint.

OSRAM will be located across from the Hall of the Future in The HUB during HUBweek, held Oct. 8-14, 2018, on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. For more information about OSRAM, visit www.osram.us, and for more information about HUBweek 2018 and to purchase one of three pass types to unlock all types of experiences during HUBweek, visit hubweek.org.

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