Fluorescent, metal halide and other traditional lighting sources have been used in crop science applications for decades. Researchers, whether from the corporate or university and research institute side need high quality light capable of taking their plants from seed to the generative stage in a way that closely mimics the outdoor lighting conditions. While not a close match to sunlight, those traditional lighting sources do manage to provide enough information to most plants cultivated and enable researchers to conduct their studies.
LED, as the new entry in this field is slowly populating more and more growth chambers worldwide. It brings along the variety of spectra available as well as the consistency of the spectrum quality over its lifespan, under different operating temperatures etc. Not all LED light is the same though. Its spectrum quality varies greatly even when it appears equally white to human eyes. Additionally, LED lights’ quality variations from manufacturer to manufacturer are greater than those of traditional lighting source providers such as fluorescent. The transition to white LEDs can be quick and painless if the lighting provider has thorough photobiological understanding.
Valoya announces a webinar titled Transitioning to White LED Light in Crop Science, What You Need to Know. In this webinar we will address the concerns researchers may have in this process. We want to demonstrate how proven growth protocols developed under fluorescent and other technologies over the years can easily be substituted with a high quality, full spectrum LEDs capable of creating the outdoor phenotype indoors. Beyond being able to painlessly transition, we will show how researchers will be able to have more consistent plant output thanks to the greater stability of light quality LED brings.
The webinar is aimed at researchers trying to understand if and why they should to move ahead to LED technology in the coming future. It will be hosted by Valoya’s Biologist, Ms. Stefanie Linzer who has more than a decade of biology expertise and has helped Valoya develop some of its patented spectra which illuminate the chambers of the world’s largest agricultural companies, research institutes and universities.
The webinar will be held on May 24th at 14.00 CET. To sign up, please click here.
Additionally, Valoya will once more host its LEDs & Innovators Conference at GreenTech which will gather some of the leading experts in the crop science, vertical farming and medical plants cultivation fields as speakers.