About the program
Based on their own analysis plus conversations with various customers, colleagues and other horticultural professionals, the grow-light consultants decided to write an e-book, including four separate chapters, going into more depth about the role of lighting, around the following four subtopics:
1. Heat from lighting
Zooming in on the various types of heat and the differences between HPS and LED lighting. How does the heat produced by lighting affect the temperature and climate in the greenhouse, and therefore the plant’s energy balance? And what does this mean from an efficiency perspective?
2. PAR measurement
Light has traditionally been measured in joules, but in order to implement the Plant Empowerment principles successfully, it is actually more important to measure the PAR light in the greenhouse. But what is PAR exactly, and why is it so relevant? Above all, what is the best way to measure it?
Each colour of light affects plant growth and development in a different way. By identifying which colour settings are truly effective for your particular crop, you can boost the efficiency of your lighting strategy and avoid wasting energy unnecessarily. A lot of research has been conducted into this area, so where can growers find reliable information and objective advice?
4. Optimal use of lighting
A closer look at light distribution and uniformity. How can you choose the right type of light source and light fitting for your specific crop? And how can you ensure that the maximum amount of light reaches the right places so that the plants can convert the light energy into growth as efficiently as possible?