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Could new federal actions curb potential horticultural lighting business?

LED-based horticultural lighting is an exciting opportunity for both enabling technology and SSL end-product providers. Developing an entire system of lighting around the needs of plants, versus those of people, presents different challenges and requires a science-backed approach that is continually tested and proven in various grower scenarios.

Lumato Lighting 3" Family of Products

Lumato Lighting Releases New Products: 3-Inch Product Family
Introducing the 3-Inch Family of Luminaires, Lumato’s newest family of Linear LED products designed to enhance the visual quality of architectural spaces.  The 3-Inch Family includes Recessed, Ceiling, Suspended and Wall Luminaires that offer industry leading photometric performance housed within a compact 3” wide, one-piece extruded aluminum housing.  The 3-Inch Family of Luminaires can be installed into a wide variety of applications to provide striking linear forms within any architectural space.  Visit www.Lumato.com to learn more.

Paying It Forward

“We all know what 50 watts of light looks like.” I was doing a cross-country speaking tour for the Interior Designers of Canada when an award-winning interior designer scolded me as I was trying to explain the difference of light generation with LED compared to the tried-and-true incandescent/incandescent halogen options.

Growing Plants with 'Speed Breeding' Could be the Key to Feed the World's Exploding Population

A new way of growing plants could be used to feed the world’s exploding population. The method, dubbed “speed breeding,” can grow crops several times faster than other breeding methods. “Speed breeding” would allow researchers to study plants and improve their genetics faster, speeding up the process of breeding crops that are more resilient to disease and pests.

Louis Kahn’s Class of 1945 Library: Phillips Exeter Academy - Lumato Lighting

Designed by Louis Kahn, Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 1945 Library has occupied a central and cherished place on the campus since it opened in 1971. It is widely considered one of the most significant 20th century buildings in America. A comprehensive Master Plan for the Library building was undertaken by Ann Beha Architects in 2013 and was completed in 2015.