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The Evaluation of Lighting for Horticultural Applications

Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in horticultural lighting among plant growers, energy efficiency program stakeholders, and lighting manufacturers. This increased interest has been fueled by the rapid growth of lighting technology and its application to the way that we grow plants.

Making Sense of Flicker, TLA, and Stroboscopic Effects

Although it sometimes seems like flicker in lighting systems is a new phenomenon, flicker concerns have been around for a long time. manufacturers. Since flicker in light sources has been around for such a long time, you might wonder why there is so much discussion about flicker with LED sources.

Color Commentary – How to Read and Interpret a Color Quality Test Report

There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this article, you are already familiar with the quantities that a color quality test report provides. Typical metrics include energy efficiency metrics, color point metrics, color rendering metrics, and spectral content information. These metrics are often required by specifications and regulatory bodies, but they can also be a very useful tool when selecting light sources. The secret is knowing how to read the reports.