Producing Tomorrow's Vegetables with Urban Farming and Modern LED Lighting

When Chris Bajuk, founder and CEO of the urban farming company "Urban Harvest" enters the production halls of his vegetable crop business in the mornings, he sees hundreds of square meters of sprightly growing lettuce heads. What's special: Bajuk isn't standing in giant greenhouses set in a rural atmosphere, but in the center of the million-strong U.S. metropolis of Seattle.
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WinterGreen Research: LED Agricultural Grow Lights Market to Reach $1.8 Billion By 2021

LED grow light module markets at US $395 million in 2014 are forecast to reach $1.8 billion by 2021.  Rapid growth is anticipated as green house and plant factory growers find the LED grow lights improve agriculture, projected WinterGreen Research.
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PARsource and Illumitex Partner up to Service Greenhouse Industry

LED lighting manufacturer Illumitex today announced that Illumitex and PARsource Lighting of Petaluma, Calif., have formed a partnership to service the commercial greenhouse industry in North America.
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Urban Barns Announces Update on LED Research and Development at McGill University

Urban Barns Foods ("Urban Barns"), an innovative food producer dedicated to growing consistent, healthy and fresh vegetables year round using its proprietary Cubic Farming™ method, is pleased to provides its shareholders with an update on its research and development (R&D) activities at McGill University.
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Intelligent Light Source LEDs Tapped In Early Round with Top Marijuana Investors

Scientifically-driven indoor growing solutions poised to transform marijuana industry with long-term promise to improve sustainability of global food production. ILS positioned to become leader in indoor grow light industry projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2020.
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Hubbell Industrial Lighting Launches Indoor LED Grow Lights

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, launched today a LED fixture capable of delivering nearly 100% usable light for plant growth with virtually no wasted energy—Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s NutriLED.
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Dutch Researchers Find Strawberries Taste Better When LED Grow Lights Are Added

Strawberries taste better when they are illuminated in the autumn with LED grow lights, vitamin C content also increased as well, according to a Dutch research institute.
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Horticultural Research Institutions and Commercial Growers Choose LumiGrow’s Spectrum Control Systems

LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in greenhouse spectrum control systems, celebrates a year of corporate growth and new strides in spectral science research.
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Novel LED Technology Enables Investigation of Algae Productivity

Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
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SuperCloset Launches Indoor Grow Cabinet

SuperCloset, the world's #1 manufacturer of indoor grow cabinets and grow boxes, continues to innovate. SuperCloset is breaking new ground once again with the development of the SuperTrinity, the world's largest indoor stealth grow box.
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Purdue Grows Ornamental Plant Seedlings with Blue and Red LED Lights

Purdue University researchers' success in using red and blue LEDs as the only source of light to grow ornamental plant seedlings indoors has led to a new phase of determining whether they can reduce production time with more colors.
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Feeding the World with LEDs?

Jan Willem Vogel, who is responsible for global business development and marketing at NXP, delves into LED grow light applications in this latest blog entry.
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Hubbell Industrial Lighting Showcases LED Grow Lights at Cultivate’14

Cultivate’14, one of the horticulture industry’s largest tradeshows, served as the perfect venue to display Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s new NutriLED, an LED grow light.
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Novagant Brings Revolutionary and Innovative Lighting System to the Cannabis Growers Market, says BrokerBank Securities

Novagant is a holding company that acquires entrepreneurial companies that have established or are expected to establish themselves as leaders and/or successful enterprises in various market niches. Recent acquisition of property rights that have the ability to reduce costs and improve product quality for the entire cannabis market has prompted this analyst report.
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LED Lighting Improves Sustainability for Specialty-Crop Producers

A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture blog entry introduces Purdue University's research resulgs on LED grow lights. Banks of LED illuminate plants in greenhouses. Purdue University researchers discovered that LEDs can provide a more beneficial light spectrum to greenhouse plants than conventional lighting while using 75 percent less electricity. 
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Hydroponics System Manufacturer SuperCloset Launches “Kind” LED Grow Lights

The K3 series LED grow lights are comprised of high powered 3 Watt LEDs featuring a proprietary intensified spectrum designed for flowering large yields. This revolutionary series of LED grow lights will produce the biggest and best yields, while consuming approximately half the electricity and producing virtually no heat. The Kind LED Grow Light will cultivate record breaking yields, both in quantity and quality, while running quieter, cooler, and more efficiently than any other grow light.
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Solid Apollo Releases a New Family of LED Grow Lights for Boosting Indoor Garden Growth

Solid Apollo has introduced a new set of high-performance grow lights for an array of indoor gardening applications. The longtime seller of LED Lighting Solutions has introduced the Solar Core Family LED Grow lights. These low profile, whisper-quiet, and high output set of three LED grow lights models are completely modular, long-lasting lights which can tackle simple indoor gardening solutions to larger hydroponic and aeroponics operations. Solar Core LED grow lights have taken advantage of the latest LED technology and produce a high output of light with very ...
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