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Selecting the Right Lighting System for Your CEA Crop
Lighting up CEA crops: Selecting a lighting system that works for you

There has been a huge increase in the options available for CEA lighting fixtures and control systems. Where should a grower begin with selecting their lighting system? The session will start with a refresher on lighting needs for the most common CEA crops. Neil will then discuss the most important factors when choosing a lighting system, including: light output, up-front cost, energy efficiency, and spectrum. Learn about calculator tools available to determine your own lighting needs and run scenarios to see which fixture will be most cost effective for you in the long-run. Advanced plant lighting controls determine how much light is available from the sun and precisely deliver the supplemental light needed without wasting money on over lighting. Neil will present research based results on the energy savings of advanced lighting control.

Nov 1, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Neil Mattson
Professor and Greenhouse Extension Specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science @Cornell University
Neil Mattson is a Professor and greenhouse extension specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Neil joined Cornell in 2007 after completing his PhD from the University of California Davis and Master’s from the University of Minnesota. Neil is the director of Cornell’s Controlled Environment Agriculture group and his research is focused on optimizing crop performance and resource use efficiency of flower and vegetable crops. Particular research interests include, strategies to reduce energy use in CEA lighting through LED adoption and intelligent light controls, sustainable fertilization practices, and development of new CEA crops.