GLASE Industry Membership Benefits
Want to expand your customer base?
GLASE membership can help you tap into the $14 billion per year Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry. New LED lighting and control technologies can reduce CEA operational costs and increase profit margins. But high installation costs makes it a tough sell.
A GLASE membership helps you:
- Optimize products for the greenhouse and indoor production industries thanks to direct access to researchers specializing in photobiology, CEA lighting and plant physiology.
- Get a leg up on the competition from your seat on the GLASE Industrial Advisory Board, where you’ll be the first to have access to GLASE-developed IPs and technologies.
- Gain access to CEA producers through trade shows and the GLASE newsletter.
- Validate the effectiveness of your products by vetting them with our trusted research team.
CONDUCTING BASELINE DATA COLLECTION
We’re not just building the models for determining baseline energy consumption—we’re also collecting that baseline data. Our team pinpoints pilot projects and runs studies to validate our models under real-world conditions.
DEVELOPING GREEN LED TECHNOLOGY
Deep green LED lights—which are essential for good color mixing—continue to lag behind other colors in energy efficiency. Our team has doubled the green light output for a given power input, with more improvements still to come.
DEVELOPING HIGH-EFFICIENCY LED DRIVERS
As LEDs heat up, they consume more energy. If left unchecked, this process results in thermal runaway, burning out LEDs prematurely. We’re developing new drivers that regulate temperature and energy consumption, saving you money and increasing the life of your investment.
DEVELOPING MEASUREMENT PROTOCOLS
Comparison shopping for lighting systems is complicated by the lack of standardized tests for horticultural lighting. We’re developing standard measurement protocols that will help simplify decision-making.
IMPROVING HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX (RI) ENCAPSULANTS
Much of the light emitted from LEDs ends up reflecting back inside the light itself, increasing heat and reducing efficiency. We’re working on coatings that help extract more light from each LED fixture.
IMPROVING THERMAL MANAGEMENT
High-energy LEDs (like those used in greenhouses) typically convert 70% of the electricity they use into heat. We’re working on new ways to remove that heat to increase the efficiency and lifespan of your lights.
BECOME A MEMBER
GLASE Industry Membership has something for you. As an Industry Member, you’ll help steer our research and get early access to GLASE-developed technology. Learn more about how GLASE can help you.