Showcase of greenhouse lighting technology and GLASE research

GLASE Webinar Series 2023

The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is a public-private institution working at the leading edge of LED systems engineering, plant photobiology and physiology, and greenhouse environmental controls. In this webinar, GLASE principal investigators will showcase a selection of the research, projects, and programs of GLASE.

Timothy Shelford from Rutgers University will compare and contrast the spectral output and performance of different types of horticultural lighting fixtures from different manufacturers with a focus on efficacy and the new ePAR range. Elsebeth Kolmos from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will discuss the role of blue spectral quality in the growth and development of lettuce and tomato under sole source lighting. Neil Mattson from Cornell University will discuss how the light intensity of many commercial LEDs can be adjusted in real-time, presenting results from Cornell trials testing a dimmable LED lighting control strategy for greenhouse lettuce, strawberry, and tomato crops.