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At NIAB in Cambridgeshire, UK, on 17th October 2019

Industry workshop: Advances in grow lighting

NIAB, one of the UK’s leading crop research institutes, working in conjunction with the AHDB, is hosting a one-day workshop that will take place at NIAB’s BREEAM award-winning Sophi Taylor conference centre.

This grower-focused event is an essential knowledge exchange workshop, it offers a platform for growers of all protected crops to engage and discuss the latest lighting related products and innovations in horticulture lighting. A wide range of products will be on show and information provided by company representatives will make this a truly informative event.

The workshop will be in two halves, kicking off with a series of talks from prominent industry and academic figures who will speak on topics ranging from the nature of light, using light for growth control, the commercial future for LEDs, growing techniques to operator safety.

The second part of the day will be an interactive session where representatives from a range of leading lighting companies will give technical product demonstrations to attendees within NIAB's premier glasshouse complex. 

The day will be a combination of product demonstrations from the following confirmed exhibitors:

  • Signify
  • Heliospectra
  • Valoya
  • KropTek

and the following leading industry speakers.

  • Erik Runkle of Michigan State University – “Considerations and U.S. perspectives when selecting an LED fixture for greenhouse applications”
  • Stuart Mucklejohn of Ceravision – “All light is not the same”
  • Dirk Ludolph of LWK Niedersachsen – “LED light for ornamentals – more than fairy lights” 
  •  Dr. Gareth John of LIA – “Lighting systems and operator safety”

Neil Bragg the chair of the event says “Innovations in lighting for glasshouse crops are moving at pace. The meeting on the 17th Oct is designed to impart factual information on what others are doing such as Erik from the States and Dirk from Germany. Also, there are basic issues still to be covered such as what exactly a system may be outputting and additionally what health and safety concerns are raised. In the afternoon we have deliberately gathered various companies together so specific setup can be demonstrated and we will have mobile measuring equipment available such that specific light spectra outputs can be seen from different units at bench height."

Click here to register

Practical information: 
October 17th, 2019
8:30 AM through  5:00 PM

Sophi Taylor Conference Centre
NIAB Park Farm
Villa Road
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NZ
United Kingdom
Event Fee
Standard Registration
£ 36.00

Click here to register

For more information
T: +44 01223 342 295 
Email: [email protected]


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