Lighting Approaches to Maximize Profits (LAMP)

Event Time

Tuesday, July 16 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Event Location

Location: A220

Event Information

Title: Lighting Approaches to Maximize Profits (LAMP)


Supplemental lighting is often needed for on-time production of high quality crops. But it can also be expensive. Determining the return on investment of supplemental lighting can be complicated, because it depends on how the lights are used, the cost of electricity, crop responses to the supplemental light, and the value of the crop. Enter project LAMP, recently funded from the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative. We will discuss results on how to determine how many lights (LED or HPS) are needed, what the capital and operating expenses are, and how to control those lights to optimize growth and quality of vegetables and ornamentals. Lastly, we will discuss how you can determine the return on investment of the lighting system for your specific situation.

Type: Technology





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