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2018-09 The Evaluation of Lighting for Horticultural Applications 2018-07 Making Sense of Flicker 2018-06 Color Commentary


The Evaluation of Lighting for Horticultural Applications

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Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in horticultural lighting among plant growers, energy efficiency program stakeholders, and lighting manufacturers. This increased interest has been fueled by the rapid growth of lighting technology and its application to the way that we grow plants. In simple terms, LED technology has allowed biologists and agriculturists to tune their light to the exact needs of the plants. The same LED technology is also making it possible to capture huge energy savings over the previous horticultural lighting technologies.

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Making Sense of Flicker, TLA, and Stroboscopic Effects

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There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this article, you are already familiar with the quantities that a color quality test report provides. Typical metrics include energy efficiency metrics, color point metrics, color rendering metrics, and spectral content information. These metrics are often required by specifications and regulatory bodies, but they can also be a very useful tool when selecting light sources. The secret is knowing how to read the reports. Below are some tips on how to quickly read a color quality test report and glean the most important information from its graphs and tables.

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Color Commentary

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There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this article, you are already familiar with the quantities that a color quality test report provides. Typical metrics include energy efficiency metrics, color point metrics, color rendering metrics, and spectral content information. These metrics are often required by specifications and regulatory bodies, but they can also be a very useful tool when selecting light sources. The secret is knowing how to read the reports. Below are some tips on how to quickly read a color quality test report and glean the most important information from its graphs and tables.

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