LED Lighting for Common Bedding Plants Johanna Oosterwyk – UW-Madison Dept. of Horticulture firstname.lastname@example.org dcsmithgreenhouse.cals.wisc.edu Resources Slides from this presentation dcsmithgreenhouse.cals.wisc.edu/resources Publications from The LED Project: http://leds.hrt.msu.edu/ • Measuring daily light integral in a greenhouse (2010) by Ariana Torres and Roberto Lopez • Comparing LED lighting to HPS lamps for plug production (2013) by Wes Randall and Roberto Lopez • Lighting the future of young plants (2014) by Wes Randall and Roberto Lopez Webinar: LED Lighting as a Commercial Possibility: Myth or Reality? http://www.ballpublishing.com/BallPub/Webinars.aspx Estimating Your Supplemental Light Needs What is your local Daylight Duration? http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php Online DLI calculator http://extension.unh.edu/Agric/AGGHFL/dlicalc/index.cfm Other uses for LEDs Energy-Efficient Agricultural Lighting by Scott Sanford https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3784-14.pdf Lighting Technology: LED Lamps for Home, Farm and Small Business by Scott Sanford https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A4050.pdf Cutting the cost of LED fixtures Federal grant program – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP): https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energysystems-energy-efficiency Focus on Energy: https://focusonenergy.com/business/ag-and-farms Other Grants: http://www.dsireusa.org/ Disclaimer: Mention of specific products are intended as examples only and do notsignify endorsement either by the speaker or UW-Extension. Are LEDs Worth it for MY Business? 1. Grower Objectives 2. Crop Type 3. Geographic location 4. Time of Year 5. Outdoor vs. Indoor DLI 6. Supplemental DLI needs 7. Dimensions of Growing Area 8. Cost per kwh (Energy use/fixture) x (# of fixtures) x ($/kwh) Disclaimer: Mention of specific products are intended as examples only and do notsignify endorsement either by the speaker or UW-Extension.
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