Webinar: Horticultural Lighting Design & Industry Updates

IES Section Webinar
March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Food and agriculture innovation could become a $700 billion market by 2030, and the number one impact on yield is lighting. The difference between architectural and horticultural lighting design is simple: architectural lighting is for people, while horticultural lighting is for plants. People rely on light to perceive their world, while plants rely on light to perform photosynthesis.

It should come as no surprise then that plants rely on light for more than just photosynthesis. The challenge for professional lighting designers is to effectively communicate with the client, including horticulturalists, farmers, and greenhouse and vertical farm operators. Concepts such as photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), photoperiods, long- and short-day plants, and daily light integrals (DLI) are easy to master, but there is much more. Photomorphogenesis, phototropism, shade avoidance, secondary metabolites, and circadian rhythms are dependent on ultraviolet radiation and visible light from 280 to 800 nm. These important characteristics are impacted by lighting design, uniformity, spectral quality, and intensity.

Join representatives from Resource Innovation Institute and D+R International to learn about the fundamentals of horticultural lighting design, industry developments, and IES’ recently developed Recommended Practice for Horticultural Lighting RP-45.

Attendees will be eligible for 1 IES CEU and 1 AIA HSW LU. Those that do not register prior to the event or individuals that did not view the entire presentation, will not earn a CEU or LU. Attendees must attend the entire webinar to receive the CEU or LU. The Zoom link will be available in your Eventbrite registration email.

FREE – All Members & Non-Members
$10 – Suggested Donation* Amount
(*All donations go toward the IESDC Student Scholarship and IES Conference Emerging Professional Scholarship)