|LRC Develops LED Scheme for AeroFarms' Plant Environment
Through a variety of services, the LRC’s Lighting Technology Greenhouse program helps foster the commercialization of sustainable lighting technologies. One recent example would be a project with AeroFarms, a company that provides aeroponic growing systems that grow produce without soil and without sun in a pesticide-free environment.
The LRC worked with AeroFarms to execute the development and construction of a novel aeroponic growing system for leafy greens that uses LEDs and is designed to control spectral bands, intensity and duration of light exposure. According to AeroFarms, controlling these elements can impact the amount and quality of leafy greens produced.
AeroFarms systems are designed to transform food production into a more sustainable, efficient, and safe process by enabling profitable, commercial-scale vertical farming in urban centers. AeroFarms is based in Ithaca, NY. More information about AeroFarms and this project can be found at www.aerofarms.com and in the AeroFarms press release.
The Lighting Technology Greenhouse promotes the growth and success of lighting-related businesses by acting as an interface for businesses to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and the commercialization of new lighting products and services that enhance sustainability and provide societal benefit. Learn more about the Lighting Technology Greenhouse.