Growers like Jarratt Tunstall and Rob O’Hara raise the bar for fiscally fit and energy-efficient greenhouse operations.
Novato, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
LumiGrow, Inc., the leading provider of LED lighting for horticulture, today announced that it will present a complimentary webinar titled, “Improving Floral Crop Quality and Greenhouse Energy Efficiency with LED Lighting,” on Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. This webinar will be the first in the Grow With Us series focused on case studies in LED lighting for varied horticultural applications.
During the live, 50-minute webinar, LumiGrow CEO Kevin Wells will relate best practices for specifying and implementing LED lighting for floral production. Rob O’Hara and Jarratt Tunstall, head growers for British Columbia-based Rainbow Greenhouses and New York-based Barnes Greenhouses, respectively, will relate their experiences in incorporating LED lighting into their operations.
Intended for experienced flower growers and greenhouse operational managers seeking to improve crop quality and financial performance, this webinar will also address technical considerations involved in selecting, installing and fine-tuning LED lighting both in high intensity discharge (HID) lighting retrofit and new installation scenarios.
The high costs of operating HID lights drove the Rainbow Greenhouses team to evaluate LED fixtures. Since installing LumiGrow LED luminaires in early 2013, the leading Canadian wholesale grower and distributor of potted plants is on track to reduce lighting-related energy consumption by 60 percent and achieve ROI within two years.
Webinar attendees will learn how Barnes Greenhouses, a leading wholesale supplier of liners and plugs including Vinca and vernalized perennials, secured a utility-sponsored energy-efficiency grant to help fund the purchase of LumiGrow LED lights. Under LumiGrow fixtures, the Barnes team is producing thriving cuttings while increasing productivity.
“Growers like Jarratt Tunstall and Rob O’Hara raise the bar for fiscally fit and energy-efficient greenhouse operations,” said Kevin Wells. “They generously share their insights about using LED technology to help the floriculture industry move forward.”
The live webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT. Attendance is limited. Register online at http://www.lumigrow.com/grow.
About LumiGrow, Inc.
LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in smart horticultural lighting, enables commercial growers and agribusinesses to reduce energy costs, achieve operational efficiencies and improve crop yield. LumiGrow offers a range of third-party proven solutions for use in greenhouses, controlled environment agriculture and scientific research chambers. LumiGrow LED solutions are eligible for energy efficiency subsidies from utilities across North America. The Company’s 1,200+ installations include three of the top five global agribusinesses, leading produce and flower growers, algae producers, Top 100 garden centers, more than 200 universities and the USDA. Headquartered in Novato, California, LumiGrow is privately owned and operated. For more information, call (800) 514-0487 or visit http://www.lumigrow.com.
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