Program – Horticulture Lighting Conference USA 2018
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October 9, 2018 | Portland | Oregon | USA


2018 Program

The Horticultural Lighting Conference will feature exclusive presentations by keynote speakers, interactive sessions, live interviews and a networking reception.

  • Tuesday October 9 2018
    • 7:30 am

      Welcome Coffee

    • 8:35 am


    • 9:00 am

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 9:15 am

      Keynote Speech: LED Lighting Applications in Controlled Environments

      Speakers: Dr. Erik Runkle
      Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in controlled environments to deliver photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source lighting to specialty crops... (click title to read more)
    • 10:00 am

      Delegate Break – TABLE TOP EXHIBITS OPEN

    • 10:25 am

      Session 1: Science, Standards, and Market Transformation

    • 10:30 am

      Resource Innovation Institute – We Advance Resource Efficiency to Fuel the Cannabis Economy

      Speakers: Matt Gaboury
      In an industry like cannabis that is notorious for massive energy consumption, how do you reduce your carbon footprint from a technology systems perspective? The Research Innovation...(click title to read more)
    • 11:00 am

      Advantages of Using Full Spectrum

      Speakers: Will Chung
      Optimal engineering of light spectrum enables faster growth, more harvests, and a higher quality of plants. Compared to conventional HPS and MH lights, LEDs allow us to have... (click title to read more)
    • 11:30 am

      DLC Published Testing Requirements and Thresholds for Horticultural Lighting Products

      Speakers: Axel Pearson
      Attendees will learn details of the DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC’s) newly published requirements for LED-based horticultural fixtures. This is a rapidly-evolving application... (click title to read more)
    • 12:00 pm

      Delegate Break – LUNCH

    • 12:55 pm

      Session 2: Projects, Case Studies, and Best Practices

    • 1:00 pm

      Efficient Lighting Technologies and the Effect of the Financial Investment

      Speakers: Doug Oppedal
      Lighting loads in an indoor grow operation are typically the largest electrical load for cannabis cultivation. Using proven efficient lighting technologies can reduce operational and equipment costs exponentially, providing a quick payback on the initial investment. High quality horticulture LED grow lights have proven to be a successful source for
    • 1:30 pm

      LED Lighting Delivers Improved Plants Starts and Final Yield in Floriculture Crops

      Speakers: Kathleen Baughman
      Managing operations at Iwasaki Brothers farms near Portland has afforded Kathleen Baughman the opportunity to work with a variety of annual and perennial floriculture crops, and specifically to experiment with... (click title to read more)
    • 2:00 pm

      Balancing artificial light for growing tomatoes in different environments

      Speakers: Rez Mani
      Three different varieties of tomatoes which were F1 Trust (indeterminate variety large round red tomato) Gold Rave (golf ball size orange plum tomato), and Indigo cherry drop ... (click title to read more)
    • 2:30 pm

      Delegate Break – TABLE TOP EXHIBITS OPEN

    • 2:55 pm

      Session 3: Lighting Technologies and Advancements

    • 3:00 pm

      Panel: The Future of Smart and Connected Horticultural SSL

      Speakers: Jeff Bisberg, Nick Genty, Tom Griffiths
      While we in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry hear more about smart and connected lighting relative to general illumination for people, the technology is going to prove equally if not more…(click title to read more)
    • 4:00 pm

      The µmol/J Race and Beyond – Latest LED Innovations for Horticulture Lighting

      Speakers: Martin Wittmann
      Roughly 8 years after the introduction of the first application specific LEDs for horticulture lighting substantial advancements on both performance and cost brought to life this fast growing…(click title to read more)
    • 4:30 pm

      Tracking The Horticultural SSL Market and Technology

      Speakers: Philip Smallwood
      These are exciting times for the horticultural lighting industry, as continuing improvements in the understanding of how plants use light, changing geopolitical dynamics and continued LED advancements…(click title to read more)