Whitepapers & publications
We regularly publish white papers and contribute to magazines. These publications can be downloaded for your personal use. If you wish to use the information for a publication, reprint or to publish them on your website, please contact us first.
In our white papers we explain specific technologies, products, applications or concepts that may seem complex at first, but are essential for understanding lighting or lighting products. We drill down to the essence of the issue and provide clear guidance.
How to design an optimal growroom for your lights
Most people start with a room, and then ask a lighting manufacturer how to position their lights in there. Actually that is a bit the wrong way around: lights with specific reflectors have a very specific throw and field.
Plasma spectrum for use in combination with HPS lighting
Many studies have shown that full continuous spectrum with sunlight qualities is the best spectrum for healthy plant development.
In this section we provide you with a selection of publications in magazines, interviews, editorials and background stories.
Calculating with light
One of the most common errors in grow room installations is the positioning of the lighting fixtures. Learn why.
EMI – A double-edged sword
Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI): What is it and should I worry about it? How does it affect my installation?
Grow room design
Most people start with a grow room design and then position their lighting. That is not always an optimal approach.
LEDs – a bright future?
LEDs have come a long way since their first introduction. Overhyped, overpriced and underperforming at introduction, now a viable option… at a price!
LIGHT MATTERS 1
How much light do you give your plants? And how does that matter?
LIGHT MATTERS 2
Quality and quantity
How does light quality and quantity influence your yield? Is there a “magic spectrum”?
LIGHT MATTERS 3
Lighting rooms instead of plants
How would you like to get 25% more yield from the same light installation you have now? Stop spilling light!
LIGHT MATTERS 4
The five most common errors
I don’t care what your buddy tells you: These are the 5 most common misconceptions about lighting and lighting plants.
LIGHT MATTERS 5
Compared to the sun…
What is the best light for plants? How does that compare to the sun? Common sense and the science behind it all.
LIGHT MATTERS 6
Ceramic Metal Halide lighting – the definitive guide
So you are wondering about CMH, CDM, LEC? What does it mean? How does it compare? Theo Tekstra explains you the science and the hype.
LIGHT MATTERS 7
Lighting control – To dim or not to dim
What is the purpose of lighting control? How can you use that to your, and the plant’s advantage?
LIGHT MATTERS 8
There are loads of safety aspects to consider when installing and using high intensity lighting. Beware and be safe!