A new DOE report examines the energy-saving potential of LED lighting in horticultural applications. All three main categories of indoor horticulture were investigated: supplemented greenhouses, which use electric lighting to extend the hours of daylight, supplement low levels of sunlight on cloudy days, or disrupt periods of darkness to alter plant growth; non-stacked indoor farms, where plants are grown in a single layer on the floor under ceiling-mounted lighting; and vertical farms, where plants are stacked along vertical shelving to maximize grow space, and the lighting is typically mounted within the shelving units.
Bryan Medical Center facilities total approximately 3 million square feet across two campuses and lighting control requirements vary within the space. A ﬂexible, reliable, forward-thinking system that could support a wide range of environments and lead Bryan Health into the future was required. Although each campus is managed separately, a user-friendly, centralized lighting control system with advanced data visualization and dashboards was essential.
An elderly care home in Denmark is teaming with academic, industry and municipal researchers to determine whether a new circadian lighting system improves the health and quality of life of the center’s dementia residents.
The lighting design for this business consulting firm was awarded an Lumen Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design. Oculus Light Studio’s core beliefs of “partnership and transformation by integrating lighting within the architecture to transform it into a sustainable, enjoyable, and open environment” helped to secure this award of distinction from the IESNA.