Published 08/09/2013

Cleaning up light pollution

Supplemental light curtains provide a simple answer to an increasingly common challenge.

As competition increases and quality and productivity pressure rises, North American growers are increasingly taking a page from their European counterparts and making lighting a crucial part of their greenhouse production programs. While extending day length and, often, the growing season offers innumerable benefits, it’s not without challenges. Some installations are remote enough that they won’t create any nuisance issues. Others will be in urban areas, next to light-prohibited facilities like airports, and some will simply have neighbors who complain...

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