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Webinar: Horticulture Lighting – A Growing Opportunity

January 13, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


Join us Tuesday, January 10th for a LIVE webinar presentation on Horticultural Lighting. Our speakers bring a great depth of knowledge on this subject. Morgan Pattison, President and Lighting Scientist, Solid State Lighting Services Inc. and Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and Frank Sharp, Principal Technical Leader – Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

*Picture courtesy of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Learning Objectives:

  • What is horticulture lighting and what is the opportunity
  • What metrics are important in horticulture lighting
  • What is typical performance levels of horticulture lighting installations

This webinar will earn one IES CEU provided you have registered and attend the entire training.

A zoom link will be sent out two days before the event. Register today to reserve your seat!

About the Speakers:

Morgan PattisonMorgan Pattison has a PhD in Materials Science from U.C. Santa Barbara with thesis research on GaN based micro-cavity LEDs advised by Professor Shuji Nakamura. Upon graduation in 2006 Morgan went to work for the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory to manage R&D on energy saving lighting for the DOE SSL R&D Program. After 2 years with the DOE, Morgan started an LED and lighting focused technology consulting business, SSLS. He has continued to consult to the DOE for over 14 years, acting as Senior Technical Advisor for the last 8 years. Within the topic of horticultural lighting, Morgan has written analyses and peer-reviewed journal articles on energy and horticultural efficacy implications with LED lighting technology. He was a member of the IES Horticultural Lighting Committee, co-authoring RP-45, “Recommended Practice: Horticultural Lighting”. He has also developed advanced horticultural lighting products and managed large-scale R&D on cannabis responses to different light spectra at different growth phases. Currently, Dr. Pattison is working with clients developing lighting technology and light recipes for automated greenhouse growth of lettuce and greenhouse growth of hops.

Frank SharpFrank Sharp is a Principal Technical Leader at EPRI’s Knoxville facility and brings over 25 years of real-world experience resolving unique technical issues to his work. Currently, Mr. Sharp manages or co-manages all lighting research and indoor agriculture, as well as portions of data center research and end use device research, at EPRI. As a part of EPRI’s work, Frank, and EPRI’s lighting, data center, indoor agriculture, and appliance research teams, conduct research on the real-world operation and performance of a wide range of electric lighting, daylighting, lighting control, indoor agriculture, data center, and end use appliance technologies. These efforts result in educating and informing a variety of parties on the performance and impact of these technologies and systems.