Controlled Environment Agriculture

Lighting Publications

New! Greenhouse Lighting - Introduction to key concepts and units for greenhouse photoperiod and supplemental lighting, includes a cost comparison of high pressure sodium to LED lamps.

Albright, L.D., A.J. Both, and A.J. Chiu. 2000. Controlling greenhouse light to a consistent daily integral. Transactions of the ASAE 43(2): 421-431.

Albright, L.D. 1998. Method for controlling greenhouse light. United States Patent number 5,818,734.

Albright, L.D. 1997. Greenhouse thermal environment and light control. In Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems, E. Goto et al. (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands. pp. 33-47.

Albright, L.D. 1996. The importance of design and control of light in high-productivity controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Keynote paper, presented at the International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Environment (ICABE), August 15-19, Beijing, China. China Agricultural University Press, Beijing, China. 6 pp.

Albright, L.D. 1995. Greenhouse lighting control to daily PPF integral, with energy and cost consequences. ASAE paper No. 954487. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA. 22 pp.

Albright, L.D. and A.J. Both. 1994. Comparison of luminaires: efficacies and system design. Proceedings of the International Lighting for Plants in Controlled Environments Workshop. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. March 27-30, 1994. NASA Conference Publication CP-3309. pp. 281-297.

Both, A.J., L.D. Albright, and R.W. Langhans. 1998. Coordinated management of daily PAR integral and carbon dioxide for hydroponic lettuce production. Acta Horticulturae 456:45-51.

Both, A.J., L.D. Albright, R.W. Langhans, B.G. Vinzant, and P.N. Walker. 1997. Electric energy consumption and PPFi output of nine 400 watt high pressure sodium luminaires and a greenhouse application of the results. Acta Horticulturae 418:195-202.

Both, A.J., L.D. Albright, R.W. Langhans, R.A. Reiser, and B.G. Vinzant. 1997. Hydroponic lettuce production influenced by integrated supplemental light levels in a controlled environment agriculture facility: experimental results. Acta Horticulturae 418:45-51.

Both, A.J., L.D. Albright, C.A. Chou, and R.W. Langhans. 1997. A microwave powered light source for plant irradiation. Acta Horticulturae 418:189-194.

Both, A.J. 1995. Dynamic simulation of supplemental lighting for greenhouse hydroponic lettuce production. PhD Dissertation. Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY 14853. 172 pp.

Both, A.J. 1994. HID lighting in horticulture: a short review. Presented at the Greenhouse Systems, Automation, Culture and Environment (ACESYS I) Conference, July 20 - 22. New Brunswick, NJ. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service Publication No. 72. Riley-Robb Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. pp. 208-222.

Both, A.J., L.D. Albright, R.W. Langhans, B.G. Vinzant, and P.N. Walker. 1992. Research on energy consumption of HID lighting. Proceedings of the 4th National CAEP Agricultural Demand-Side Management Conference. Syracuse, NY. October 20-22. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Publication No. 65, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY. pp. 125-134.

Brechner, M.L. 2008. Some effects of light quantity and quality on secondary metabolites hyperforin, pseudohypericin and hypericin, in Hypericum perforatum. PhD Dissertation. Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY 14853. 153 pg.

Brechner, M.L., L.D. Albright. 2008. Optimizing secondary metabolites of Hypericum perforatum or St. John’s wort through ultra-violet light application. ASAE  paper No. 084088. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph MI 49085-9659, USA. 9pg.

Brechner, M.L., L.D. Albright. 2007. Impact of differing light integrals at a constant light intensity: effects on biomass and production of secondary metabolites by Hypericum perforatum.  ASAE  paper No. 074016. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph MI 49085-9659, USA. 8pg.

Chiu, A.J. 1996. Computer control of shade and supplemental lights for greenhouse hydroponic lettuce production. MEng Report. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. 44 pp.

Ciolkosz, D.E. and L.D. Albright. 2001. Selection and placement of greenhouse luminares for uniformity. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17(6):875-882.

Ciolkosz, D.E. 2000. Plant lighting system evaluation. PhD Dissertation. Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY 14853. 236 pp.

Ciolkosz, D.E., L.D. Albright, and J.C. Sager. 1998. Microwave lamp characterization. Journal of Life Support and Biosphere Science Vol. 5:167-174.

Ciolkosz, D.E. and J.C. Sager. 1998. Imaging of LED arrays for BLSS. Journal of Life Support and Biosphere Science Vol. 5:159-166.

Dalrymple, K. D. 1998. Study of the water-jacketed high pressure sodium lamp: bare lamp flux density experiments, reflector design, and placement within a growth chamber. MEng Report. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. 120pp.

Ferentinos, K.P., L.D. Albright and D.V. Ramani. 2000. Economically optimum daily PAR integral and the CO2 concentration combinations as influenced by ventilation rates and natural lighting in greenhouse lettuce production. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 77(3):309-315.

Langhans, R.W. 1994. Fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamp use in chambers and greenhouses. Proceedings of the International Lighting for Plants in Controlled Environments Workshop. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. March 27 - 30, 1994. NASA Conference Publication CP-3309. pp. 211 - 215.

Seginer, I., L.D. Albright and I. Ioslovich. 2006. Improved strategies for a constant daily light integral in greenhouses. Biosystems Engineering 93(1):69-80.

Wheeler, E.F. 1995. Nitrate uptake and plant growth as influenced by light and nitrate nutrition. PhD Dissertation. Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY 14853. 340 pp.