What Are IP Ratings?

IP stands for Ingress Protection and is a global ratings system. It is used to describe how well a product is protected against intrusion of substances like water and dust. The first number following IP refers to the ingress of solid foreign objects. The second number refers to the ingress of liquids. Common IP ratings…

Lighting Organizations

Who is ASABE? American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers – an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. ASABE is an international professional society devoted to agricultural and biological engineering. Who is NEMA? National Electrical Manufacturers Association – the largest trade organization of electrical…

Lighting Regulations Growers Should Know

You have probably seen some of the marks below on products such as appliances or computer equipment. While these entities have been around for many years, the parameters for certifications on horticulture lighting are still in their infancy. It will be important to pay attention to these certifications as they continue to develop, specifically when…