LED lighting offers improved efficiency and enhanced crop yields for higher profits.
The lights are tuneable and support plants during various stages of their growth cycles. This added adjust-ability lets growers modify the light output to find the ideal light recipe to maximise yield and various types of crop growth.
Key Benefits of Grow Lights:
Targeted Wavelengths – Lights are regulated & controlled to grow under the right temperature for photosynthesis to occur naturally.
Huge Energy Savings – Compared to High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps versus the LED lighting systems, results showed that LEDs decrease energy consumption by 40%.
Flexible Designs – LED illumination can be used as ceiling lights, multi-layer vertical systems and inter-lighting designs between plants. This is important as different methods and placements can be employed for optimal lighting of the plants.
Less Heat, More Light – This is of crucial importance for plant growth as too much heat can be very damaging to plants, decreasing growth and often leading to decreased life time.
Increased Lifetime – Compared to alternative illumination technologies. Light emitting diodes, due to their high efficiency and low energy use last for up to 100,000 hours. This means eleven years of continuous lighting or, alternatively, around twenty-two years of half-time operation. A long lifetime also allows for less frequent maintenance service time and costs.