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 adjustability lets growers modify the light output to find the ideal light recipe to maximise yield and crop growth.
Key Benefits of Grow Lights:
Targeted Wavelengths – Lights are regulated & controlled to glow under the right temperature for photosynthesis to occur naturally.
Huge Energy Savings – Compared to High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps, 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 shortening lifespans.
Increased Lifetime – Compared to alternative illumination technologies, LEDs last much longer due to their high efficiency and low energy - 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 and lower costs.