LED-lighting in horticulture: the next step
LED-lighting in horticulture. It already exists for years but now this technology became hot. And rightly so, because it is the next step to gain more control on the growth and characteristics of plants. Many companies in the sector are doing research on it, more than ever before. They are searching for answers to their questions such as:
- How can LED-lighting contribute to horticulture?
- How does LED-lighting increase production?
- How does LED-lighting influence crops in a way to achieve a higher price?
Bottom line: how can LED-lighting manage plant growth to create added value, including an increased turnover and margin?
So far, the results have been promising. For example, it is easier to grow on multiple layers with LED and when having the right lighting recipe, both the growth and taste can be influenced. In other words: As a grower you can achieve maximal plant production with the lowest possible input of energy, water and raw materials.