Why choose bespoke LED grow lighting? – hortidaily.com
“Getting the light recipe right is paramount,” says Craig Price, Operations Director at Light Science Technologies. “Not only do different species of plant respond to different light spectrums, but they also respond to the amount of light. Too little means poor growth and too much can overstress the plant.
Find the right light recipe
“We use our laboratory and industry experts to help create the right light recipe that will work in a grower’s environment. This recipe will be to the scale that’s needed and will be designed to ensure that performance is optimal, and optimized, for the next 25 years and beyond,” he continues. “The goal is to provide more than just a recipe to ensuring LED grow light success, but a complete solution that takes light, nutrients, and other environmental parameters into account.”
“Bespoke LED grow lighting makes it easy for you to increase yield and reduce costs, delivering a tangible return on investment and ensuring that yields are managed and maintained to the expected levels. The right combination of the LED light source, intelligent technology, and industry expertise can transform your glasshouse and help you tackle any legacy issues that may be impacting growth or yield. To create your ideal LED-based grow light design, it’s important to consider three key factors: selecting the right light layout and design for your crops and location, planning for the long-term, and investing in bespoke LED grow lights that can be adapted to suit different plants and glasshouse requirements.”
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Leverage LED grow light spectrum
The light spectrum is one of the most important factors to consider when investing in vertical, glasshouse, or polytunnel lighting. The right light spectrum can fundamentally change glasshouse yield and plant quality, while incorrect use of light spectrum and light placement may not deliver the desired results. Understanding the light spectrum and how it can both influence and be influenced means that any area can be turned into a high-yield vertical farming space, even if it does not have access to any natural light.
LED grow lights are adaptable to all stages of plant growth as they can be customized to use relevant light wavelengths that optimize growth while ensuring that lighting is evenly distributed. These lights are also capable of emitting light in the blue and deep red light spectrums that plants favor for growth – light spectrums that traditional lighting systems usually cannot achieve. However, plants do not just favor red and blue light, they also need other colors, particularly yellow and green, to achieve optimum growth and photosynthesis. LED grow lights are capable of being customized to adapt color spectrum to suit specific stages of plant growth and to align with the latest insights and research.
Make long-term cost savings
“Bespoke LED lighting can potentially save a company money over the long term,” says Price. “I use the term ‘square peg into a round hole’ when explaining to companies how LED lights can change their financial profile and ROI. With these lights, you can increase, decrease, and change the light recipe to remove any sub-optimal performances within the system, and this will only impact positively on the bottom line.
“A fully upgradable, bespoke, and intelligent LED grow lighting solution has the potential to deliver optimal yield and reduce both your CAPEX and OPEX costs. Bespoke LED grow lights don’t necessarily mean heavy investment either. The key here is to work with an experienced LED …….