LED lighting technology has revolutionized the garden world because it has distinct benefits over traditional lighting. Plants flourish in greenhouses that ensure that the appropriate temperature and lighting is maintained in order to facilitate the process of photosynthesis.
Here are the top 3 benefits of LED grow lighting in the greenhouse environment
- Increased Longevity
Lasting up to 100,000 hours, LED is the ultimate in long-lasting lighting solutions. Put into perspective 100,000 hours equates to eleven years of 24/7 lighting or 22 years of half-time lighting operation.
Its exceptionally long lifespan means significantly lower maintenance and replacement costs. As an added bonus, LED lights slowly decrease in brightness rather than a sudden broken bulb. This gives you ample time to install a new LED light bulb.
The long lifetime ensures that there is a constant consistent source of light for plants that require a proper source of light for optimized growth.
- Targeted Wavelengths to Suit Your Needs
The entire purpose of a greenhouse is to carefully control the environment so that the plant can thrive. Elements such as light and temperature are regulated to enhance photosynthesis.
It is a well-researched fact that plants absorb the most chlorophyll when the wavelength is between 400 to 500 nm, and 600 to 700 nm, that is the red and blue lighting colours. Traditional high-pressure sodium lighting falls outside this range. However, special LEDs are able to match peak absorption ranges so that plant growth is maximized.
- Efficient Energy
LED grow lighting is eco-friendly because less energy is consumed. When comparing energy efficiency of high-pressure sodium lamps to LED grow lighting, LED uses 40% less energy than its counterparts. The decrease in energy consumption can be attributed to less waste to heat.
Because they are cool to the touch, it reduces your risk of fires, and there is a considerable cost savings in terms of utility costs.
There is little doubt that LED lighting technology has come to stay due to its sustainability, durability and the innovative solutions it brings.