Light and plant growth
Light is the visible part of the spectrum in electromagnetic radiation. All light from every light source like the sun contains many colors, starting with a range from ultraviolet to infra-red that influences any kind of growth to plants.
Why does a plant need light?
Plants use light for:
- Photosynthesis, growth energy
- Plant development, flowering, morphology
Both simultaneously take place in the plant and interact with each other.
LIGHT RECIPE AND LIGHT SPECTRUM
Horticulture LED Solutions develops light systems to condition any crop in growth. We do not only provide mere lighting, but we provide the best possible care to increase profit for the grower, we call this custom made plan a ‘light recipe’.
Our light recipes are suitable for different segments within horticulture, e.g. vegetable production, tissue culture and young plant production, cut flowers, seedlings and nurseries. Horticulture LED Solutions is offering knowledge of horticultural LED lighting around the world to you.
A light recipe is an instruction base on knowledge of how to use light to grow a certain crop under certain conditions. A light recipe indicates:
• Lighting aspects: light level, spectrum, required uniformity, position and time
• Parameters for which the recipe is valid e.g. climate conditions
• Expected results besides energy saving