Research Proves LED Lighting Improves Flower Growth Compare to HPS Lighting - Energy Watch News


Research Proves LED Lighting Improves Flower Growth Compare to HPS Lighting

To prove the advantages of LED lighting in horticultural applications, researchers at the University of Guelph, Canada, tried to find out to what degree LED advancements could benefit greenhouses. The team cultivated three varieties of cut gerbera under both LED and HPS supplement lighting with minimal treatment differences in leaf, soil, and air temperatures. With the experiment, researchers found out flowers with LED treatment were larger and higher in comparison with the flower treated with HPS lighting. The study then concluded that flowers grown with LED lighting had equivalent or better production than those grown under HPS lighting. The research result is published in HortScience in January 2019, titled Light-emitting Diodes Can Replace High-pressure Sodium Lighting for Cut Gerbera Production

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