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LED growth lighting and software adapts to crops

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By Julien Happich



The GreenPower Dynamic LED, as it is called, delivers flexibility for researchers and growers to try out dynamic horticultural LED light recipes such as adjusting the light colour during the day, hoping to emulate optimal daylight conditions to differentiate crop taste and increase yield.

A recipe combines the following elements: light spectrum, intensity, illumination moment, uniformity and positioning. Using a light recipe, a grower can develop specific plant characteristics, from compactness, colour intensity and branch development to flowering in order to improve results. For instance, some plants benefit from different lighting spectra and intensities during different phases of growth, such as cultivating the red coloration of lettuce. Also, these elements can be used to stimulate stretching or stem elongation to prevent a crop from becoming too long and less strong.

The dynamic lighting system is equipped with software that makes it easy to adjust the LED colour and intensity. A sturdy cable, connector and mounting brackets are provided, allowing the lights to be easily installed at any height and location needed. An optional cable tree can be used to connect up to ten Dynamic modules to one junction box.

Visit Philips Lighting at www.philips.com/horti

 

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