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The range of LED plant lighting applications is expanded, and cucumber, tomato and marijuana are all available.
- Aug 31, 2018 -

In recent years, smart plant factories have become popular. By adjusting LED lighting, moisture and nutrients, crops have been moved indoors from the outdoors, providing the best growing environment for plants, and efficiently combining technologies such as LED and agriculture to build smart plant factories.

In addition to providing plants with suitable growth environment, LED lighting can also accelerate its growth rate and increase nutritional value, while avoiding interference in the environment. For those countries where climate is not suitable for plant growth or land limitation, plant lighting is the most One of the best choices.

Russia's super large LED greenhouse, with 40 football fields

LLC Agro-Invest, a Russian greenhouse agricultural product production company, uses LED plant lighting for planting tomatoes and cucumbers. It covers an area of about 25 hectares and 40 football fields. This project is by far the largest horticultural LED lighting project with a significant increase in targets. Yield and save 50% energy compared to using traditional high pressure sodium lamps.


Irina Meshkova, vice president and chairman of Agro-Invest, said that LED plant lighting is definitely the future trend. LED products can provide the most suitable illumination for plants at the time and location where plants need the most illumination, which is greatly reduced compared with traditional lighting. The resulting heat production, because LEDs also increase the output of agricultural products in the weaker months of the year, can also reduce a large amount of energy consumption, showing the trend of large-scale plant lighting in the world.


Canadian cannabis will be legalized, expecting LED lighting to save huge growth in electricity consumption


Due to the legalization of cannabis in Canada in July 2018, cannabis growers in Canada have begun mass production, but cannabis planting requires a lot of electricity. In order to reduce the cost of producing cannabis, technology companies are beginning to study LED lighting technology. Reducing the energy required to plant cannabis, it is expected that the use of LED lighting will reduce the cost of lighting electricity by 50%.


According to the study, an average of 2 kilowatts of electricity is required for every pound of marijuana produced, while 2 kilowatts is equivalent to two months of regular Canadian households, and there are 47 licensed cannabis producers in Ontario, Canada. It is estimated that these cannabis producers will consume 1% of the total electricity consumption in Ontario each year.


The proportion of LED lighting with different types and colors can change the growth mode of plants and achieve the goal of controlling the yield and quality of plant growth. In the case of cannabis, if red light is added and blue light is reduced, the THC content of cannabis in cannabis can be reduced, and vice versa

Through LED technology, farmers can also be helped to make climate change more accurate. Taking tomato as an example, Philips Lighting cooperated with New Zealand food group Gourmet Mokai to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of tomatoes with LED growth lamps. In January 2018, new LEDs were installed in greenhouses of 4,500 square meters (about 1,316 pings) in the North Island. light.


Gourmet Mokai uses New Zealand's natural conditions for planting, using geothermal steam to heat, planting tomatoes using hydroponics, and then installing LED lights between plants and plants. Roelf Schreuder, director of food production at Gourmet, points out that it is hoped that the tomato's taste, vitamin C content and food shelf life will be enhanced through specific LED spectroscopy.


Dutch growers use LED-assisted lighting to stimulate lily production growth.