24 Jan Things to consider when lighting vertical farm
While the yield you can get from your vertical farm is quite high, there are some conditions that you must meet in order to achieve these high yields. One of these conditions is lighting.
In many ways, today’s LED systems are the ideal solution for indoor vertical growers. LED’s are highly energy-efficient, studies have shown that LED lighting systems can be anywhere from 40 percent to 70 percent more energy efficient than systems that use high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights or metal halide (MH) lamps. Most importantly, LED performs best to create a perfect indoor environment to create almost any kind of food.
The advances in LED technology have made it possible to create the perfect environment to grow vegetables at a large scale with shorter growing cycles and higher yields.
The most important light factors to promote plant growth are light intensity, photoperiod, spectrum, and uniformity that are adapted to the crops.
In order to increase the yield by using LED lights, it is necessary to use the right spectrum. Plants won’t grow effectively under the wrong spectrum, that’s why you should use the right spectrum that is suitable for your plant varieties. This spectrum also changes per growth stage as plants benefit with different wavelengths. During the vegetative state, for example, a blue spectrum suits best whereas a plant will prefer a red spectrum during the flowering stage.
Another important factor for LED Lights is using a uniform light spectrum. If the light spectrum is not uniform, plants will grow unevenly, the taller ones affecting the light absorption of the shorter plants.
It is also important to place the lamps with right distance, if the lamp is placed at the wrong distance, it might overheat the plants.
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