Artificial LED Lighting to Help Grow Plants

Published Date : Apr 14, 2016

The high level of brightness, high efficiency, reliability, and longer lifespan of LED lights has led to their extensive usage. These lights are manufactured using semiconductor components and they emit lesser radiated heat as compared to fluorescent and incandescent lights. CFLs and incandescent bulbs emit over 75% heat. While incandescent bulbs emit large amount of carbon-dioxide, fluorescent lights emit harmful gases. As LED lights are environment-friendly, they are being increasingly used across various sectors. 

The high efficiency and durability of LED lights has boosted their demand across the industrial and commercial sectors. Various initiatives taken by governments such as ban on incandescent lights and attractive payback on usage of LED lights have further fuelled the growth of the global industrial and commercial LED lighting market. However, the dominance of fluorescent lamps and high initial costs of LED lights are expected to hamper their demand in the near future. 

Plessey to Offer LED Plant Growth Lighting Solutions

The U.K.-based LED lighting technology firm Plessey will soon manufacture and sell horticultural lighting systems. The company has entered into an agreement with PhytoLux to take over its commercial, technical, and operational activities. The horticultural lighting systems to be sold by Plessey would be developed by PhytoLux. According to Michael LeGoff, the CEO of Plessey, the horticultural market has emerged as a key growth area for solid-state lighting and hence, the company is exploring the untapped potential of this segment. The company-manufactured LEDs are made up of  GaN-on Silicon and are suitable for directed lighting applications. LED lighting across the horticultural sector is expected to create new opportunities for the growth of the global industrial and commercial LED lights market in the near future.