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With the growing popularity of LED lighting, scientists are looking to study its effects on plant growth. However, a lack of standards has made studies unreliable.
While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to research from Rutgers University that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products.
White LED lamps are used to improve basil production in a greenhouse. Courtesy of A.J. Both/Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Many lighting companies market their LED products with claims of delivering an optimal “light recipe” that often consists of a combination of wavelengths and color…