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White and Spectrum-Specific LED

Applications:

White turn-key LEDs have broad applications any application that traditionally used fluorescent whether it is plant growth, insects, or additional applications. Tunable LEDs would be great for light quality studies or measuring the impact of wavelength on plants.

Benefits:

  • Researchers can choose custom-configured LEDs that emit broadband white light or narrow-spectrum colored wavelengths that are unique to the plant responses they want to initiate. You can build your own color combination.
  • LEDs are easily dimmable
  • LEDs can be designed so they are closer together than a T-5 fluorescent bulbs, which allows for better light uniformity
  • LEDs generate 47% less energy and heat. Sometimes too much heat can damage plant life. Lower heat levels allow for better humidity control within plant growth chambers.
  • LEDs typically deploy an active heat-sinking method which draws waste away from LED bulbs. LEDs can be placed closer to the plants without the danger of overheating or stressing them.

Considerations:

  • LEDs are very focused, be very careful and diligent when choosing your LED system for research. If not done properly, you won’t get the result you may have expected
  • Initial upfront cost of the LEDs can be more expensive than incandescent, fluorescent and HID bulbs