What is Grow Light?
Grow Light or Plant Light is a light source which is used to mimic the natural sunlight for plant growth. This is performed by generation of a suitable electromagnetic spectrum to stimulate and enhance the photosynthesis process in the plants. In fact, grow light provides the specific spectrum of light that is necessary for the cultivated plants. The output light of LED-based grow lamps contains a certain range of the spectrum, lumen (light intensity) and color temperature which are favorable for the plants. This is determined based on the type of the plant, cultivation stage (germination, vegetative, flowering or fruiting), and photo-period (exposure period).
Why is Grow Light important?
Unfortunately, Iran is struggling with drought which will most probably continue in the future. Thus, strategic change of cultivation is inevitable. Efficient use of water resources and maximal prevention of evaporation are two important factors highly needed for the modern farmers in Iran to meet the requirements of their crops in severe drought conditions.
Crop production in fully-controlled indoor environments is a versatile technique in modern agriculture including various advantages e.g. significant reduction of water consumption, no concern about the weather conditions, and ability for production in all seasons of the year. The required light in such indoor environments is exclusively provided by LED grow lamps. Apart from aforementioned benefits, it has been proved that using LED grow lamps in controlled indoor environment is able to shorten the growth duration by almost half compared to traditional agriculture. Using this method the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables is guaranteed in all seasons.