Tunable LED lights are gaining acclaim for providing just the right spectra to suit the varying wavelength preferences of different indoor crops. But isn’t there a downside in that LEDs give off less heat than conventional, non-tunable grow lights? After all, heat can be an asset in a greenhouse, especially in winter months.
That is exactly the question that Belgium’s Tomato Masters asked as it decided to build a 5.4-hectare indoor tomato farm in Deinze, and to light it entirely with 7000 pinkish-tuned Hyperion brand LED fittings provided by Britain’s Plessey Semiconductors, rather than with high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights that growers have customarily used.
You can read the full version of the article by Mark Halper here.