Now that year round cultivation with assimilation lighting becomes more and more enacted in the world and LED technology by far outleads older grow light technologies like high pressure sodium SON-T or metal halide, it is also time to switch and think in the new measures which are decided upon to express plant lighting measures.
With a clear overview we will lead you through the new definitions and how to interpret and convert them.
You will also find a few useful tools on this chapter which will allow you to set up a good lighting strategy on your crops, where we give you insight in conversions from lux to micromoles, from absolute solar radiation in W/m² to plant PPFD in µmol/sm² and daily global radiation in J/cm² to daily light integral in mol/d.
As a grower it is also important to understand the differences between all those LED grow lights which are offered on the market.
To lead you through the jungle is not an easy thing as there are more stories and myths than facts going around.
Therefore we want to clear it up a bit an explain you what the key points are which make a difference.
Here you will find out what makes the highest plant light efficiency, what’s important in light distribution on crops and what quality and sustainability in LED grow light can mean for you.