What is the future development trend of LED plant lighting?

- Jul 24, 2019-

Lighting area, as one of the faster growing agriculture lighting areas in recent years, LED by its high light efficiency, low fever, a lot of advantages such as small volume, long service life, the obvious advantages in the field of plant lighting lighting plants, etc. Also with the mature of LED lighting technology, companies from general lighting market has taken plant lighting, lighting plants has broad prospects.

1. How to view the current development of the whole plant lighting industry?

Plant lighting industry should be very optimistic for the future, from the plant product sales now, whether it's an introduction to leaves or the ingredients of preserve one's health, and even will become the future trend of medicinal materials, whether in China or Taiwan, Japan, the price of these products is higher and higher, lighting plants must have a bright prospect in the future. The premise is that your product has to be distinctive.

2. What is the current market share of LED in plant lighting?

At present, the plant lighting lamps used in greenhouses are mainly high pressure sodium lamps globally, and mainly fluorescent lamps in China. In fact, LED lamps are rarely used. In recent years, the application speed in marijuana field has been accelerated.

3. What are the advantages of using plant lighting to grow vegetables compared with ordinary vegetables?

A few big characteristics, the first factory of the biggest characteristic is to use a plant vegetables very safe, only in a controlled environment with LED light it, through manual control to its environment and the nutrient solution, which is beyond the green vegetables, and inside the plant factory don't have to use any pesticides, herbicides, our nutrient solution to avoid the traditional existence of heavy metal pollution in soil. The second feature, because we are artificially created shortcut environment, the air is filtered, the water is purified, the dust and bacteria content is very low. The third feature is that the products of plant factories are very fresh. Compared with the losses caused by the long-distance transportation of other traditional agricultural planting, plant factories are located around big cities and can be completed within 12 hours from harvest to table, which is the same as the effect of planting seeds at home.

In addition, compared with traditional agriculture, plant lighting factories can be customized. Traditional agriculture is limited by the fact that the climate and temperature change all the year round. Although the greenhouse can eat products of different seasons, plant factories have no concept of seasons at all.

4. Are there any deficiencies in the function or performance of dishes grown in plant factories?

Artificial light is basically the same as sunlight, making no difference to plant growth. The only difference is that if the plant is red, and you use the right spectrum, it will grow normal red-leaved lettuces, but if you say the vegetables are less anthocyanin, they're just less nutritious. It is possible to use the hydroponic system to grow vegetables, the taste will be relatively tender.

Nutrition is the terminal application of vegetables, some nutritional value higher, some nutrients is not what we need, when we need to plant some composition, can do it by physical condition to control, this is the benefits of plant factory, directional control the growth of vegetables is good for the body composition, or by changing the vegetables growing environment to adjust different flavors.

5. How do you think growing marijuana is illegal in China but legal in the Netherlands? How is cannabis growing?

Marijuana itself is a double-edged sword, and its medicinal value is indisputable. Different states have different laws, depending on how the local government looks at it. Currently, if you want to grow marijuana in China, you have to have some special licenses, or you have to grow it in some special places.

Many states have legalized the marijuana market, and there are already mature lamps in use. And they are now the market to seek a more efficient than high-pressure sodium lamp LED lighting program, if your LED lighting program with the current use of high-pressure sodium lamp no obvious advantage, that promotion will certainly be some obstacles.

6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of LED and traditional metal halide lamps (HID) in plant lighting?

High pressure sodium lamp has been used for a long time in agricultural production. LED has just started to be used. However, as general lighting, LED occupies a higher and higher market share. However, the spectral output of metal halide lamp is relatively fixed, and it is difficult to control the change of spectrum, so it is suitable for the growth of some specific plants. Currently, metal halide lamp on tomato planting is widely used, but if plant factory is done, LED is much easier to use, and its spectrum is more suitable.

7. What's the difference between hydroponic vegetables and plant factories? Are there insects growing in plant factories?

Whether it is greenhouses or indoor artificial light factory, will be long insects. The key is how to control, greenhouse is a semi-manual control of the environment, open and close the state is not well managed, there will be bugs in, usually a large space also have bugs in. Plant factory management and greenhouses management strict conditions is not a level, we into plants, factories, people are to protect hair, another factory of air, water, plant are purified or filter, if in strict accordance with the plant factory management model, the probability of snake is very low, so the plant factory are not allowed to use pesticides. In greenhouse, we can only try to reduce its pollution ratio, through nutrient solution hydroponics is one of the methods.