In many places areas around the world, LED is altering farming is done. In Japan, there are restaurants that grow their own greens indoors using LED grow lights. In the usa, there are farms which grow greens exclusively indoors using LED lamps. Greens increased with LED lights are said to grow allowing more food to be grown quicker.
It makes sense, plants grown outside are subject to insects, the weather and physical trauma. While plants grown inside are shielded from the weather and insects. In fact, growers can tightly control the amount of temperatures and light that the plants grow in, making every plant grow in the conditions.
This shift in agricultural production, which has been years in the making is only possible through the advancements of LED lighting. LED’s are tiny compared to traditional lighting options. They don’t burn hot unlike traditional lighting, which makes them safer. They are also more durable, lessening the amount of maintenance needed from lights that are broken. They give off light with power, saving users in the process enormous sum of money. LED’s can also be controlled with automatic or a computer with technology. It makes sense that LED’s, when put to use in agriculture would result in tremendous progress in the ability to cultivate food.
Some of the advantages of using LED lights for growing plants are environmental. LED’s are much more eco-friendly that lights. Plus since insects and disease are not an issue for plants grown inside, this permits the plants to be grown without the usage of dangerous chemical pesticides that enter the environment and our bodies. They only require a fraction of fertilizer, the water and land plus are less vulnerable to climate change’s effects.
LED’s have been around quite a long time, since the 1970’s, but back then they were not in widespread use and were a relatively new technology they were quite expensive. However there are factories producing LED’s for just about every application you can think of. This means the costs have dropped, even to under lighting options and therefore LED’s are here to stay in home, industrial and commercial applications.