The following information is a description of our technology. After reading the document you will be able to know why our luminaries are able to simulate the components of the visible and non visible spectrum of the sunlight which is very important for the plants.
Humans and plants care about different wavelengths of the light spectrum. While human vision has evolved to be more sensitive to green light, plants absorb blue and red and reflect most of the green light (hence their green appearance). Therefore, lumens, which is the typical unit of light that is used for LED illumination, is not useful for plants. For growth and vital activities, plants need Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF).
The rate of photosynthesis is determined by the amount of photons between the Photosynthetic Active Region (PAR), from 400nm to 700nm. This growth light is called Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF) and it is measured in μmol/s. The efficiency of the light source for plant growth is measured in μmol/J.
ADSOL lighting systems provides all generated photons in the right wavelengths of the absorptions peaks.
Photosynthesis in plants depend on absorbing light energy in specific wavelengths.
Chlorophyll-a is the primary pigment for photosynthesis in plants. It exhibits a grass-green visual color. It occurs in all photosynthetic organisms except photosynthetic bacteria.
There is usually about half as much cholorphyll-b as the -a variety in plants. Exhibits a blue-green visual color. It occurs in all plants, green algae and some prokaryotes.
Carotenes are strongly colored red-orange pigments abundant in plants, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Xanthophylls are the typical yellow pigments of leaves. Carotenoids contribute to photosynthesis and protects from excessive leaves light damage.
Information on our phytosanitary lighting systems:
Each electrical box is equipped with LED tubes that match the technology of the VEG-LIGHT-WW-IR-PW and VEG-LIGHT-COLOR-BRV models. The LED strip colors are warm white, pure white, red, infrared, blue and violet. The relative amount of each color is already distributed to ensure the production of chlorophyll A, chlorophyll B and carotenoids. Then, infrared and red produce the Emerson effect, which will increase growth by more than 50% during the vegetative phase and strengthen the plant tissues. Synergy is the result of work between the non-visible spectrum and other wavelengths in violet and blue. The foliage of plants is thicker and greener. In addition, their immune system is reinforced, which makes it possible to control the damage caused by thrips and other types of insects. (Reference : http://www.nature.com/articles/srep07383)
ADSOL lights work with Emerson Effect :
This achieves a growth rate of more than 50% compared to other types of lights on the market.