Evaluation of high intensity light-emitting diodes as light source for plant growth

Eiichi Ono, Joel L. Cuello, Kenneth A. Jordan

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Abstract

Plant production and propagation under controlled environment, such as in greenhouses, micropropagation systems and Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) applications are important. However, current light sources do not provide a completely satisfactory solution. Thus, development of a new light source for plant growth is needed. Because of the improvement in intensity and the development of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the application to plant growth has become a realistic approach. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the latest high-intensity LEDs as a light source for plant growth. Light intensity as a function of current and spatial distribution was measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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