Agriculture environments thrive with the right lighting, such as LEDs. LEDs improve sustainable agricultural practices as they are highly energy efficient and provide a more comfortable environment to work in. Compared to conventional bulbs, LEDs are more robust, as they are encased in solid, transparent plastic instead of the traditional glass filament or tube that easily break. This means they can last much longer in outdoor areas.
Whether your farm is for livestock or horticulture, a well-lit farm helps provide a safer work environment for farmers. LEDs prove to be a brighter alternative to incandescent bulbs, and last much longer. With low maintenance and durable lighting, farmers have the freedom of not having to frequently change bulbs. Also, LEDs emit less heat than conventional bulbs, making the outdoor area more comfortable for both farmers and their produce.
Natural lighting has a really positive impact on livestock. For instance, chickens produce higher quantity and quality of eggs that have been proven to develop at a faster rate with the help of LEDs. A cow’s health, fertility, welfare and productivity also improve greatly, to the point where milk production has been found to increase by 6%.
In horticulture, LEDs stimulate a plant’s growth by up to 40%, and also provide a controlled environment that produces more fruit and vegetables than in any climate. The final product is noticeably different, as LEDs improve the taste, quality, aroma and nutritional value of farmers’ fruit and vegetables.
Fruit and vegetable produce is at an all time high with today’s current economy. For this to work, producers need a lot of light, meaning more energy and more costs, right? Well with LED lighting, a new type of indoor farming light helps grow crops quicker using just pink-coloured LED lights - better known as a ‘Pinkhouse’.
It differs from the conventional white light as it only uses a mix of red and blue light. The Pinkhouse emits magenta light, which has been claimed to help speed up the plant growing process, with almost 20 percent faster growth rate. By not using all the colours in the spectrum, indoor farms can save on their energy bills.
We supply LED Grow Lights to help make growing crops easier - from the early stages through to the final stage. Our highly durable, energy saving lights range from 70-watts to 1500-watts. Not only do these LED lights benefit the outcome of a farmer’s produce, but they also decrease labour and maintenance costs with modernised, energy saving and cost effective lighting.
Sustainable lighting is key for a more comfortable and thriving agricultural environment. To take a further look at the bulbs listed above for farms and agricultural lighting fixture replacements, please visit our Products page.