Plant Factory and Grow Lights Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

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Farming practices are supported by Plant Factories if not dependent on the climate says new report from Research & Markets

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WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new Plant Factory Grow Lights study. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind energy are adopted by greenhouses and plant factories.

Food factories produce organic vegetables. This represents a next step in the application of automated process to everyday life. Automated process for farming provides immediate help for food stores. Plant factories support farming practices that are not dependent on the climate. Food factories produce organic vegetables 24 hours a day. With the land available for farming depleting quickly, new types of farming are evolving.

A plant factory allows the growing of vegetables indoors all year round. It is a system that artificially creates the environment necessary for plants to grow by controlling the amount of culture solution, air, and light from light-emitting diodes (LED). Because the amount of light, temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration levels can be optimized without being affected by the weather, the growth rate of vegetables is two to four times faster than those grown in open-air fields, and yields are ten to twenty times higher.

Visible natural light has a spectrum different from grow lights. Visible light is measured by lux or energy. Plant factory grow lights are different. Grow lights provide artificial light used for plant growth. The spectrum of growth lights is tuned to the plant growing task. Plant light has photons from the blue to red (400-700 nm) part of the spectrum. This is called growth light.

Companies Mentioned

APL Engineered Materials, Venture Advanced Lighting Technologies Company, Daystar, General Electric (GE), General Hydroponics, Hydrofarm, Iwasaki Electric, EYE Lighting International of North America, Ozu Corporation, Philips Horticulture Lamps, Rockwool? Group, Rambridge, Ringdale ActiveLED?, Siemens, SolarMax, Sunleaves Garden Products, Sunlight Supply, Sun System, Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association and USALight

Source: WinterGreen Research, Inc.

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