The pair experimented with LEDs, making use of their cool temperature and higher energy efficiency, getting the same size and number of fruit, but only using about 25% of the energy of traditional lamps
(PRWEB UK) 6 May 2013
It has been reported in Lighting.co.uk that according to research from Cory Mitchell, Professor of Horticulture at Purdue University and doctoral student, Celina Gomez, tomatoes grown under LED lights in the winter could significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs. The pair experimented with LEDs, making use of their cool temperature and higher energy efficiency, getting the same size and number of fruit, but only using about 25% of the energy of traditional lamps. It is hoped that further research could lead to a reduction in price to the point where local farmers could compete with the prices of tomatoes that are shipped across seas.
Simple Lighting is renowned for its range of LED domestic and commercial lighting. Having been heavily involved in the industry for a number of years, the team actively research all developments within the field and have noted several studies of considerable interest of late. A representative shares their thoughts.
“Because LEDs are so much cooler and energy efficient they are being used more frequently in food preservation and production. Their cool temperature also means they can be placed closer to food so that all areas are covered. It has been claimed that further studies are to be conducted comparing LED lit tomatoes with traditionally grown ones to compare flavour. We’re interested to see the outcome of this.”
Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape lights, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.