Simple Lighting Company Responds to new Research into the Influence of LED Lights on Pollinator Bees

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Findings suggest that bees are more active under LED lights compared to HPS lights.

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“LED bulbs have long been shown to reduce energy costs and provide longer hours of energy. This research also demonstrates how they can help the farming and agriculture industry

According to an article published in LEDs Magazine on the 18 June 2013, new research has found that pollinator bumble bees, which are necessary for crops such as tomatoes and strawberries to grow, are very active under LED SSL Lights, compared to HPS sources, where they are only active with natural combined sunlight. The research also found that LED lights when hung in a string or curtain like fashion were effective at getting between crops and lighting all areas of the plant, whilst reducing the energy used for artificial lighting. The LED lights also do not produce any heat or UV rays which can often harm and kill the bees if they come into contact with it.

The news will no doubt be of interest to bee keepers, farmers and LED light bulb merchants alike, as Simple Lighting, one of the UK’s most established LED providers explained:

“LED bulbs have long been shown to reduce energy costs and provide longer hours of energy. This research also demonstrates how they can help the farming and agriculture industry throughout the world meaning a reduction in shipments of food such as fruit from far away destinations.”

Simple Lighting hope to see the research continued into how LEDs can help farmers reduce costs and produce better crops.

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.

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