The most deceptive thing about light is that it can appear bright to the human eye but not actually be strong enough to grow plants. This is a function of how our eyes perceive different wavelengths, vis a vis the Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) that plants use for photosynthesis.
While LEDs look fantastically sleek and are growing in popularity, the majority do not bring out the best coloration in plants. The ones featured here are what we consider the best available current options.
Why are leaves green? Does green plants need green light? There is a widespread belief that plants do not use green light for photosynthesis. An insight research paper from the University of Tokyo suggests otherwise. Read on to find out more.
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