Light is essential for plants and has a major influence on their growth and well-being.
What kind of light do plants need and like?
Although the most powerful and cheapest source of light is the sun,
natural sunlight is not always and not everywhere available,
and sometimes needs to be supplemented or replaced by artificial light that mimics it.
The spectral sensitivities of plants and humans are quite different:
while animals and humans like green and yellow wavelengths,
plants prefer blue and red ones, depending on their growth phase, to best support photosynthesis.
Blue spectrum light promotes vegetative growth, while red spectrum light promotes flower onset and production.
The ideal lighting situation for the indoor growth room would therefore be to use these two different wavelengths during the early stages and the flowering phase. Besides the right light spectrum, plants also need the right light intensity for an appropriate growth, commonly measured by the photon flux, i.e. units of micromoles per square meter per second, that indicates how much light energy is available for plants to use in photosynthesis.
Spectrum Sensitiveness for Plants
Spectrum Sensitiveness for Humans
Why LED lighting for growing plants?
During autumn and wintertime some plants might receive too little light, this resulting in a not favourable and longer growth cycle. On the other hand, enormous amounts of energy may be wasted in greenhouses as a result of the plants receiving too much or the wrong kind of light. This can also stress and damage them.
Compared to standard HID (high intensity discharge) or HPS (high pressure sodium) lamps, LED lighting systems have been considered also by NASA Researchers as the best and most efficient option for indoor farming, as they provide optimal levels of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)— photons that enhance growth and yield without wasting energy.
Thanks to a selection and combination of the most suitable wavelengths according to the type of plant, growth and development stage, they enable a significant increase in crop production.
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No, the sun light in winter is not sufficient for the well being of the plants. In wintertime, an integration is needed because the number of sunny days drops and the intensity of the light that the plants receive is lower than in summer.
What are the benefits of using LED lamps?
The benefits of using LED lamps are manifold: the distribution of the light on the cultivated surface is perfect, the plants receive the correct type of light, so they appear and are healthier production cycle time is reduced, plant growth is controlled, costs are reduced in comparison to HID (high intensity discharge) or HPS (high pressure sodium) lamps.
Is the LED light useful to plants?
Yes, because LED lamps emit a light whose wavelength is decided according to the necessity of the specific plant typology and on the growth stage of the plant. Ambralight LED lamps can be modified to supply the best light for each typology of plant and for each production stage.
Is LED light sufficient to plants or is it necessary to have other additional systems (refrigeration, watering etc.)?
No, it is not sufficient. In indoor cultivation, you will also need a heating and watering system that with Ambralight can be placed on the surface of the cultivated area or above it.
What kind of light do plants need and like?
The spectral sensitivities of plants and humans are quite different: while animals and humans like green and yellow wavelengths, plants prefer blue and red ones, depending on their growth phase, to best support photosynthesis. Blue spectrum light promotes vegetative growth, while red spectrum light promotes flower onset and growth. The ideal lighting situation for the indoor growth room would therefore be to use these two different wavelengths during the early stages and the flowering phase.
Are all LED lamps the same?
No, not all LED lamps are the same. The quality of material, the duration of the LEDs, their intensity, energy efficiency, life expectancy and the costs and payback period can vary depending on the quality. These are some of the aspects to be considered when choosing a LED lamp.
What are the characteristics of Ambralight LED lamps?
Ambralight LED lamps are:
Entirely manufactured in Italy with high-quality materials
Designed to be highly energy efficient.
Equipped with LEDs manufactured by OSRAM, the world leading company in lighting technology
Designed to withstand the harsh environment of modern production greenhouses and to sustain a long-term and heavy-duty working cycle
Highly resistant to moisture, temperature fluctuations and dust
Can the lamps be placed in humid or hot places? For how long can they bear the humidity before they lower their efficiency?
Yes, they are highly resistant to moisture, temperature fluctuations and dust. Ambralight LED lamps have a life duration of 100.000h at a 100% capacity, which afterward goes down to 90%
Is it easy to install them?
It is very easy to install them. You could even do it on your own.
We still suggest the help of an electrician that knows how to connect cables correctly.
What are the certifications of Ambralight LED lamps?
Ambralight has the CE certification. This ensures that our lamps are highly reliable and demonstrates that the materials used are of a certain type and quality
Is there an after sales service?
Yes, there is an after sale service. It is our policy to support customers throughout all the decisional process from the selection of the best solution to the installation of the lamps. We are also always available to answer any questions and to solve any problems that our customers might have.
What is the guaranty of the Ambralight LED lamps?
The guaranty of Ambralight LED lamp has a validity of 3 years form the purchase of the lamps.
How do I know what is the best lamp for me?
It is our pleasure and our duty to help you find the best solution. Depending on what type of plant and on the growth stage and where you intend to produce, you will need a different type of lamp.
Just write us an email so that we can explain what your best solution could be.
What is your average delivery time?
Usually we are able to deliver high quantities of lamps within one month from the receipt of the order. This timing is to be intended as ex-works and does not include transportation time.
Ambra Elettronica is an Italian company specialized in the design and production of electronic boards and electronic equipment for civil and industrial applications.
Based on solid teknological skills and background on electronics and driven by the love for nature and plants of its founders, we started to design, develop and manufacture LED lamps for plants wellbeing and growth both for residential and more specifically for professional applications. All products are designed in our company and are manufactured entirely in Italy using high quality materials. Our lamps are built in compliance with the strictest regulations and in accordance to technical criteria, ensuring a safe and practical use.