33th International Symposium of Section IV of CIGR Bioenergy and Other Renewable Energy Technologies and Systems (BRETS 2011), Bükreş, Romania, 23 - 25 June 2011, pp.100-108
The artificial lighting methods are used for crop production in greenhouses if the lighting can not be provided naturally. In practice, use of supplemental lighting has been commenced with the use of incandescent lamps, followed by fluorescent tubes and then high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp technology has found place in very wide of application areas lately and research on crop production have been continuing to increase photosynthesis with LED lights. LED grow lights provide significant energy savings and have long life. Addition to this, LED lamps can emit different wavelengths of the light. It is very important issue that, designing, spreading and introducing of this technology for optimum energy consumption and increasing the yield of the agricultural production is possible. Hence, in this study, it is reviewed the advantageous, differences and efficiency of the LED technology for agricultural production.