Floriculture and ornamental plants
This is our favorite so when you grow flowers you are at the right address here for your grow light solutions.
Our affection towards floriculture and ornamentals comes from the wonderful impact you can make with LED grow lights in this field.
When you either aim at enhancing or delaying your flowering time, want to produce more healthy flowers with deeper colors, create more biomass or higher stem elongation, it’s all doable with applying the correct spectrum and correct dosing of the light.
While a lot of grow light manufacturers aim a wide spectrum trying to mimic the sun, we don’t believe in that theory for ornamentals.
When you enhance your soil with fertilizers you adapt your fertilizers to what your plants really need – well it is a bit the same with lighting.
So proposing a spectrum what is going to give you the best results for all ornamentals and each variation in growth stage is just not done.
Second, look into equal light distribution from a single luminaire.
This is probably one of the most important reasons why so few greenhouses with ornamentals are still not implementing LED grow lights.
Most LED grow lights tend to go for low pricing approach and lack the use of lens optics on the LED bars, resulting in a much higher energy level directly under the luminaires compared to the outer sides of the beam angle.
All MechaTronix horti LED grow lights are foreseen from batwing optics technology – simply translated this technology breaks the individual lights beams of the LED emitters in such a way that the complete light distribution area gets exactly the same amount of photons.
This technology is called batwing and uses TIT lenses or Total Internal Reflection lenses.
Special potential of LEDs in floriculture lighting
Traditionally ornamental plants are of high economic importance. The Red and Far-Red light mediates the conversion of phytochromes which can control the triggers for flowering.
Illumination with 730nm:
The cycle from Pr to Pfr is initiated by red light of 660nm which represents daylight. During the night time, the Pfr is converted back to Pr. This back conversion can also be actively be influenced by 730nm far red light.
This enables a perfect control of the flowering timing independent of the seasons.
Control of the flowering due to control of the critical day length by using any light
Due to the influence of the Pr and Pfr ratio the flowering can be controlled to adjust the timing to environmental or seasonal requirements.