Research at Purdue could help greenhouse growers in cold weather climates. Horticulture Professor Cary Mitchell and graduate students are looking into the use of LEDs with traditional lighting.
The results show a reduction in energy costs, which Mitchell says is promising for the future of LEDs.
“The quality is good, energy is much less, and yield is about the same, so those are both economic and quality consumer advantages.”
He says LED use may allow for two indoor growing seasons, instead of the usual year-long method currently practiced.