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Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies: Lighting



Lighting is used in the production of floriculture crops to reduce production time, improve crop quality and yield, or both.  The day length (photoperiod), light intensity, and light quality all influence plant growth and development.  Lighting can be used to reduce crop production time, so that less energy is consumed for heating on a per-crop basis. To learn more about greenhouse lighting, visit the Managing Greenhouse Light section of this website.  Additional information on light, as it relates to greenhouse energy conservation, is listed below.

  • Sustainable Lighting Podcasts were developed that focus on light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  Erik Runkle of Michigan State University interviews growers and industry experts.

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