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LED Lighting in Horticulture

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Light Emitting Diodes for Agriculture

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The aim of this study is to explore the potential of light-emitting diode (LED) technology for horticultural plant lighting and to provide an overview about the LED light effects on growth, yield, and nutritional quality of green leafy vegetables, fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The spectral effects of LEDs, as a sole source of lighting, disclose the main functions of light colors on plant growth, development, and metabolism as well as heterogeneous sensitivity of different plant species and varieties. The natural background lighting in a greenhouse mediates these spectral responses and reveals a close interaction between the applied supplemental lighting and variable environmental conditions. Here, we summarize the findings of recent studies to draw a comprehensive illustration for the assignment of the obtained patterns for the practical applications in the greenhouse or in closed environment horticulture.

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Viršilė, A., Olle, M., Duchovskis, P. (2017). LED Lighting in Horticulture. In: Dutta Gupta, S. (eds) Light Emitting Diodes for Agriculture. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5807-3_7

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