Plants need light for two primary reasons. First, light influences plant growth through the process of photosynthesis. Secondly, light affects seed germination and flowering. As a result, supplemental lighting is sometimes used to control the length of day in order to manipulate the flowering of certain plants.
Plant growth can also be influenced through the addition of supplemental lighting in order to increase photosynthesis and therefore increase plant growth. The key to successfully using supplemental lighting in the greenhouse starts with determining what your goal is, determining the best type of light to allow you to pursue that purpose and then building a custom lighting plan that will provide you with the quality and quantity of light necessary to meet that goal.
Our GTS staff is available to assist you in determining the right type of supplemental lighting for your greenhouse. So whether your goal is to influence plant growth rates, germination rates or influence flowering, we can work with our lighting partners to ensure that you get the right type of lighting and the right design at a competitive price.