Learn how environment efficient lighting helps plants grow and reduces energy use for business and communities in Australia and around the world.

July 26, 2016
LED Lighting and Plant Growth

How LEDs can enable plant growth

Light is critical for plant growth. Through a process called photosynthesis, plants absorb light and use that to convert water and carbon dioxide into glucose, which is used later on as energy for other cellular processes. The sun is the best known source of light for plant growth. But beginning around the year 1860, it was found that artificial lighting can also provide plants the needed light in order for them to grow. This led to the development of what is known today as grow light, which made use of conventional electric lighting types such as high-intensity discharge lights, plasma […]
April 20, 2016
environmental efficiency of LEDs

The Environmental Efficiency of LEDs

Lighting has been around for ages, needed for all kinds of human activity. It has come in different forms in different eras of human history, beginning with fire from the prehistoric times, to electric lighting which has become the standard form of lighting today. Incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) currently dominate the electric lighting market and is widely used by households and businesses alike. But with calls for greener alternatives becoming ever louder, people are now turning to lighting that’s environmentally efficient. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) possess a lot of environmentally friendly characteristics that place it ahead of […]