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LED Lighting: A Viable Alternative for Increasing Greenhouse Efficiency
Over the years, a number of technologies have been introduced to improve farming methods. As unpredictable weather has become more prevalent and the risks of climate change have become more apparent, there has been increase in the popularity in the use of greenhouses in farming. This is because they allow farmers to grow different types of crops in a controlled environment all year-round.
In recent years, LED greenhouse lighting has been considered by many to be a promising solution when it comes to triggering plant growth and improving their nutritional value. While this technology has been around for some time, a large number of farmers are still unaware of its many benefits and as a result still use of high intensity discharge lights, which waste a lot of energy.
The Need for Energy Efficiency
Using LED lighting for greenhouses has increasingly become a popular choice among growers in recent years as there is now an increasing emphasis on using more energy efficient farming methods. When it comes to managing and operating greenhouses, energy is a major factor which is taken into consideration, due to its cost. The two most demanding factors requiring energy in greenhouses are temperature and lighting, both of which are used to promote the growth of plants. LED lighting technology has gained a reputation for the providing effective crop lighting whilst at the same time reducing energy consumption.
The Benefits of LED,
The most well-known benefit of LED greenhouse lighting is its energy efficiency, as it provides growers with all the benefits of traditional high intensity discharge lights, but uses 90% less energy. LED greenhouse lighting therefore promotes environmental sustainability. Additionally, LEDs for greenhouses are also beneficial because it is proven to boost production in light intensive crops, such as tomatoes and corn. LED greenhouse lighting is therefore be excellent alternative to grow lights. Further benefits of LED lighting include the ability modify wavelengths, increased longevity, compact size leading to more flexibility, a reduced need for watering of crops, the ability to provide a stable temperature and less heat stress on plants.
CO2 is one of the purest methods of production available for the food and drinks markets of today. IGC, as an independent company, offers very affordable pricing for your business. With over 25 years of experience we have solutions for your business at every stage of your production, manufacture and retail processes. The high quality storage and supply services from IGC means that your business can operate in the most profitable and efficient way possible.
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Vessel manufactures construct pressure vessels under various codes, IGC Engineering are flexible and can accommodate the design to suit the clients requirement, the most popular is Pressure Equipment Directive (Directive 97/23/EC) (PED). IGC also deal with ASME – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the United States and work under BCGA recommendations in the United Kingdom. Each association works with suppliers of pressure vessels through a dialog with government agencies.
In addition we as company comply with the Health and Safety Executive to promote the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), this ensures both customer and operatives are working with in UK laws, and more importantly are confident in knowing safety and security is at the forefront of the design and manufacture.