Plant growth and reproduction are driven by photosynthetically-active radiation (PAR), which occurs at wavelengths between 400 and 700 nanometers. This interval covers three distinct “color” bands of light, and modifying the intensity of these red, blue, green wavelengths, and additional near-UV (380-400 nm) and far-red (700-780 nm) bands can provide control over a variety of plant characteristics.
The precision linear image sensor of the LI-180 captures intensity and composition of these five wavebands at the single-nanometer level with a single click.
Optimize the composition of your supplemental lighting and track your spectrometer data over time for long-term validation of your lights and lighting strategy. Monitor degradation of your custom lighting system and plan for seasonal changes or upgrades.