Technology: Led lights allow the acceleration in plant growth up to 25%

After a decade of "trial and error", a group of Chilean and Australian scientists can finally demonstrate that LED lights have a certain capacity to accelerate up to 25% the growth of plants since the first stage of their development begins.

According to the study, whose final stage took place during the last 12 months in Chilean soil, the theory of Pure Science was verified, a group of master minds who lead the project and who worked with species such as blueberries, cherry trees, walnuts, the pines, eucalyptus, among other types of trees.

“Chile is becoming a regional power in the production of high-quality plants and we want to collaborate so that this is maintained over time. We believe that this technology can be the basis for future developments in this line”, argued Juan Pablo Risopatrón, director of the research.

According to the details provided by the specialist, the crop in which they work now has very small seedlings where a large variety of plants are stored, which are arranged on large shelves, where the LED light connections are installed.

Risopatrón explained that the system is so sophisticated that it is possible to control these lights through a remote system that works with regular computers. He also stressed that they have tentatively named the project "ParaLed".

He said that this work already works in 20 Chilean nurseries, and that in the first instance they have been able to observe that not only the growth of the plants is accelerated, but that the energy efficiency exceeds the 70%, when compared with other alternatives of lighting and used. "It is a way to increase the quality of the plants, while reducing the direct emission of heat up to 90%," said Juan Pablo Risopatrón.

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