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Re: [APD] ligting (LED:s)
Absolutely possible to use LEDs to light up your plants. A
good mix will give you more bands of the spectrum. Expect
to use more energy, and therefore shed more heat than with
PCs or MHs yielding comparable light output.
The white ones will have a mix of red, green, and blue
light or else they would not appear white. Fluorescents
that use the cheaper calcium-halophoshate paint for the
fluoresceing medium are rather narrow-banded too - extra
heavy on green. The triphosphor, "sunlight," etc.
fluorescents have other phosphors to emit more light on
each side of the green band.
--- urville <urville at peoplepc_com> wrote:
> okay thats weird cause i saw a guy doing an experiement
> and they were as
> bright and grew plants as well as his pc light so... i'm
> unless he made it up or i'm missing an important
> S. Hieber wrote:
> >Well, the input energy is going somewhere and if is not
> >visible light, then it's heat (to make a crass
> >generalization. For X watts of input, LEDs will shed
> >energy as heat than a fluorescent or MH that operate at
> >same total input energy. LEDs are cool because they
> >at such low power. A bank of them that give off as much
> >light as say a mini-fluorescent such as in a cell phone
> >stereo display will give off more heat.
> >LEDs tend alos to emit light in narrow bands of the
> >spectrum. To get good results, you'd probalby need a few
> >different types. But you won't measure more light than
> >fluorescents for a given energy input unless your
> >measurements are wrong.
> >--- urville <urville at peoplepc_com> wrote:
> >>i meant wasted energy, they run very cool. i read an
> >>article about
> >>energy usage and how most everything will be led sooner
> >>or later.
> >>sorry... like i said i figure they arent useful for us
> >>yet, but they
> >>will be...
> >>hmmm are you the guy from APC? i swear he did an
> >>experiment and found
> >>they grew plants great on very little energy.
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