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3 Reasons to Choose TCP Horticulture Lights

May 27, 2022

Reasons to Choose TCP Horticulture Lights

To keep indoor farms profitable, horticulturists must continually monitor the indoor growing environment. Temperature fluctuations and water supply issues can adversely affect plant health. But if lighting quality is poor within the space, growth potential is severely compromised. 

Effective indoor agriculture depends on an exceptional lighting system. For commercial horticulture lighting to be considered best-in-class, it must provide a well-balanced light spectrum, so plants can grow faster, taller, and denser. Scientific research has proven that certain light wavelengths within the visible color spectrum are essential for photosynthesis and healthy plant growth. 

For example, blue light keeps plants dense during growth stages. Red light promotes budding and flowering. And green light allows farmers to assess plant health without disrupting growth cycles. As scientific discoveries reveal how other light wavelengths influence plant growth, these new findings are leading to innovative breakthroughs in lighting technology.    

TCP’s science-backed LED grow lights are about to get even better. Their all-purpose growth spectrum, which includes a careful balance of blue, red and green light, will soon feature a far red wavelength range as well. 

What does far red light do for plants? Recent studies show that this often overlooked wavelength has the potential to boost plant growth when added to a full-spectrum light schedule. This is why TCP’s lighting experts are developing a grow light with the benefits of far red illumination. 

Why choose TCP’s far red grow light? Check out the following four advantages. TCP’s thoughtful features outshine the competition, allowing indoor growers to produce their biggest, most profitable yields to date.                  

Far Red in Horticulture Lights

Far red wavelengths are found between visible red light and infrared radiation. It was commonly thought that plants didn’t receive any benefit from far red photons, until recent scientific findings demonstrated otherwise. 

Dr. Shuyang Zhen and Dr. Bruce Bugbee conducted research in 2020 that showed far red’s potential to improve photosynthetic rate and increase plant biomass. They concluded that full-spectrum lighting supplemented with far red wavelengths benefitted a variety of plant species, including lettuce, corn, soybeans, and kale. Want to learn more about far red light? Check out this article.

TCP’s far red growth spectrum will be another wavelength added to the current full-spectrum range of blue, green, and red. As red wavelengths taper off, a boost of far red photons can potentially enhance plant growth and development. This exciting upgrade will give the HTM Series Horticulture Top Light another industry-leading advantage.           

Daisy Chain Ready Design

All HTM Series Horticulture Top Lights are designed for fast and simple installation. A quick-connect daisy-chain system allows indoor growers to easily attach units together for optimal effectiveness. This innovative design feature works flawlessly for even the most complex horticulture lighting applications.      

More Coverage For Plants

When indoor growers can quickly connect multiple LED fixtures, this means plants receive more of the full-spectrum wavelengths that help them thrive. Additional light coverage translates to extra profits. As crops absorb more light, they can maximize their growth potential and start flowering even faster. 

Easy to Replace and Maintain

Successful indoor farmers spend most of their time focusing on plant health, development and growth. They don’t have the time to spend unnecessary hours replacing and maintaining outdated grow lights. For this reason, in-the-know growers are replacing inefficient metal halide light systems with long-lasting, energy-efficient LED horticulture lighting. 

TCP’s HTM Series Top Lights are system rated for a long 50,000 hour lifespan. This significantly decreases maintenance, labor, and material costs over the life of the fixture. When fixtures eventually need replacement, the quick-connect feature makes it an easy, hassle-free process. 

TCP Horticulture Lighting

When new scientific knowledge impacts the lighting industry, you can count on TCP to be at the forefront of innovation and development. Our far red grow light is a prime example of this.

Adding far red wavelengths to our leading LED horticulture light made perfect sense. Far red light has been shown to increase plant growth when it properly supplements a full-spectrum indoor light schedule.

If the commercial horticulture industry can benefit from far red technology, we want to offer it as an option. Our far red HTM Series Top Light is almost ready! We’re taking orders now. 

Want to learn more about TCP’s commercial horticulture lighting? Click here for details.   

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