The influence of the LED light spectrum on the growth and nutrient uptake of hydroponically grown lettuce

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkeli



  • Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland


Along with the high energy-efficiency potential, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting provides the possibility for spectrum control. Our study presents the original data on the influence of LED light spectrum quality on the growth and macro- and micro-nutrient uptake of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. cv. Frillice) plants cultivated in indoor conditions and without daylight. Four LED light spectral combinations were investigated using conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting as a control. In general, the LED light spectra were more favourable than the HPS light spectrum for promoting the growth and nutrient uptake of plants. In particular, the light spectrum provided by the combination of the far-red, deep-red and blue LEDs had the highest growth and nutrient uptake indices. This spectral combination particularly enhanced the uptake of potassium, calcium and magnesium in comparison to control plants grown under conventional HPS lamps. The uptake of iron and zinc were significantly influenced by the spectral changes of the red and blue light.


JulkaisuLighting Research and Technology
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä2016
TilaJulkaistu - 1 marraskuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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