Hydroponics & Advanced Grow Lighting & Sensing Systems.
Hydroponics is the art and science of growing plants without soil. Hydroponics is an agricultural method that uses nutrient-rich water rather than soil to nourish and grow plants. Plants are grown without having to be immersed in soil or water. Hydroponics may be used where soilborne diseases may be transmitted to humans from soil-grown crops. Hydroponics is proved to have several advantages over soil gardening.
Hydroponics and the effects on plants.
Plants will uptake more vitamins and minerals, as the growing process is enhanced with Grow Lights, making the plants healthier and providing for massive yields.
Plants start from either cuttings or seeds, and are then suspended mid-air in a growing chamber. Plants are suspended in a dark enclosure or irrigation system, where nutrient-rich solutions are sprayed on the roots at certain intervals. Plants are placed in holes in the chamber raft and the roots dangle freely in water.
Plants are started in peat pellets in trays outside of the system. Plants can also grow at higher density, that makes a system more profitable. Grow lights can be efficiently used to grow crops and vegetables and produce higher yields even if they are out of season. Grow lights are also great for plants that don’t require heat to grow, because LED Grow Lights can especially provide greater Light Output where the heat output is low.
Plants are autotrophs, meaning they create their own food without consuming other plants. Hydroponics is also known as the culture of plants in nutrient solutions. Plants are similarly suspended, with the roots below in a closed, dark growing chamber.
Plants are anchored in holes, atop a panel of polystyrene foam. In hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics plants grow at a higher density, helping make a system become more profitable.
Advanced Grow Lighting & Sensing System Features from Lumens³®; a Lighting & Sensing Systems Subsidiary of Uriel Corporation®.
Plants that touch a fixture catch fire, so consider using Uriel Corporation’s Grow Lighting Systems that have an automatic winch system to adjust the height of your grow lights. Grow lights are the best support for indoor plants and gardening.
Uriel Corporation’s Grow Light Systems have great advantages over other systems on the market. One of the many unique features of Uriel’s Systems include a sensor-operated automated winch that automatically detects plant growth. When the sensor detects plant growth, the sensor activates and raises the luminaire via the automated winch as plants grow. This allows the system to provide light to plants as close as possible without burning them. This produces the greatest photosynthetic effect.
Providing Higher Light Output upon plants, of course, allows growers to accelerate the growing process for more aggressive budding and vegetative growth. Uriel Systems also allow Growers to receive automated sensor reports from their hydroponics operations.
Sensor reports include but are not limited to:
- CO2 and oxygen levels,
- air quality,
- leaf color,
- fruit color,
- nutrient levels,
- water levels,
- pH levels,
- bacteria, and
- a host of other variables.
This allows Growers to engage in botanical research and to automatically or manually control external devices. External device control is accomplished through smart settings controlled by computer or through smartphones.
Examples of some external devices include the control of:
- oxygen and CO2 levels,
- nutrient dosage injectors,
- fertigation systems,
- air quality control systems,
- systems that monitor the health of plants,
- other devices.
Wavelength Control Features of Uriel Corporation’s Advanced Grow Lighting & Sensing Systems.
Other advantages of Uriel Grow Lights include programmable options. Uriel Systems have the advanced capability to deliver the exact wavelength of light required to provide a specific Light Recipe Cocktail for advanced budding and vegetative growth. These wavelengths can be adjusted for different plants. Uriel Systems further include smart controls and logic to allow control over sleep cycles to let plants rest in their desired dark cycles.
The wavelength can be changed as desired depending on what you are growing to produce different intended photosynthetic effects. This allows Growers and researchers to get better control and data for botanical research. Further, this allows growers to better control plant environments to provide light geared to specific species of plant life.
Uriel’s Sunrise/Sunset Functionality.
Uriel Systems also allow Growers to Provide Sunrise and Sunset control over the lighting process. This unique technology serves to not shock plants into photosynthesis from their sleep cycle.
Instead, with Uriel’s Sunrise Functionality, plants are fed light with slowly increasing brightness instead of blasting plants with the full brightness of 150,000 lumens all at once. Uriel’s Sunset Functionality works in reverse where light and brightness is diminished progressively to slowly get plants to go gently into their photosynthetic cycles or sleep cycles.
Uriel’s Sunrise Functionality works by automatically and progressively increasing LED Brightness at a rate that can be programmed to put plants gently into their photosynthetic mode. Conversely, Uriel’s Sunset functionality slowly and progressively dims the Grow Light LEDs at a programmable rate to put plants gently into their Sleep Cycles.
Uriel’s Sunrise/Sunset functionality works to put plants in their photosynthetic and sleep cycles without shocking them with full light intensity and by not immediately depriving plants of light. Uriel does not shock plants to blast them with light or to put them in total darkness immediately. Uriel’s Sunrise/Sunset Functionality mimics nature to deliver the healthiest modes of operation to activate photosynthesis and sleep cycles in plants as nature does.
Uriel’s Systems also provide the most light with the added advantage of the huge energy savings since they utilize LED Light Sources. Typically, Uriel’s Grow Lights can save Growers a whopping 75% in energy savings compared to Grow Lights using Sodium Vapor and Metal Halide Grow Lights.
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