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Now we move on to artificial lighting for plants.
Christopher Benak, president and co-founder of ALD Green, had one brand-new model front and center.
“We bioengineered a light that is specifically designed for flowering plants, whether it’s tomatoes, peppers, cannabis,” said Benak. “We put on smart controls so that you can wake plants up with their circadian rhythms and put them to sleep similar to a day.
Just like humans get up with the sunrise and have the sunset to signal oncoming night, plants have their own circadian rhythms.
Rather than blasting sunlight at noon during the day, Benak said, the LEDs wake it up slowly and put it to sleep slowly during the day.