LED lights can give a makeover to any place. Now just imagine what will happen when they are installed in a field full of crops. We are feasting our eyes on this 20,000-square-metre artwork with coloured lights over a field in Netherlands. The LED lights not only look good but also aid in sustainable agriculture by helping plants grow.
LED Lights Are Used To Grow Crops In Greenhouses
The vertical light is trailed across an enormous field of leek at Lelystad in the Netherlands. Did you know that LEDs are commonly used to grow crops in greenhouses in cities? However, now more of these LED lights are used in rural settings too. Netherlands Plans To Build World’s First 3D-Printed Houses.
UV Lights Can Reduce The Need For Pesticides
The scientists are also investigating if brief exposure to some wavelengths of UV light can reduce the need for pesticides. A specific UV light activates the defense system of plants and hence reduce the usage on crops. Spinach Can Now Send Emails & Social Media Users Can’t Wait To Receive Them.
Daan Roosegaarde, the designer behind the project had earlier turned a health hazard into a thing of beauty. They created a seven-metre-tall tower that sucks up polluted air and cleans it before converting the carbon into diamonds.
Sustainable agriculture is critical to ensuring food security for all and the UV light could also reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%.