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The Super Emerson Effect

The Emerson Effect is the increase in the rate of photosynthesis after chloroplasts are exposed to light wavelengths of 670 nm (red light) and 700 nm (Infra Red). When exposed simultaneously to light of both wavelengths, the rate of photosynthesis is much greater than the sum of the red light and far red light effects.  This clearly demonstrates that the two photosystems, while processing different wavelengths, cooperate in photosynthesis.    

By adding the effect to our laser-diode light it boosts the effect by 15% to 20%.

Peak emmission wavelengths of different light sources
Our growing system improves profit earning capacity and gives substantial energy savings
Allows for additional layers of plants
LED lighting reduces the need for a room cooling system.  A 1,300 cubic foot space needs about 3,150w with LED (max power) instead of 42,000w with HPS lights.


What are the specific effects of the laser lights on cannabis? 

The complex cycle of gibberellic acid and cytokinin formation can only be promoted by monochromatic light (laser) and not by other light forms including polychromatic light (sunlight).  This cell elongation causes an increase in plant height and shoot and internodes increase which gives the plant more branches and umbels.  Gibberellic acid increase sugars which form essential oil through acetyl and mevalonic synthesis pathways, (increased oil production).

How is it possible that LED Lights designed by our engineer with a lot less wattage can equal the effect of 600 watts or a 1000 HPS bulb? 

Historical readings of between 800 and 1500 umol m-2 s-1 are required by growers of cannabis using conventional lighting like HPS.  As seen by measuring the usable light spectrum more than 86% of this light is in the green part of this spectrum and within the PAR meter reading, on its own this is flawed.  LED grow lights mostly try to reach the same PAR readings as the required historical readings and do this by producing as close as possible to full spectrum light.  This again is a waste of energy as most of this light spectrum falls within the green part of this spectrum.  In effect we only need between 10% and 15% of the energy required if only giving the plant the required usable light spectrum, together with laser enhancement and emerson effect.

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