Spring Meeting 2018
LED Lighting in Lincoln
LED Lighting for AVs and Gesneriads
Scott Evans from the Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society presented on the science of light for AVs and gesneriads at MVAVC's spring meeting on June 11, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Scott has been experimenting with LED strip lighting as well as LED tube lights available as fluorescent tube replacements for some time.
LEDs tend to be brighter than fluorescent tube lighting
Less time with "lights on" is ordinarily needed for African violets which are plants with low-light requirements
Close monitoring of plants after beginning the use of LED lighting is needed to avoid the side effects of too much light.