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Why use asymmetrical optics when growing tomatoes?

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    Why asymmetrical optics in tomato cultivation? We know that tomatoes (and with them many other crops) are grown in rows, equidistant from each other and with precise provisions to facilitate their cultivation, maintenance and harvest.

    In winter crops, even at different latitudes, lamps are often used to stimulate their maturation and especially their flavor (development of carotenoids). The lamps and with them we are now talking only about LED lamps, not for our professional deformation, but for now obvious reasons of energy consumption, they must try to be as efficient as possible.

    Efficient, in this context, means giving more micromoles with lower energy consumption.

    Tomatoes grow lush and rich in flavor if they receive a lot of micromoles but are we sure they get them? Unfortunately, these often do not coincide with the micromolts of the lamp. The use of narrow or asymmetrical optics allows the lamp to concentrate most of the micromoles only on the crop. If these optics are not used, many microloles are lost, in the sky, around the greenhouse, on the ground (between one row and another).

    Not only the narrow optics also manage to put light (and therefore micromoles) in the middle of the row (recalling the old interlighting) where natural light does not reach.

    Lux LEDlighting uses ultraclear silicone optics in the STL H line to channel and amplify the micromoles all to the plant, from the head to the deepest leaves.

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