“It is important to note that incandescent bulbs are the least efficient – only converting 6.5% of the electric energy consumed to visible light, whereas high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps are able to convert 25% of the supplied electrical energy into visible light.” Incandescent bulbs are a popular choice for cultivation of cut-flowers by growers because they are easy to set up and cheap to purchase. A project is now ongoing with the objective to identify whether compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can be used as an alternate lighting source for the cut flower industry.

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