Light Diffusion

Definition - What does Light Diffusion mean?

In greenhouse growing, light diffusion is used to nourish and protect plants while protecting them from diseases and various types of damages. Without proper light diffusion, the plants risk getting burned. Inadequate light diffusion also drains the plants of their nutrients. According to greenhouse growers, the material used to reflect light should preferably be white in order to create a softer light diffusion.

MaximumYield explains Light Diffusion

White light diffusers are also ideal since they do not alter the color spectrum of natural light, which consequently offers adequate protection to the plants. When setting up a greenhouse, it is important to properly assess your light diffusion in order to ensure that the plants are receiving just the right amount of light. Therefore, look for any harsh light or shadows and adjust the diffusers accordingly.

The plants’ general health can also be used as an indicator to check for adequate light diffusion. It is recommended to keep an eye out for diseased plants that display wider leaf spacing, fewer buds, and lanky stems. In addition, plants that lean towards light sources normally indicate that the light diffusion is too weak. On the other hands, plants that display a faded coloring with a dried-out look are probably being burned from an excess of incoming light.

According to experts, proper light diffusion reflects a warm and natural-looking tone. Different tones usually indicate that the light diffusion has been compromised by a non-white material and this could potentially affect the plant’s growth.

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