A Dutch designer has developed light technologies that can assist plants in growing more quickly and efficiently.
Daan Roosegaarde, the owner of Studio Roosegaarde, created the magnificent project GROW, which combines art and technology in urban areas.
So, how does it function? Roosegaarde shines dramatically throughout a 20,000 sq m plot of grassland in Lelystad, Netherlands, using design-based “light recipes.”
To the human eye, mixing red, blue, and ultraviolet lights seems like a large artwork generating “dancing lights.” They illuminate a vast field of leeks, the vegetable used to test the idea.
The leeks appear much like any other crop field during the daytime, but they turn into a multicoloured light show at night.
According to him, the technique can promote plant growth and minimize the necessity for pesticides by up to 50%.
The Dutch light designer discovered that a specific light formula would facilitate crop development more effectively by prolonging the hours of sunshine they are subjected to by collaborating with photo & plant biologists.
GROW, a video by Roosegaarde illustrates the remarkable lightscapes and how they benefit both people and plants.
“By redefining the landscape as a culturally rich artwork, it provides a different meaning to the name agri-culture,” he argues.
“GROW is a dream world demonstrating light’s splendour and the importance of preservation. Not as a utopian, but as a protopian that improves gradually.”
Professor/Doctor Jason Wargent, serving as a Chief Science Officer at BioLumic and a world leader in plant photobiology, collaborated with him on the initiative, which he describes as “captivating” and claims backed up by scientific study.