LED lighting can be designed to optimize the amount of useable light per space. It is easy to manipulate to allow only the light omitted from the fixture to be in the wavelength that stimulates photosynthesis. This equates to 400 to 700 nanometers which delivers the greatest yield per watt or amount of energy consumed.
The bioenergetics and regulation of anaerobic and aerobic metabolic pathways. Major topics include glycolysis, Kreb's cycle, fatty acid and amino acid oxidation, lipid biosynthesis and photosynthesis. Particular emphasis is given to pathway regulation and integration. Lecture three hours.
Many people wonder what the difference is between regular lighting and lighting that stimulates plant growth. Although many similar principles apply to general lighting and horticultural lighting, there are very distinct differences. General lighting is heavily biased towards the human vision response and is measured in Lumens. Lighting used to grow plants should be measured with metrics that rate the usefulness of the system to stimulate photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is when green plants convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and usable energy in the form of sugars.
II. Principles of Science
A. List the ecological levels of the hierarchy of matter.
B. List and describe the five physical characteristics of the biosphere which allow life to exist on Earth.
C. Describe the biomes east and west of Kansas City with respect to limiting factors and vegetation.
D. List the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
E. Compare and contrast photosynthesis and cell respiration.
F. State the Principle of Competitive Exclusion and the Law of Tolerances.
G. State the Law of Conservation of Matter and the two Laws of Thermodynamics.
H. Describe the application of the Law of Conservation of Matter and the two Laws of Thermodynamics to ecosystems.
I. Describe factors which lead to ecosystem stability.
J. Describe nutrient cycling and the specific of two cycles.