Gallery: Tomatoes Blasted with LED Lights Have 50 Percent More Vitamin ...

 

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We all know LED lights help us save energy, but did you know that they could also help us to fight colds? Researchers at Wageningen UR, in a partnership with Philips Lighting, have put LED modules to the test, blasting bursts of light on tomato plants. Amazingly, the tomatoes that received a boost of light from LEDs contained twice as much vitamin C, with only a quarter of the light intensity from a naturally sunny day.

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  1. Jimos May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    OK so this has nothing to do with LED lighting but that they got more light than what they normally would outdoors.

  2. UncleRice May 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Ok, exactly what LEDs did they use, how many, and where can I buy them? Try being a little more informative.

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