versão impressa ISSN 0100-6916
ROSSI, Luiz A.; DAVID, Eduardo; SARUBBI, Juliana e PAGLIARDI, Odail. Technical and economical viability of distinct illumination technologies applied to photoperiod induction in chrysanthemum production. Eng. Agríc. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.5, pp. 811-818. ISSN 0100-6916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69162010000500004.
Physiological characteristics of chrysanthemum nurseries require extra light supply to prevent buds production. That extra illumination is carried during night period. This research aimed to analyze the technical and economical viability associated to the substitution of conventional incandescent lamps used by the producers to discharge lamps to induce photoperiod, aiming electricity cost reduction in protected environment. Discharge lamps are more efficient, exhibit lower consumption and longer life when compared to the incandescent ones. The results of the analysis allow concluding that the yellow fluorescent compact integrated 23 W lamp turned to be technical and economically viable for the proposed substitution.
Palavras-chave : energy efficiency; artificial lighting; rural energy; photoperiod induction.