Daily Light Integral (DLI) | Noun

/ˈdālē līt ˈin(t)əɡrəl/

  1. Daily Light Integral (DLI) is that the range of particles, also known as photons, which are obtained during a 24-hour time period in 1 location. Plants need photons for photosynthesis, the process of converting light and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar so the plant can grow and survive. Most crops, for example cannabis require an ordinary DLI of 4-6 molam-2ad-1. Cannabis plants are thought to be short-day plants, so that they blossom once the night surpasses the daylight hours. Despite having a longer duration of dim to spur flowering, cannabis plants also need sufficient DLI for expansion.