Solid State Lighting (SSL) such as LED illumination has a very useful and practical application in garden cultivation and management. LESA research in horticulture lighting is focused on optimizing and regulating plant growth through remote sensing of plant signals to automate the spatial, spectral and temporal characteristics of the light environment. Light is a requirement for photosynthesis and provides information to plants that tell them how to metabolize and develop to maintain photostasis in changing environments. By controlling the light spectrum with the right light recipe, plant physiology can be altered to increase growth rates, nutritional value or crop yield. With the guidance of renowned plant physiologist Tessa Pocock LESA is exploring new applications of advanced lighting enabled systems in horticulture to aid in farming and pharming.