Definitions for "Photosynthetically active radiation"
Wavelengths of radiation (mostly reds and some blues and yellows) used by plants for photosynthesis (production of sugars).
the quantity of visible wavelength light in the 400-700nm range whose energy is available for photosynthesis
Light in a specific wavelength range that is useable by plants for photosynthesis. This light range is from 400nm-700nm, and is part of the visible light spectrum. While receiving light in this range, plants are most efficient in their production of energy through photosynthesis.