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    GreenQ/ Improvement Center
    The Netherlands  

     

    Find out how GreenQ Improvement Center is growing tomatoes more efficiently with LED greenhouse lighting.

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    A closer look on the greenhouse lighting solutions of Philips Lighting in place and working at GreenQ

    The LED light was 30 to 40 percent
    more efficient

    than if we had used extra SON-T lamps.”

     

    - Robert Zwinkels, Grower, GreenQ Improvement Centre

     

    Customer challenge


    GreenQ Improvement centre is moving horticulture forward. This modern greenhouse complex develops, tests, and demonstrates new cultivation techniques, before spreading them worldwide. Looking to improve tomato cultivation, the company put LED interlighting to the test.
    Find this grower in the world.

    The right lighting

     

    GreenQ Improvement center is no stranger to LED. The previous year it had demonstrated that when mixed with traditional lighting, the energy from LED interlighting is converted more efficiently by the plant. This year, LED greenhouse lighting would be used in conjunction with conventional SON-T lamps. The aim was to harvest 79 kg of tomatoes per m2 with an energy reduction of 30%. Larger row spacing was used to provide more light to the crop and eliminate the shading effect.

     

    The trial yielded promising results. Lighting the lowest leaves had a positive effect on coarseness and production of tomatoes. By distributing LED light to the lower part of the crop, the plants are able to absorb more energy.

     

    Grower Robert Zwinkels has for the past two years been involved in the LED tests in the Improvement Centre. As far as he is concerned, the LEDs have proved their value. “The results have pleasantly surprised me. The LED light was used 30 to 40 percent more efficiently than if we had used extra SON-T lamps. That resulted in quite a few extra kilos.” Because of their low heat emission, the LED plant growing lights can be placed near the bottom of the plants – exactly where light is needed the most.

    Delighting growers
    with LED

    The team

    GreenQ/Improvement Centre

    Grower

    Certhon

    Philips Horti LED partner

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