Scheers has been a Philips customer for ten years. In the summer of 2015, Philips Key Accountmanager Wim Steeghs proposed doing a small trial with LEDs. “After a few discussions it was clear to us that we should increase the size of this trial to the entire greenhouse of 1.5 hectares,” says Scheers. “If you want to do a trial, you have to do it right.”
The nursery purchased a new lighting installation consisting of two lines of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. The capacity of the new lighting system is over one-and-a-half times higher than the old system. Despite this, much less heat is produced. Scheers can use the LEDs and HPS lights separately from each other.
When just the LEDs are on, there is 50% less heat produced compared to the old system. Scheers expects that he can turn on the lights for 500 to 750 hours more per year thanks to the ‘cool’ advantages of the LED toplighting. By installing this system, Scheers has not had to adapt the power supply of the company.