Agro-Inwest asked several companies to bid on the project and chose global leader Philips Lighting for the LED installation. “It is very important for us that Philips, having gained extensive experience, provides full technical and agricultural support. LEDs will of course require additional investment, but if the yield increases significantly, the project pay-off period will be the originally planned 6-7 years.”
The installation work was carried out in 2017 under the supervision of Philips Lighting’s technical experts, who regularly visited the facility. The installation consists of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting. But even after installation, Philips Lighting will provide full agricultural support for the project. Meshkova: “For us Philips Lighting is an example of genuine teamwork.”
LEDs will enable year-round growing, help boost yields - especially in winter - and will save 50 percent on energy costs compared to conventional high-pressure sodium lighting.