Philips LED Horti Partner Light4Food helped BASF gain experience using LEDs to grow lettuce in its greenhouse. The first results were promising, so BASF decided to equip the entire greenhouse with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting, which produces a light intensity of 110 µmol/m2/s. A light intensity that corresponds with the light level of BASF's customers.
Does: “We are always looking for more efficient ways to improve our breeding process so we can bring improved varieties to the market as fast as possible. With the LED lighting solution we are able to screen more varieties per season, which accelerates the process of finding the right varieties.
Before we used LEDs in this greenhouse, we could only do one round of crops in the winter, which took 12 to 13 weeks. Now we can cut that growing time in half."