Based on their visits, Famifarm decided to partner up with Philips to install GreenPower LED toplighting with 200-210 μmol/m2/s on 1 hectare of its greenhouse. They especially appreciate the advice they get from Philips plant specialists who speak their language.
The most important advantage of LED lighting for Famifarm is that it allows them to use the right light which benefits the plants most and at the same time saves energy, which is important for the future.
On the quality side, it allows them to get better plants and better and faster growth. “When you add more light, you can get more growth, but we can also focus on a certain spectrum of the light to control certain characteristics compared to HPS light,” says Järvinen. This allows them to get a better structure for herbs, thicker leaves and tastier crops. A better structure also results in a better shelf life and will add benefits to the consumer.