After only one season of trials, optimum results had been achieved and the decision was made to invest in Philips GreenPower LED lighting for the entire Poinsettia production. The existing 150 watt bulbs were replaced with 17 watt Philips GreenPower LED bulbs. As the GreenPower bulbs have regular fittings, there was no need to change anything in the lighting set-up.
The lower energy consumption of the Philips GreenPower LED lights allows better control of the day length manipulation cycles, because the lights can be switched on without having to take other lighting programs into account. The entire system can now be operational all at once without this affecting the voltage or the performance of other parts of the farm. This results in an improvement in quality.
Through LEDs Eddy is now consistently producing more uniform and stronger plants, which has led to higher success rates in rooting.