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High-quality cuttings and
energy savings

Florensis
Naivasha, Kenya

 

The farm in Kenya has developed rapidly. The modern production facilities here are used to produce cuttings for the farm’s range of bedding plants, including Pelargonium and Poinsettia.

Eddy Verbeek

In addition to the
energy savings

we have reduced our impact on the environment, creating a real win-win situation!”

 

- Eddy Verbeek, General Manager Florensis

Bedding plants Florensis

Customer challenge

 

Florensis Kenya wanted to improve the internal quality of its cuttings whilst at the same time reducing its carbon footprint. Various Poinsettia varieties are sensitive to the day length, which makes the lighting conditions and light spectrum vital for ensuring the best quality. 

Florensis

The right lighting

 

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.

Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp

Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp

 

The flowering lamp is the alternative for extending day length for plants that are sensitive to the photoperiod.
 

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A real
win-win situation

Facts

Sector

Floriculture

Crop

Bedding plants, Pelargonium and Poinsettia

Location

Naivasha, Kenya

Solution

Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp

Results

Better plant quality and substantial energy savings

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