Excellent results

and outstanding benefits


excellent results and outstanding benefits
excellent results and outstanding benefits

Beijing IEDA Protected Horticulture,


Beijing IEDA Protected Horticulture Co., Ltd. is a high-tech agricultural company working with the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS).

Philips’ LED
lighting solutions

and unique ‘light recipe’ approachcan deliver the ideal lighting for city farm set-ups"


- Beijing IEDA Protected Horticulture Co., Ltd

The challenge


All-year-round production of plants in plant factories is achieved by means of precise control and monitoring of the environment and plant growth. The latter requires high-quality artificial lighting. If initial trials with strawberries and lettuce are successful, it will mean that these plant factories can be located wherever they are required in order to supply local markets.

The right lighting


Initially, non-LED lighting solutions were widely used as the main light source for indoor cultivation. However, their high levels of heat emission and energy consumption proved to be a major disadvantage. In order to apply the best possible LED lighting solutions for the propagation and production of fruit, vegetables and flowering plants in the plant factory set-up. With LED lighting it is possible to fine-tune the growth light – i.e. the spectral output – so that the optimum light recipe can be applied at every stage of a crop’s growth. This capability, together with effective heat management and energy efficiency, opens up tremendous opportunities for the development of a plant factory. The first test set-up with lettuce shows a marked improvement in the quality of the lettuce - more robust plants and better root formation.


IEDA is already very pleased with the low energy consumption of the LED production modules and their incredible performance in terms of heat management.

Philips GreenPower LED production module


The production module is developed for multilayer cultivation in conditioned environments with little or no daylight.


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The optimum

light recipe

The Team

Beijing IEDA Protected Horticulture Co., Ltd.



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