In October 2014 the tomato grower had 6,600 PhilipsGreenPower LED interlighting modules installed in thearea with HPS lighting. Each row hangs at the height ofthe fourth truss and has a capacity of 55 μmol/m2/s.The modules are raised every week as the plants grow.
Coghe is impressed with the first results from the LED interlighting. “The quality of the fruit is impressive,” he says. “The tomatoes are more consistent and the green parts are heavier, but the most striking difference is the taste which is clearly better.” This is true for all three varieties they grow.
“Ideally I would like to increase the production even more, but I think I need a few more years of experience to do that.We want to differentiate ourselves by the quality we deliver and we hope that that is worth a slightly higher price,” Coghe says.