The brothers had kept track of the developments in LEDtechnology. But before making a decision about buyinga new installation they talked to Philips’ plant specialistand Horti LED Partner Agrolux. During these talks boththe energy balance and the economic calculation of theold installation were examined.
When Wimceco installed the lighting in the autumn of 2015, it became the first rose nursery in Europe to usehybrid lighting in rose cultivation. “We’ve noticed thatthe crop grows better and is of higher quality,” Danny tells us. “The main reason for this is the increase in thelight level.” The brothers have also noticed that thanksto the LEDs they are able to keep the temperature inthe greenhouse under control.
“The hybrid installationallows us to control the climate much better than previously. In situations with a low winter sun, wherethe greenhouse warms up but does not receive enoughradiation, we can still add extra LED light. This preventsthe greenhouse from becoming unnecessarily hot."