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Philips GreenPower LED toplighting chosen by Brookberries to produce strawberries earlier and year-round


Eindhoven, Netherlands –
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that Brookberries, one of the most innovative and market-oriented strawberry growers in the Netherlands, has chosen Philips GreenPower LED toplighting to move to an earlier crop and year-round production. With LED toplighting, Brookberries expects that part of its crop will be produced as much as 10 to 11 weeks earlier, resulting in higher prices.
“We are seeing that more and more strawberry growers realize that they can use LEDs to bring the harvest of strawberries forward,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “This gives them a head start over the competition and gives them a more predictable offer to their customers.”

Brookberries, run by Marcel Dings and Peter van den Eertwegh, is a member of the Fossa Eugenia growers’ association, which takes care of the sale and distribution of the strawberries. Brookberries chose to work with Signify because of the positive experience it had with its LED lighting technologies. The company gradually equipped all its locations with Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps from 2012 onwards. The move to the new technology was the next logical step given the suitability of LED grow lights to offer more predictability and earlier yields compared to non-lit greenhouses. Signify’s plant specialist and account manager proved invaluable in helping them to take this step forward.

 

“With the addition of LED toplighting we can now better steer our harvest times to provide our customers with fresh strawberries at the time that they would prefer to have them,” said Marcel Dings. “By aligning the crops grown in the new greenhouse with those grown in the existing greenhouse under Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps, we can supply our customers with strawberries for a much longer time.”

 

The installation at Brookberries involves long-term certified Philips Horti LED partners Agrolux and Codema B-E de Lier.

 

Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018.


For further information, please contact:

 

Philips Horticulture LED Solutions

Daniela Damoiseaux, Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify

Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69

E-mail:  daniela.damoiseaux@signify.com

www.philips.com/horti


About Signify

 

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, we have approximately 30,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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