July 2, 2015
Eindhoven – We are introducing the new GreenPower LED toplighting range extension and a brand new design for the North American market at Cultivate’ 15 . GreenPower LED toplighting is now one-and-a-half times more efficient converting electricity to light (up to 2.7 μmol/Joule) than any HPS system on the market. LED toplighting produces significantly less radiation heat than conventional HPS lamps, so growers can adjust light and temperature more independently. This allows the grower to grow better crops, faster, year-round and control the greenhouse climate more precisely.
- Increased yields - growers can now provide their crops with the optimum light level they need thanks to lower radiation heat
- Improved plant quality – by giving each plant the right light spectrum for optimal growth and development
- Reduced operational costs – up to 42% energy savings compared to high pressure sodium (HPS) lighting, low installation costs and maintenance costs
Udo van Slooten, General Manager of Philips Horticulture LED Solutions adds, “This is an important step in making LED lighting systems 100% suitable to grow crops ranging from high-wire crops and leafy greens to cut flowers, pot and bedding plants. We have seen incredible results also in propagation by significantly improving quality as well as faster rooting and more compact growth. Light is no longer the restricting factor in growing as now the plant can receive the exact light level that it needs.”
“We have designed our GreenPower LED toplighting product to meet the stringent requirements of Underwriters Laboratories and CSA, and have submitted them for certification with these authorities”, says Ron DeKok, Philips Horticulture LED North America Business Development Director. “Growers across the globe are increasingly turning to LED lighting systems to extend their growing season, improve plant quality, and reduce energy. The introduction of our new toplight range will pave the way for growers in the US and Canada to push their greenhouse operations to the next level with most innovative LED lighting technologies,” added DeKok.