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Signify to supply 1.8 hectares LED lighting to Alstroemeria grower Tesselaar


Eindhoven, Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that Dutch Alstroemeria grower and plant breeder, H.M. Tesselaar Alstroemeria’s, will move a total of 1.8 hectares of greenhouses to hybrid lighting with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. Using this hybrid system, the company aims to improve plant quality and increase winter production, while reducing energy costs by up to 50% compared to conventional lighting.

“We are seeing huge interest in LEDs from Alstroemeria growers in recent years,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “With LED lighting they can improve the quality of their crops by adding light with relatively little heat, and it gives them a cost-efficient way to expand their electrical capacity.”

 

The hybrid lighting system will be installed in an existing greenhouse and in a new greenhouse by Philips LED Horti partner Certhon according to the light plan designed by Signify’s horticulture specialists. In total 1.8 hectares of greenhouses will be equipped with a combination of 74-µmol/m2/s LED toplighting and 60-µmol m2/s of the existing HPS lighting. “With this combination, we can increase the lighting intensity and lighting hours required by our Alstroemerias, while maintaining acceptable heat levels. This should help us improve both the quality and yields for our crops year-round,” said Manager Melvin Tesselaar. 

Udo van Slooten

H.M. Tesselaar Alstroemeria’s will use a light recipe specially designed by Signify to support its growing strategy. Signify has invented specific light recipes for specific crops to help growers further enhance their crop predictability, quality and yields. Using a recipe, a grower can steer specific plant characteristics, including compactness, color intensity, branch development and flowering, to improve results. The company’s light recipe knowledge has been developed over many years of cooperation with growers, universities, and research sites to enhance growth.

 

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

For further information, please contact:


Signify Horticulture LED Solutions

Daniela Damoiseaux, Global Marcom Manager

Tel: +31 6 3154 2969

E-mail: daniela.damoiseaux@signify.com

 

Certhon
Wendy Meijer, Marketing Manager
Tel: +31 174 22 50 80
Email: wendy.meijer@certhon.com
www.certhon.com

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, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence 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.

About Certhon

 

Certhon is worldwide active as turn-key developer and technical installer of modern greenhouses and indoor farms. This established family company with 120 years’ experience in horticulture is based in The Netherlands and headquartered in Poeldijk. Their innovative focus enables them to fully integrate all systems for year-round, efficient and optimal production of food, flowers and many more, anywhere in the world.

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