Vertical Farming

Discover your vertical farming recipe for growth

Innovative farming technologies mean that plants can now be grown in indoor environments without sunlight. This cultivation process, known as vertical farming or city farming, is ideal for propagating young plants, cultivating full crops and growing healthier, pesticide-free crops. It maximizes production by using ground-breaking vertical farming lighting to light multiple layers of crops, achieving a higher yield with a smaller footprint.

With our extensive lighting know-how and plant expertise, Philips LED horticulture offers vertical farmers advice to successfully grow crops with LEDs. We also share tips on the most reliable techniques and LED vertical farming lighting products for growing crops indoors.

Benefits of vertical farming with Philips LED lighting

Predictable growth

Fresh produce all year round with no disease, climate or pesticide worries. 

Higher quality

Specific growth recipes for enhanced flavor, nutritional value and shelf life.

Higher yield

A controlled environment with less waste and short production cycles year around.

Vertical farming applications

Vertical farming or city farming techniques vary greatly in terms of the space, technology, and investment in time and money needed to set them up. These four different applications give you an idea of the benefits of vertical farming you can expect, depending on your goals.

Plant factory

Large-scale production, ideal for cultivating in a customized, closed indoor vertical farming environment of more than 2000 m².

Climate chamber

Climate rooms are for small-scale production, such as propagating young plants or researching the effects of light on a crop.

Warehouse farm

At less than 1000 m², a warehouse farm can be placed in an existing building or warehouse for small-scale city farming production.


For research purposes, standard, ready-to-use containers with 20 to 30 m² of growing surface are easy way to start and have a fast turnaround.

Our proven recipes for growth in vertical farming

Grow wise

GrowWise Center

At the Philips GrowWise Research Center, our experts study the conditions needed to optimize plant growth. This includes the effect that different types of vertical farming lighting, climate systems, nutrition, irrigation, sensors and data collection can have on plant health and quality. It enables us to develop growth recipes for vertical farmers that will produce specific characteristics and create healthier plants with higher yields.

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Vertical farming products

GreenPower LED production module

A vertical farming lighting module for multilayer cultivation of herbs and leafy greens. Includes the ideal light recipe for higher yield, better quality, higher propagation success rates and year-round production. A dynamic version allows you to individually adjust the LED colors and light intensities.

GrowWise Control System

This vertical farming lighting control system is an easy way to create and run custom light recipes to meet the needs of specific crops and improve quality and productivity. Suitable for use with the GreenPower LED production module Dynamic, the software can be controlled from a mobile device or climate computer.

GreenPower LED toplighting

Control both light and temperature separately to optimize light levels and gain more control of growing conditions. Shortens growth cycles and increases yield in greenhouses without glass. LED toplighting can shorten growth cycles, increase yields, and reduce energy.

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Vertical Farming World Congress 2023
London, 9-11 October

Essen, 23-26 January 

Fruit Logistica 
Berlin, 7-9 February 


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