- Market leader Signify provides the Agrokultura Group greenhouses with Philips LED grow lights
- Improved tomato yields in greenhouse by almost 24%
- Saved energy and reduced operational costs
Moscow, Russia – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has implemented a pilot project at the greenhouses of Agrokultura Group, LLC, installed by horti LED partner Svetogor. According to the results from the trial period, the combination of HPS and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting has increased tomato yields by almost 24% during the winter period.
The Agrokultura Group is located in the Moscow region and is one of the largest suppliers of greenhouse vegetables. The company has 80 hectares of greenhouses, all equipped with HPS lighting. Signify has equipped 1 hectare of these greenhouses with a hybrid system based on Philips 1000W HPS lamps and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting. The goal of this trial was to compare yields using different lighting solutions. In the last two years, the combination of LED interlighting and HPS has increased yields in Confetto tomatoes by 18% per year, and the yields were increased by almost a quarter (+24%) during the period of highest demand - from November to early March. At the same time, energy savings were achieved: the same amount of light generated by HPS consumes over 40% more electricity. Also, LED interlighting proved 50% more efficient than HPS.