- Research to result in improved light recipes for fruiting vegetables
- Philips GreenPower LED production module Dynamic + Philips GrowWise Control System can individually steer color and brightness
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) will deliver Philips GreenPower LED production modules Dynamic and the Philips GrowWise Control System to a new research department at the Innovatie en Demonstratiecentrum LED (Innovation and Demonstration Center LED, IDC-LED) of the Wageningen University & Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs in Bleiswijk to improve light recipes for fruiting vegetables. The department has been equipped for research on lighting for ascending crops, such as fruiting vegetables. The Philips GreenPower LED production modules Dynamic and the GrowWise Control System can be used to steer the brightness, colors of the light and exposure time separately. That is useful in order to test different lighting strategies and optimize light recipes for specific crops.
The IDC-LED has been in use for several years for dedicated research into grow light recipes for covered crops. So far, it has focused on crops with a low canopy, such as: cut flowers, potted plants, young fruiting vegetables and leafy greens.