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    Delicious tomatoes

    with 100% LED

    APS Salads,
    Isle of Wight,
    United Kingdom

     

    Our customers don’t just want British tomatoes in the summer, they also want them in the winter.

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    We are growing 
    phenomenal

    tomatoes right through the winter that taste as good as mid-summer ones.”


    - Phil Pearson, Group Development Director, APS Salads

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    The challenge

     

    Moving to year-round production of tomatoes presents a number of challenges. Pearson: “With the hybrid HPS/LED system, we couldn’t achieve consistent crops at an affordable cost, and we were also producing too much heat via HPS lighting in the winter.”

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    The right lighting

     

    “The goal of APS Salads was to use 100% LED lighting, LED toplighting and LED interlighting, in order to:
     

    • Produce a constant high level of quality tomatoes
    • Improve crop consistency
    • Improve climate control in the greenhouse

     

    “With the LEDs we can better control the crop balance because we have total control over the heating and lighting. It’s much easier to manage the temperature within the LED crop. We also have more flexibility in when we plant, because we can now apply high light levels even when the outside temperatures are high”, says Pearson. 

     

    “All my customers are fighting for my tomatoes – that’s how good the crop is,” concludes Pearson.

    Philips greenpower LED interlighting

    Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

     

    The interlighting module is a bi-directional lighting module for interlighting in between tall plants e.g. tomatoes.

     

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    Philips greenpower LED toplighting

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

     

    Philips is introducing an LED-based toplighting solution for greenhouse growers, easy to install and no need for water cooling systems.

     

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    Impressed with the results

    Facts

    Segment

    Vegetables

     

    Crop

    Tomatoes

     

    Location

    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

     

    Solution

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

    & Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

     

    Results

    Delicious tasting tomatoes

    Year-round production

    Consistent quality

    Longer shelf life 

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