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    Better crops

    Healthier planet

    Joroinen, Finland


    Famifarm in Finland was established by the Grotenfelt family and today the company grows lettuce and herbs. Quality and sustainability are key drivers. Famifarm wants to work ahead of the sustainability trend, to make its crops better for nature and for people.


    We can get
    better coloring

    and better structure with LEDs.”


    - Jorma Järvinen, Grower

    Jorma Järvinen

    Customer challenge


    Shelf life is very crucial because of the great distances in Finland, so Famifarm is always looking into ways to increase shelf life and improve the plants’ structure. Secondly, Famifarm wanted to find out how the red coloration of lettuce can be improved with the lower daylight levels in the winter. Thirdly, it can be a challenge to meet European limits for nitrate levels because the nitrate levels differ over the year as the light changes.


    The right lighting


    Based on their visits, Famifarm decided to partner up with Philips to install GreenPower LED toplighting with 200-210 μmol/m2/s on 1 hectare of its greenhouse. They especially appreciate the advice they get from Philips plant specialists who speak their language.

    The most important advantage of LED lighting for Famifarm is that it allows them to use the right light which benefits the plants most and at the same time saves energy, which is important for the future.

    On the quality side, it allows them to get better plants and better and faster growth. “When you add more light, you can get more growth, but we can also focus on a certain spectrum of the light to control certain characteristics compared to HPS light,” says Järvinen. This allows them to get a better structure for herbs, thicker leaves and tastier crops. A better structure also results in a better shelf life and will add benefits to the consumer.

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting


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

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    Lettuce and herbs


    Joroinen, Finland


    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting


    Better coloring
    Better structure
    Tastier herbs
    Better shelf life
    Energy savings

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