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    Lucas Greenhouses  

    New Jersey, USA


    What began as an entrepreneurial dream of George and Louise Lucas for a small greenhouse operation has, 40 years later, grown to more than 1.7 million square feet of glass greenhouse space. Lucas Greenhouses grows and sells vegetative liners to growers all over the U.S., and finished plants to garden center/retailers in eastern U.S.

    toplights have enabled us
    to be ahead of schedule  

     

    for the season so they've removed that limiting factor, the thing that mother nature never gives you quite enough of in November, December, January“

     

    - Tom Gunther, Lead Grower of Propagation, Lucas Greenhouses

    Lucas Greenhouses
    Lucas Greenhouses

    The challenge

     

    With HID lights failing, Lucas Greenhouses explored options to provide sustainable and efficient light levels to their vegetative liners. 

     

    In 2016, Lucas installed a trial of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. The trial proved to be a success in that propagation time for some crops was reduced by up to one week, crops required less PGRs, and Lucas experienced more predictability in crop time.

    In 2016, Lucas installed a trial of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. The trial proved to be a success in that propagation time for some crops was reduced by up to one week, crops required less PGRs, and more predictability in crop time.A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para
    A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para

    Lucas Greenhouses switches on growth

     

    Lucas and Tom Gunther, Lead Grower of Propagation, pursued an expansion of their LED toplighting installation for the 2018/2019 growing season. By replacing HID lights with Philips LED grow lights, Lucas was able to light an area 40% larger without increasing power consumption. 

     

    The results Lucas experienced with the trial were replicated on a larger scale: 

    - Propagation time reduced by 10-20%

    - Reduced use of PGRs

    - Improved plant quality

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting


    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting opens up new opportunities for greenhouse growers to drive young plant propagation of liners as well as leafy greens, lettuces, high-wire food crops, and bio crops. Philips LED toplighting is the energy-efficient alternative to HPS.

     


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    Lucas Greenhouses 
    improves quality and speed of propagation

    The team

    Lucas Greenhouses

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    Fred C. Gloeckner

    Certified Horti Partner

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