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    Albuna Farms chooses Philips LED interlighting from Signify to grow cucumbers through the winter

     
    December 1, 2020
     
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that Albuna Farms, a leading cucumber producer in Canada, has chosen to install Philips GreenPower LED interlighting to grow lights in its greenhouse in Ruthven, Ontario. During the first phase of the project ,Philips GreenPower LED interlighting grow lights will be installed on 4.7 hectares in their greenhouse. Albuna Farms expects the new system to provide a consistent and economical way to grow and harvest mini cucumbers throughout the winter months using the canopy lighting solution, while decreasing energy consumption by 50% compared to conventional lighting systems.

    Albuna Farms, owned by Henry Teichroeb, had previously installed Philips LED toplighting on more than 2,100 square metres of strawberry crops, and already knew the value of Philips horticulture LED lighting. The use of Philips LED grow lights, moreover, supports the goals of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Save on Energy Program by reducing the grower’s energy consumption by up to 50% and thus reducing the electrical infrastructure demand in the region.

     

    “We were already very impressed with the results of the Philips LED grow lights used for our strawberry crops. After we visited Signify’s exclusive cucumber customer community event in Europe last year, we were convinced that the LED interlighting would also be beneficial for our cucumber crops,” said John Klassen, Head Grower at Albuna Farms.

     

    “LED lighting has a positive effect on lighting costs and energy efficiency,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. They’re more energy efficient than high-pressure sodium lights (HPS) and they also last five to ten times longer than HPS. Signify is proud to support Albuna Farms in improving its crops while lowering its environmental impact and costs.”

     

    Honey Electric, a certified Philips Horti LED Partner, will supervise the installation of the Interlighting in the mini-cucumber crop.  Installation is expected to be completed by December, 2020.

    For further information, please contact:

     

    Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify

    Daniela Damoiseaux

    Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69

    E-mail: daniela.damoiseaux@signify.com

    www.philips.com/horti

    About Signify

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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