- Market leader Signify supplies Den Berk Délice with 2nd hybrid lighting installation with LED toplighting
- Longer and more effective lighting possible thanks to higher light output
The new greenhouse of Den Berk Délice will be realized at location Berkenrijs in Rijkevorsel, next to location Salmmeir, where the first lighting installation from Signify was realized in 2019. “It will be our third location for lit cultivation”, according to partner and co-founder Koen Lauwerysen. “We took a broad orientation, and eventually our two current suppliers remained. Looking at the long term, we choose for Signify with full conviction. They have the most experience, deliver products of consistent and high quality, and are a frontrunner in innovation and knowledge development. Furthermore, the team thinks along with us and practices what they preach. That fits perfectly with our ambition to supply consumers and retailers with the tastiest tomatoes year-round.”
A“It is a conscious decision”, Lauwerysen explains. “The developments go quickly, and with this configuration we can make the step to a higher light level for the same electricity usage as at Salmmeir. It is a good step towards further sustainability of our company. Thanks to the higher capacity of LED we can use the lighting longer and with higher efficacy in the period of April/May, when the heat radiation from the HPS is less necessary. Our expectation is that the LEDs will be turned on for 3.000 hours per year, against 2.600 hours for the HPS.”
Business leader Horticulture LED solutions Udo van Slooten of Signify reacts delighted to the decision of Den Berk Délice. “We see that quality is becoming more important in the customer’s decision-making process.”, he says. “In other words: as supplier you have to keep your promises. Signify’s LED grow lights are always extensively tested for quality and comply to the international standards that we hold. This guarantees a high quality product. And with that, we were also able to convince Den Berk!”
The new greenhouse at Den Berk will be realized at the end of August. Planting will take place in week 36. The LED lights will be installed in week 40, after which the entire installation is ready for use.
For more information about Signify’s solutions for horticulture, please visit our website.
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Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify
Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69
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