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.