In some cases monocolor modules can be used or added to optimize the growth results. For instance, the monocolor blue is applied in the layered cultivation of red colored crops. Adding Far Red (FR) can influence the rooting, flowering moment, and extension of the plant. A final addition to the portfolio is the dark red/blue/far red (DR/B/FR) version with different percentages of far red. There are now four versions with increasing percentages of far red. Two of these were already in the standard portfolio and two - with high percentages of far red - are now available upon request.
Each plant reacts differently to light and the examples mentioned above are just a few of the many ways that colored light can influence plants. For more information about specific applications our plant specialists can help you find the right light recipe for your crop. Contact your Philips representative for advice about light recipes.
The table below provides an overview of the new modules. More information about the entire product range can be found in the commercial leaflet.