"Our main task is to provide consumers with fresh and high-quality vegetables. We strive to introduce the most pioneering technologies in the field of agriculture in our greenhouses. Philips LEDs provided excellent results,” said Victor Butkov, Director of the Teplichnyy state farm. “We are satisfied with the color of the plants, their higher quality, as well as a stable production cycle. The new lighting also reduced the consumption of resources, such as electricity and water. We will try to further improve our processes in order to supply the people around us with the nutrients they need."
The Teplichnyy state farm is the main supplier of vegetables in Sakhalin. Its facilities produce cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. The total area of greenhouses is 10.5 hectares, of which 0.33 hectares are allocated for lettuce. The entire territory is equipped with assimilation lighting based on HPS lamps. The state farm produces about 6,500 packages of lettuce and other greens every day. At the same time, it grows crops without using pesticides.
Horti LED partner Svetogor installed the lights. Their specialists coordinated all the processes; from introducing new equipment, starting with lighting calculations to the final inspection. “This is not the first project in Russia in which we successfully installed Philips LED grow lights,” said Kirill Zevakhin, Svetogor’s CEO. “The lighting equipment’s reliability and quality, as well as the professional support from Signify’ plant specialists, who continually provided agronomic support and training of the farm’s agronomists in new techniques, allow us to look forward to future collaborations with Signify.”
"We are very pleased that our Philips grow lights can help improve the quality of crops and increase the yields of growers, throughout the year. Thanks to Svetogor, we managed to choose and install the best lighting option specifically for lettuce,” says Sergey Khokhrin, Business Development Manager at Signify, Horticulture LED segment in Russia. “The results of the project show that the LED lighting, in addition to improving the structure and appearance of the plant, can also save electricity and water costs. In the future, the farm plans to introduce LED lighting to their tomato and cucumber crops, and we will be happy to support with our lighting."
Supporting food availability through horticulture LEDs illustrates our commitment to supporting good health and wellbeing (SDG3). It is key to our commitment to doubling the percentage of our revenues for brighter lives, which benefit society, to 32%. This is part of our Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 program, which was launched in September 2020.
Find out more about how our grow lights are helping growers around the world on our horticulture website.