16 June 2022
- Following a successful first installation, the strawberry and asparagus grower Kwekerij Loos will equip both of its cultivation sites with 100% LED lighting from Signify for its strawberries.
- The installation provides considerably more light in its greenhouses, more efficient plant growth and energy savings of around 40%.
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Signify, the world leader in lighting, is set to provide Kwekerij Loos with 2.1 hectares of LED lighting this autumn. At its sites in Moerstraten and Lepelstraat – both located in North Brabant – the grower has opted for Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact in combination with flowering lamps. With this investment, the nursery is switching over to a full LED installation in less than a year, enabling it to achieve energy savings of around 40%. It already made the partial switch to LED lighting last year, which has been a success. With the current high energy prices, the Brabant-based company didn’t need long in deciding whether to take the next step.
With this investment in grow lights, Kwekerij Loos is consolidating its position in the market. “You have growers who want to be on the market early and you have growers who want to supply all year round,” says owner Arno Loos. He himself falls into the latter category, making him one of the few year-round strawberry growers in the Netherlands. “We sell large quantities of strawberries via machines,” he explains. “This is something we do in sixteen different locations in cities and hospitals.”