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    Signify supplies lisianthus grower SenZaro with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting for the second time this year  

     
    July 1, 2021
     
    • Upgrade of the second greenhouse with the even more efficient GreenPower LED toplighting Force (TLF)
    • Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact (TLC) boosted the light level to 400 µmol/s/m, for heavier branches

     

    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting solutions, will provide grower SenZaro with a higher light level by means of a hybrid installation with the recently introduced Philips GreenPower LED toplighting Force in October. During the previous winter, a 3.36 ha greenhouse was already adapted for the growth of lisianthus, in which the Dutch company wanted to expand. To achieve this, extra HPS lighting and Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact were installed. This increased the total light level to more than 400 µmol/s/m2.

     

     A PAR level of 400 µmol/s/m2 seems to be the new norm within lisianthus cultivation. As a producer for the top segment of the market, grower Michael Zwinkels does not want to fall behind a few colleagues who have recently preceded him. In close consultation with account manager Wilco Verkuil from Signify and installer Stolze, an efficient lighting design was made for the upgrade.

    SenZaro lisianthus greenhouse

    Upcoming adjustments with TLF

     

    The current HPS installation supplies 300 µmol/s/m2. A third of the lights will be replaced by the Philips GreenPower toplighting Force grow lights this autumn. These grow lights have an output of 3600 µmol/s, boosting the light level to 400 µmol/s/m2, without further technical adjustments or increased energy usage.

     

    The toplighting Force is available in two beam widths: a wide beam giving uniformity in relatively low greenhouses or with little distance to the crop, and a standard beam offering optimal yield in higher greenhouses. Zwinkels chooses this last option, offering an efficiency of 3,5 µmol/J. “Thanks to the higher output less lights are needed.” Zwinkels adds. “That lowers the costs of the installation a bit.”

    One-to-one replacement of the HPS with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact

    Experiences with TLC

     

    In the adjusted chrysanthemum greenhouse, the first growth of lisianthus under the new lighting regime has now taken place. The grower is happy with the results. "The branches have more buds and are really a lot heavier," he says. "That's what it was all about for me because I grow for the top segment of the market and see great prospects in lisianthus of a heavier, and therefore of a higher, quality. More light was wanted, and I certainly didn't want more radiant heat. That makes LED the best option to increase weight."

    For further information, please contact:

     

    Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify

    Daniela Damoiseaux

    Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69

    E-mail: daniela.damoiseaux@signify.com

    Signify PR Benelux

     

    Roel Dekoninck

    Tel: +32 477 252356

    Email: roel.dekoninck@signify.com  

    About Signify

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 20172018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the NewsroomTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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