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    Top quality lisianthus with hybrid lighting installation at Lugt Lisianthus

     
    October 6, 2020
     
    • LED lighting guarantees stronger stems and three times the amount of buds per stem.
    • Top quality is achieved in a shorter growing cycle and shelf life has doubled.
     

    Eindhoven, the Netherlands –  Lugt Lisianthus achieves the best quality and a longer shelf life for its lisianthus using a hybrid light installation with LED grow lights from Signify, the world leader in lighting (Euronext: LIGHT). With a combination of HPS and 25% LED lights with a light level of 364 µmol/m2/s on 5.8 hectares in Monster, the Netherlands, Lugt Lisianthus is able to grow more flowers and firmer stems with a shelf life of 14 days.

     

    Lugt Lysianthus hybrid light installation

    “We chose Signify because of the quality and reliability they provide. In addition, we believe that the Philips GreenPower LED is the most beautiful fixture.  It is compact and also offers a long service life," says Marcel van der Lugt of Lugt Lisianthus.

     

    Lugt Lisianthus is a family business that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Originally producing vegetables and later freesias, the company has been growing lisianthus since 1992. In recent years, Lugt Lisianthus has successfully worked to improve the image and quality of the lisianthus. “Where we used to be able to grow 5 flowers per branch, we are now at 15 flowers per branch. We have also been able to shorten the cultivation period to 8 weeks and have almost doubled the shelf life to 14 days,” says Van der Lugt.

    Lugt Lisianthus represents the best that ornamental floriculture has to offer. The most beautiful flowers, the strongest stems, and the highest number of buds per stem. The company is the first to cultivate Lisianthus according to Next Generation Growing (Dutch: "Het Nieuwe Telen"). In winter, the air in the greenhouse is refreshed and brought up to temperature with outside air, reducing humidity and keeping the crop more active. As a result, the climate in the greenhouse remains the same all year round. Growing Lisianthus requires a lot of energy, but with Next Generation Growing, Lugt Lisianthus tries to be as sustainable as possible. Lugt Lisiantus chose the Philips GreenPower LEDs, which give less radiant heat, use 40% less energy and have a payback time of 5 years. 
    lugt lysianthus flowers in greenhouse

    Lugt Lisianthus also found that it was possible to use the the LEDs also during the summer. Until now, the grower chose to light the crop less the first four weeks to prevent the lisianthus from growing too fast and the head of the plant from getting too hot. With the new LED lighting, with little (convection) heat, it is now possible to start with LED lighting only.

     

    Based on the customer's specific greenhouse situation, Signify's application engineers determine the most optimal lighting solution. Using a hybrid lighting installation, it is possible to grow a high quality crop all year round with lower energy costs. More information about the Philips GreenPower LED lighting from Signify visit our website.

    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

    www.philips.com/horti

     

    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 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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