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Florensis Kenya achieves 93% energy savings with LED lighting

Philips Lighting has helped Florensis Kenya, a supplier of bedding plants cuttings, realize energy savings of up to 93% in comparison to incandescent lamps. At the same time its second generation Philips Greenpower LED flowering lamps prevent the bedding plants from blooming too early, resulting in plants producing a higher amount of cuttings.



Florensis Kenya replaced its existing 150-Watt incandescent bulbs with 11-Watt GreenPower LED flowering lamps, resulting in energy savings of 93%. This significantly reduced the company’s operational costs as electricity prices in Kenya are high at EUR 0.17 per kW.

“This takes our operations to the next level,” said Eddy Verbeek, General Manager at Florensis. “Our customers appreciate the improved quality thanks to the prevention of early flowering and we feel good about further reducing our environmental impact with these energy savings.”



Florensis Kenya is a provider of annual and perennial cuttings, including Pelargoniums, Impatiens and Chrysanthemum. It has worked with Philips Lighting since 2010, when the grower started using a combination of the first generation of Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps and incandescent lamps. Since then the grower has been working with Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies BV, a Philips Horti LED lighting partner, to explore moving to 100% LED lighting as incandescent lighting consumes high amounts of electricity and is strongly impacted by the frequent fluctuations in the Kenyan power supply, reducing lifespan of the incandescent lamps.



“The advantage of working with Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies is the high level of knowledge and experience they have in defining the right lighting spectrum for different crops. Our entire agronomy department benefited from that,” Verbeek said.

Interested growers can learn more about the benefits of the second generation of Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps by visiting Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies during the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF), which takes place in the Netherlands from November 8 -10, 2017.

For more information:
Philips Lighting
www.philips.com

Publication date: 11/7/2017

 


 

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