New technology from Philips

Change light recipes to suit different crops

Philips Lighting has announced the launch of its GreenPower Dynamic LED production module. The LED growth lighting and software are suitable for growers and researchers looking for more flexibility and precision – enabling them to switch between light recipes designed for nurturing different crops. It has been demonstrated for the first time on Stand 11.101 at GreenTech 2016 at RAI conference center in Amsterdam last week, and is available in Q4 this year.

The Philips GreenPower Dynamic LED horticultural lighting and software allows growers and researchers the ability to adjust dynamically both the LED colors in the spectrum (far red, red, white and blue) as well as individual light intensities. This is in contrast to previous horticultural LED light with a predefined color spectrum which could not be altered. The new system delivers flexibility for researchers and growers to try out dynamic horticultural LED light recipes such as adjusting the light color during the day. This opens up new possibilities for growers to differentiate crop taste and increase yield.
 
More control over cultivation
Udo van Slooten, business leader for Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions commented, “This dynamic growth lighting system is the latest innovation in the Philips Lighting GreenPower LED range. Now, growers and researchers can grow a variety of crops with dynamic LED lighting spectra and intensities with just one LED system. This means they can work with dynamic light recipes to meet the different growth needs of specific crops, flowers and plants.”
 
A recipe combines the following elements: light spectrum, intensity, illumination moment, uniformity and positioning. Using a light recipe, a grower can develop specific plant characteristics, from compactness, color intensity and branch development to flowering in order to improve results. For instance, some plants benefit from different lighting spectra and intensities during different phases of growth, such as cultivating the red coloration of lettuce. Also, these elements can be used to stimulate stretching or stem elongation to prevent a crop from becoming too long and less strong.

For more information:
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions
www.philips.com/horti

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