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Beyond Chrysant on Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

"Same quality chrysanthemums year-round"

For Beyond it is important to make the same quality year round. “We have to compensate for what nature is lacking, and in winter, that's light. What I like about lighting is that your company becomes very stable; from a seasonal product, we went to a year round product. And that year round product is now turning into a year round product with the same quality,” says Wouter Duijvesteijn, co-owner of the company.

“At Beyond, we are always looking for the next step in quality. And at the moment, that is LED. Because that offers us again more handles to get the quality right year round. We have chosen to keep an equal amount of HPS, and only add the LED installation in order to achieve that extra production in winter. That results in a vegetative growth of the crop, and a Spring-crop year round. A Spring growth, with which I can achieve an optimal branch build-up.”

“We don't want to take any chances with light, and we want to be sure that it is right. That was why we wanted to do business with a serious party, and for us, in this case, that means Signify and Stolze. To get an even better quality, better vase life, to steer a lot more; light is another control we need to get the product how we want it to be.”

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