Signify, the world leader in lighting, expands its range of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting products, providing growers with a new range for light-loving crops with the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting force. The company also updates its proven toplighting compact and toplighting linear product ranges with new products to improve efficacy, increase light output, boost functionality and control options. The products complement its existing LED lighting solutions and provide growers with the tools to optimize growth predictability, improve crop quality and increase yield.
Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture, Signify, said: “Before growers usually wanted to reduce energy, so they chose LEDs to get the same amount of light they got with HPS. Now they know as well that using more light will significantly increase yield. We mean to serve both types of growers: those optimizing for yield and those optimizing for energy reduction. That’s why we’ve expanded our linear product range for optimal uniformity. It’s also why we’ve extended what our compact range can do and added a new range for light-loving crops.”
The toplighting creates summer conditions all year round, but without the heat dissipation of HPS systems. Growers can get up to 3600 µmol/s utilizing the existing plug power of 1040W. They can also use full power for a single light point, allowing HPS module replacement or maintenance of the same energy expenditure, even as light levels increase by 84% compared to the newest generation HPS lights.
Van Slooten said: “This year we’ve made serious improvements to our toplighting compact range, with the goal of offering solutions for all customer needs. All our toplighting compact LED grow lights will now come in both a wide beam or standard beam so that we can cater to greenhouses of any height. We’re also offering dimming capacity. Using our GrowWise control system, as well as their own climate computers or greenhouse management systems, growers can dim lights to as little as 10% of maximum output. Dimming boosts light efficacy and lets greenhouses mimic sunrise and sunset. It’s also useful in response to high electricity prices. On top of all that, we’ve improved the efficacy of our modules up to 3.7 µmol/J to save overall energy costs. The range comes in 200-400V (520W) and 277-400V (645-800W) light recipes.”