On August 7th, Plessey, the leading developer of LED technology and horticultural growth lighting, announced that it has partnered with Dutch lettuce planting company B-Four Agro for its subsidiary B4Hydrogrow B. V's new greenhouse provides plant growth lights with a greenhouse area of 29,000 square meters.
In 2017, Plessey announced the Hyperion 1000 LED growth lamp with a light output of 1000 micromoles per second, equivalent to a 600-watt SON-T high-pressure sodium lamp. To be installed in the greenhouse is the latest Hyperion 1750 LED growth lamp with a light output of 1750 micromoles per second, equivalent to a 1000 watt SON-T high pressure sodium lamp. All Hyperion growth lamps are available in a standard and custom spectral range with many advantages designed to give growers a higher commercial return.
In recent years, B-Four Agro has developed into a professional producer of lettuce, mainly for the food processing industry. The company plans to convert its outdoor cultivation method into indoor greenhouse hydroponics and has been in its subsidiary B4Hydrogrow B. V's investment has built a new greenhouse, and the new greenhouse will mark the transformation of indoor gardening.
B4Hydrogrow intends to make full use of the planting space to obtain the highest yield and highest quality lettuce from the growth space per square meter by using Plessey's Hyperion growth lamps with specific wavelengths. Compared to SON-T high-pressure sodium lamps, LED lamps to generate much less heat and can save up to 40% in energy.
Malessen Klein, Plessey's chief agronomist, said that LED lights can emit a lot of radiant heat, and the application of LED lights in lettuce cultivation has been very successful. By using Hyperion LED lights, growers can use artificial light in time to minimize production when the greenhouse temperature is low.