Philips Lighting of the Netherlands intends to supply LED plant growth lamps for the Russian greenhouse agricultural product cultivation company LLC Agro-Invest for the cultivation of tomatoes and cucumbers in greenhouses with a greenhouse area of about 25 hectares (approximately 40 football fields).
According to Philips Lighting, the project is the largest plant lighting project they have undertaken, supplying lamps that help plants grow throughout the year and increase yields, especially in winter. Compared to traditional high-pressure sodium lamps, their LED plant growth lamps can save about 50% of energy costs.
Philips Lighting will supply Agro-Invest with 65,000 1.25-meter-long Philips Green Power dome lights and 57,000 2.5-meter-long Philips Green Power Interlight. In addition, Philips will provide lighting solutions and training services to meet the growing needs of cucumber and tomato. The plant growth lights are mounted end to end and can extend over 223 kilometers.
Irina Meshkova, vice president and chairman of Agro-Invest, said: "our company is known for its large-scale innovation. LED plant growth lamps will be the future direction. Philips plant growth lamps provide suitable light for plants, especially in plants. The most need for light during the growth process. Compared with traditional lighting, the heat generated by this lamp is greatly reduced, which makes the installation of the lamp relatively close to the plant." She added: "Thanks to this technology, we increased production of agricultural products in the dark years of the year, and greatly saved resources."
Radovan Slooten, business manager of the Philips Plant Lighting Division, said: "This is the world's largest LED plant lighting project. Compared with traditional plant lighting, the electricity required to illuminate plants will drop by more than 50%. At the same time, it will adopt us. The lighting scheme is designed to increase production, and the output of agricultural products will increase by more than 30% during the dark hours of winter." He added: "Our plant growth lamps are the best compliment to natural light during the day, and plants can grow fully throughout the year. This project highlights the international development trend of plant lighting, that is, to achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural products instead of imports, reduce Food mileage guarantees freshness."