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Busy days for greenhouse suppliers in Russia

Busy days for greenhouse suppliers in Russia. The market is growing. “A lot of new greenhouses are being built and existing ones are being modernized”, Vladimir Pchelin, general director of Reflux says.

Mr. Vladimir Pchelin at Greentech 2018.

“I think fifty percent of the new build greenhouses have artificial lighting. The main reason is that the prices of products like tomatoes and cucumbers are higher in winter. Therefore, by lighting your crops, you expand your production. Also Russian banks only give financial support to new greenhouses if artificial lighting will be installed.”

The lighting supplier is not complaining. He offers a wide range of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. As the main supplier to Russian greenhouses, the greenhouse industry is his core business.

One of Reflux's projects, artificial lighting in a Russian greenhouse.

Internal reflector
“Our lamps have an internal reflector. This way we combine the light source and the reflector in one product. The reflector distributes the light so it focuses on the plant and not on the ceiling. Because the reflector is placed in the bulb, it does not collect dust.

“Greenhouse production costs a lot of money”, Vladimir says. “So I think we have to be careful with our energy. In greenhouses Reflux reflector lamps can save up to 15 percent compared to standard lighting like tubal lamps. Our results for cucumbers? 187 kilo per square meters and 110 kilo for tomatoes under our systems, depending on the quality of the crops. We aim to make our products as sustainable as possible.”

More information:
Vladimir Pchelin

Publication date: 7/3/2018
Author: Jobke den Hertog



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