Philips sees opportunity for the apply of LED in urban farming

In recent times, Philips LED innovations has developed a lot of technology to aid the horticultural community in its strife for sustainable culture, energy conservation, irrigation and a more efficient growth of crop. For one thing, LED has made it possible to cultivate fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables all year round, anywhere on the planet.

As most people know, LED can give plants the light they need, and when they need it. This, of course, ensures constancy and conserves energy.



Now, Philips means to take this technology and apply it in as yet unforeseen areas. The multinational thinks that LED lighting could play a major part in urbanization and increasing global population. Energy-efficient LED could be a solution to the rising demands for energy and natural resources. Philips is already helping cities and horticulturists make the change to more sustainable methods of cultivation. It is in this field, urban horticulture, that Philips sees many opportunities.



“Our LED-related projects are the forerunners of exciting new urban concepts, like city farming,” says Udo van Slooten, Director LED Horticulture at Philips. “It is our wish to be at the foreground of an urban transformation that increasingly finds new ways to save energy, redesigns city plans and renews the way we look at horticulture.”.


For more information visit www.philips.com/horti

Source: Philips

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