First commercial tomatoe LED project in Belgium:

Biesbrouck extends lighting with Philips LEDs

The Belgian tomato grower Luc Coghe, of Biesbrouck Greet BVBA in Ardooie, is the first tomato horticultural business in Belgium to opt for lighting with LEDs.
 
On his farm, Luc Coghe combines 6600 Philips GreenPower LED interlighting modules with HID toplighting in a hybrid lighting system. With a comparable system Dutch tomato grower Wim Peters had previously achieved really good practical results. Philips partner Maïs Automatisering NV is responsible for the technical installation.
 


While on the look-out for the next step in year-round production and crop uniformity, Luc Coghe came upon the possibilities of interlighting with LEDs. After visiting several Dutch projects in which LED interlighting was used, things started moving. For Biesbrouck Greet BVBA this seemed to be the solution for achieving stable year-round production and increasing winter production.
 
The excellent practical results were immediately convincing, and Luc Coghe is now the first Belgian tomato grower to opt for Philips LED interlighting solutions. Delivery of the modules is scheduled for the next few months and the first crops will be planted in October/November.
 
Next lighting season other Belgian tomato growers besides Biesbrouck Greet BVBA also plan to start using lighting that involves the LED interlighting solution.

For more information:
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions
Marjan Welvaarts, Global Marcom Manager
T: +31 (0)6 1504 3893
E-mail: marjan.welvaarts@philips.com
www.philips.com/horti
 

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