Leading Danish pot plant grower invests in LEDs

PKM, one of the largest producers of potted plants in Denmark, has decided to expand their production area covered with Fionia Lighting FL300 LED fixtures from 1500m2 to double size. This means a new order for a large number of LED fixtures for Senmatic A/S DGT in Denmark.

During four successive growth seasons PKM has tested the Fionia Lighting LED systems and has been involved in developing light recipes and perfecting the FL300 fixture. During the growth season 2011/2012 more than 100,000 Campanula flowers were grown under these LED lights, and the results demonstrate that the following benefits are possible:
  • Up to 50% electrical saving compared to 400 watt HPS system (Electromagnetic ballast)
  • Up to 35% electrical saving compared to new 1,000 watt HPS system (Electronic Ballast)
  • The savings are archived by installing fewer watt/m2 and in combination an improved homogeneity of light
  • distribution

Erik Moes, CEO at PKM, states:

“Setting up FL300 is as easy as HPS systems, and the LED system is now as integrated in the climate control system of Senmatic DGT as opening the windows. The big advantage of the FL300 is that we can control both the light intensity and the spectral composition centrally or with the tablet PC directly in the greenhouse. Furthermore we can of course not ignore the huge electricity saving. All of these facts and benefits have led to a further investment in more Fionia Lighting fixtures”



Background:

Fionia Lighting has researched and tested the application of LEDs for horticultural practice with success since 2005 and is one of the pioneers in this field. Research fields ranging from basic photosynthesis to advanced light guide control enable Fionia Lighting to combine many advanced elements into a new state of the art air-cooled LED top-light fixture. The Fionia Lighting products are currently used with some of the world’s largest greenhouse growers, and are also used in research facilities, universities and grower educational centres. The combination of active cooling and lens system for the horticultural industry is patented by Fionia Lighting.
Fionia Lighting is a part of Senmatic A/S DGT, who produces and distributes the FL300 LED fixtures.

Fionia Lighting
Thomas Rubaek, Project Manager
T: +45 61 71 42 20
E-mail: rubaek@fionialighting.dk
www.fionialighting.dk

Senmatic A/S DGT
Morten Hjorth, Global Sales Manager
T: +45 20 80 11 16
E-mail: mohj@senmatic.com
www.senmatic.com


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