Why do growers use grow light, and how does this light contribute to achieving their cultivation goals? That was the key question in a survey that Hortilux conducted across 130 businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. The main conclusion: for many growers, choosing the right grow light system is still quite a quest.
Hortilux provides customised grow light solutions suited to the challenges and goals of the individual grower. With this background, Hortilux thinks it's important to achieve more insight into the reasons why growers use grow light, and how this light contributes to achieving their cultivation goals. To find out, the company surveyed 130 growers: 100 Dutch growers, and 30 from other countries.
Grow light is an important way for growers to increase yield per square metre and improve product quality – but better crop and labour planning and delivery reliability are also good reasons to work with grow light.
The research also shows that LED is surely emerging. Benefits mentioned include increased production, better quality, and faster cultivation. It should be noted that the added value of LED varies greatly from crop to crop. For these reasons, cultivation under LED is still a voyage of discovery for many growers.
In any case, many growers find choosing the right grow light system difficult. In many cases grow light offers added value, but choosing the right system can be quite a quest.