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CAN (AB): Sunterra installs LEDs in new greenhouse

Signify supplied Sunterra Greenhouses, in Acme, Alberta, Canada, with Philips GreenPower LED lighting in 2021.

The driving force behind Sunterra's decision to incorporate LED lighting into its new greenhouse build was the desire for year-round production of quality fruit while managing their energy costs. In a region where natural light levels during the winter are often insufficient for predictable cultivation, supplemental greenhouse lighting is necessary to increase the light levels during the dark period. Sunterra's newly-built Venlo greenhouses were outfitted with a hybrid solution of Philips LED toplighting compact and HPS lighting over their 17-acre range of tomatoes. The strawberry production area of 7.5 acres is lit with 100% LED consisting of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact, and Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp.

A winning partnership
Philips horticulture LED lighting was chosen during the vendor selection process after the team provided Sunterra with customized lighting designs and investment and payback calculations. A team of Philips lighting key account managers, plant specialists, and application engineers from North America and the Netherlands created several different lighting scenarios and configurations.

Ries Neuteboom, Commercial Sales Leader, Philips LED lighting, said, "Representatives from Philips Lighting have been in contact with Sunterra going back many years when the company began exploring the idea of growing strawberries. We are proud that Sunterra chose Philips brand lighting for their new greenhouse build in 2021, and we are happy to continue supporting and partnering with Sunterra Farms as they grow and expand."

For more information:
Sunterra Greenhouse
255044 Highway 575, Acme, Alberta

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