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Philips Light recipes in horticulture

Philips has been developing light sources for horticulture for many years and continues to invest heavily in horticultural lighting. In R&D for Lamps, Lighting Electronics and LED, a team of engineers works full-time to improve existing lamp and gear concepts and to develop new lighting systems for horticultural lighting. Specialists such as plant physiologists and technical engineers have been trained in the key horticultural countries to provide full support to growers and breeders. Light is an important horticultural production tool and a key factor in plant research. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are set to play a major role in horticultural lighting. With LED lighting, the growth light – spectral output – can be tuned, which makes it possible to apply the optimum ‘light recipe’ at every stage of a crop’s growth. This capability, together with effective heat management, long lifetime, high luminous efficiency and energy efficiency, opens up tremendous opportunities for growers and breeders. Philips can design a tailored LED growth light which is the most suitable for the growth of a particular plant. In addition, while producing light, LEDs generate less heat, making temperature control in the plant space easier and more economical. At the same time, LEDs can be installed near plants, to increase planting area in limited spaces.
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