Views: 2 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2019-08-20 Origin: LEDinside
A few days ago, global lighting leader Signify partnered with AppHarvest to help the latter use less resources to increase efficiency and increase production in a 25-hectare greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky. AppHarvest will grow tomatoes and cucumbers in its greenhouse, which will be completed in the second half of 2020.
The greenhouse uses a unique LED and high-pressure sodium (HPS) hybrid lighting system that uses Philips GreenPower LED ceiling lighting and Agrolux high-pressure sodium lighting to significantly reduce energy consumption while increasing production in a year. LED lighting systems are 40% more energy efficient than traditional greenhouse lighting, while emitting less radiated heat. In the fall and spring, LED lighting will be used to grow more products. In addition to LEDs, high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps will be used during the cold months, and their heat will help keep the greenhouse warm and reduce the use of natural gas.
It is reported that AppHarvest cooperates with the leading greenhouse investment company Equilibrium. Dalsem Complete Greenhouse Projects will install these LED lights and supervise the construction of the greenhouse.
Bill Bien, CEO of 昕诺飞农业照明, said, “We are very excited about working with AppHarvest and Equilibrium.” “We are committed to sustainable horticulture as partners, and we look forward to helping them improve growth predictability. , crop quality and yield, while improving energy efficiency."
The compact LED dome light delivers high light output of 1,800 μmol/s and efficiencies of up to 3.0 μmol/J and helps growers optimize crop growth, improve crop quality and reduce operating costs. Compared to 1,000 W HPS luminaires, the Philips GreenPower LED compact domes produce the same amount of light with a similar light distribution, while reducing power consumption by 40% and dissipating heat. This means helping growers to control light and heat more independently, providing plants with unprecedented levels of high light and more regulation of growth conditions.