Grow successfully with LED grow light

Achieve your cultivation goals

Growing with a Hybrid LED or FUll LED grow light system means a system change in your greenhouse, in which you aim to achieve the right plant balance. With our consultancy services, mastercourses, calculation models and grow light solutions, we help greenhouse growers to grow succesfully using LED grow light and to achieve the intended cultivation objectives.

Cultivation of various high-wire crops with Full LED and Hybrid LED

Cultivation of various ornamental crops with Full LED and Hybrid LED

Multi-layer cultivation of various young plants

REALISE YOUR CULTIVATION OBJECTIVES WITH THE RIGHT LED GROW LIGHT RECIPE

Cultivation under LED grow light will allow you to serve your local market even better than you already do, or even meet the requirements of a new market optimally. Our consultants and partners will advise you on the best and most cost-effective solution for your business.

Realising your goals always begins with a discussion about your requirements, your situation and your greenhouse. Based on this conversation, we then advise you on the best light recipe and the corresponding light intensity, perhaps in combination with a light and crop trial. This approach ensures that the use of grow light is always in line with your requirements, along with the cultivation goals for various growth stages and types of crops.

We are happy to help you grow successfully with LED grow light. You will find more information about this in our brochure about the Hortilux advice and research services.

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AN OPTIMAL PLANT BALANCE WHEN CULTIVATING WITH LED GROW LIGHT

With the switch to LED grow light and the current energy crisis, greenhouse growers are looking for the most efficient cultivation method and want to reduce the use of resources. Hortilux is one of the Growing by Plant Empowerment implementation partners. We work with other implementation partners to offer an integrated solution.

This means that the advisors of Plant Empowerment’s various implementation partners work together closely and offer a broad tailor-made approach to lighting, screening, biology, fertigation and climate. The consultants also offer joint webinars and online courses on a regular basis.

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GROWING WITH LED GROW LIGHT AND THE NEW HEAT BALANCE IN YOUR GREENHOUSE

Cultivation with LED grow light creates a new heat balance in your greenhouse. This is mainly due to the fact that an HPS light source gives off radiant heat, which LED grow light does not. This has an impact on crop development, evaporation from the crop, and the energy input into the greenhouse.

With our calculation models, we are able to compare various light sources and configurations. These calculation models were developed by Hortilux’s engineers, and we use them to provide you with sound advice. Our consultants interpret the various scenarios for you and consider the heat distribution in a grow light solution, so that you can use this information to obtain a full picture of the differences in energy balance.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF CULTIVATING WITH HORTILUX LED GROW LIGHT SYSTEMS, AT A GLANCE

Achieve your cultivation goals

 

Thanks to the most efficient LED light sources, advice on the right lighting recipe and the optimal LED light distribution.

The optimum plant balance for your crop

 

HORTILUX is a Plant Empowerment implementation partner. This collaboration allows us to offer a broad tailor-made approach to lighting, screening, biology, fertigation and climate.

Knowledge-sharing on cultivation with LED grow light

Hortilux offers advisory services, knowledge sessions and mastercourses, all of which we use to support growers in the use phase of a new LED grow light system.

Case studies

Grow Light and Growing by Plant Empowerment

Van Marrewijk Tomatoes is a family business that has grown and expanded from generation to generation. Owner Jan van Marrewijk now has a 19.4-hectare greenhouse in the Dutch town of Dinteloord, where he produces high-quality tomatoes year-round.

Beautiful ‘customized’ pot lilies and lower energy costs with Full LED grow light system

Wetering Potlilium grows as customer-specific as possible and therefore wants to prevent plant deviations. This makes it important to have as many buttons as possible to turn and thus produce the right plant for the customer.

‘Hybrid LED grow light should deliver an additional 12 kilos of production’

Norwegian consumers prefer tomatoes grown in their own country. For Mjølsnes Gartneri AS this was reason enough to invest in a grow light installation, in order to further optimise production between February and October.

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A grip on light extinction is a grip on production

 

As a greenhouse grower, you want the crop to receive as much light as possible. Ensuring that light extinction in the crop proceeds as gradually as possible is therefore essential. Hortilux helps you to take control of this, with a new algorithm that visualises the light extinction. This in turn provides tools for optimising the leaf plucking strategy and Leaf Area Index, contributing to higher production.

Insight into daily plant preformance presents opportunities to increase production

 

 

Optimal production starts with good light distribution; this ensures that the plant receives maximum light (both sunlight and grow light). But once this is in place, it’s important that the plant makes optimum use of the amount of light offered.

 

First results of Hortilux and Delphy Improvement Centre Full LED Tomato trail

 

Stéphane André from Hortilux and tomato grower Jasper Oussoren from Roots are convinced that growing tomatoes under LED offers opportunities, but at the same time indicate that there are still many research questions.

 

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RESEARCHING THE IDEAL LED GROW LIGHT SPECTRUM

With the development of Full LED and hybrid (a combination of LED and HPS) grow light systems, there is a great need for the ideal spectrum for each crop. Reasons for choosing LED include the ability to extend lighting periods, increase steering on crop characteristics, reduce the use of chemical growth regulators, and more consistent production.

How do we support you?

There are various ways we help you to determine the ideal spectrum. We always start with your objective. The reasons for using a grow light system can be roughly divided into two groups, namely production and/or steering light. Thanks to our experience, our knowledge and our network, we are often able to offer an appropriate light recipe that is fully tailored to your objectives.

How we work

  • formulate research question / objective
  • create a trial setup
  • carry out and supervise trial
  • final report and evaluation

If testing produces the desired result, then together we will determine the financial feasibility of the light recipe. To do so we consider the yield in relation to the costs per square metre (energy consumption and the investment in the light source).

If, once testing is concluded, you have achieved the desired result, we will work together to consider the financial feasibility of the light recipe. In short: we consider the yield per square metre in relation to the energy consumption costs and the investment in the light source.