A continuous focus on innovation guarantees us to keep up to our customer promise of the highest possible yield per m2. How we manage that? We are happy to share some insides with you
As of Wednesday, July 5, 2023 we will move to IJzerwerf 17, 2544 EP in The Hague. Group-wide, we have long cherished the wish to house the three companies DoolIndustries, Agrilight and Hortilux in one building. This is both from an efficiency point of view as well as to increase cooperation between the companies.
You have undoubtedly noticed that the transition from HPS (High Pressure Sodium) lighting to LED in horticulture is accelerating. This is due to both high energy prices and the fact that LED has now become extremely efficient and produces the same or even better cultivation results than HPS. It is clear that LED has now become leading. For that reason, our supplier has decided to stop selling drivers for our 600W HPS fixtures.
Hortilux Schréder is delighted to announce that it has an agreement with Daeyoung GS. Under the distribution agreement, Daeyoung GS is authorized to sell Hortilux products to its customers in South Korea. With this, Hortilux Schréder strengthens its presence in South Korea.
Developments in LED grow light are succeeding rapidly. It is logical that growers expect grow light systems will increasingly match their crop, the greenhouse situation and the cultivation goals.
The RWB spectrum - red with a little blue and green light - still seems to be the most efficient LED spectrum for tomato cultivation. In addition, with closed screens, bumblebees seem to fly better under LED than under HPS. These are the conclusions from an LED trial that is being run in the Delphy Improvement Center . 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.
When investing in a new grow light system, a one-off calculation is made of the costs and yields. But what if, over time, things start to change – within your business, in the market, or due to new insights in new cultivation technology? Then it's important to take a look at whether your grow light system is still as well-tuned to the current situation as possible. Read more...