Optimal return on your investment in LED grow light

Discover which developments are relevant to your investment

For many growers, a LED grow light system is an important investment that can have a major positive impact on the business’s returns, particularly when careful consideration has been given to the financial returns (total cost of ownership) and the way in which a Hybrid LED or Full LED grow light installation can contribute to a higher yield per square metre. We have developed a range of LED grow light systems, calculation models and advisory services that we use to help you achieve your business objectives.

IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS FOR YOUR INVESTMENT IN LED GROW LIGHT

To look at investment in a (LED) grow light system, a one-off business case and the related ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ are drawn up. These often have a payback period of five to ten years.

Ideally, your grow light installation and the associated business case will change over those five to ten years, as your business develops. Is your grow light system still aligned with current energy prices? Do your clients have new requirements and/or do you see new opportunities in the market? Do you have a new cultivation strategy? Perhaps there are new grow light techniques, like LED, that could improve your business case?

We are more than happy to advice you. Request an up-to-date business case with your new wishes and goals or contact us directly.

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We are seeing many growers considering what an investment in LED grow light could mean for them and how they can increase their returns, so we’ve developed various calculation models and advisory services that we use to help you save money, with a low barrier to entry.

Switching from HPS grow light to LED

Grow light systemHybrid LED at constant light intensity Hybrid LED at constant power consumptionFull LED
Energy savingsUp to 30%Up to 45%Up to 60%

Curious about what an investment in LED grow light will mean for you?

HORTILUX GROW LIGHT SYSTEM ENABLES PHASED INVESTMENT IN LED

Growers who invest in LED usually make the decision to add LED grow light to an existing grow light installation. The fact that energy prices are skyrocketing and have a major impact on the company’s returns serves as an added incentive. In fact, the sooner the switch to LED is made, the better. Many growers are reluctant to make the investments that such a switch entails, so phased investment is ideal.

HYBRID LED WITH THE SAME LIGHT INTENSITY

Hortilux’s unique grow light design means that HPS fixtures can be replaced by a LED grow light system without compromising on light output. At the same time, it’s possible to make energy savings. A single 1,000-Watt HPS connection is sufficient to realise this first step. It allows the grower to keep another 1,000-Watt connection ‘free’ for the future.

HYBRID LED WITH THE SAME POWER CONSUMPTION

In this phase, an extension can be made to phase 1: the grower simply adds a second LED grow light system via the 1000-Watt HPS connection that is still available. What’s more, the grower can use the saving on energy costs made due to the investment in phase 1 to realise phase 2 and further increase the light intensity at the business.

HIGHER RETURNS FROM THE DAILY USE OF LED GROW LIGHT

Your grow light system is an important company asset. After all, grow light helps you to achieve your cultivation and business goals. At the same time, you can attribute 30 to 40% of your operational costs to grow light use – so it’s essential to get optimum performance from your grow light system!

How can we help you?

Our consultants will examine your lighting strategy and cultivation plan carefully and consider which (light-related) issues could be improved. These might include the times that the lighting is switched on and off, the climate while using the lighting, the light targets and – where relevant – the LAI (Leaf Area Index) for optimal utilisation. We will discuss all relevant aspects – giving reasons for our conclusions – with you, and with your cultivation advisor where relevant. We are able to use various services to take your lighting efficiency to the next level.

These include:

  • Analysis and optimisation of your lighting strategy
  • Analysis and optimisation of your cultivation plan (with the focus on light)
  • Support with setting up Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboards with relevant grow light data

THE ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN HORTILUX LED GROW LIGHT SYSTEMS FROM HORTILUX, AT A GLANCE

CUSTOMISED LIGHT PLAN AND BUSINESS CASE

The best possible business case and light plan, so you can cultivate with consistently high quality and production.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LED GROW LIGHT SYSTEMS

Highly efficient LED grow light systems that enable the biggest energy saving with phased up-front investment.

HORTILUX ADVICE AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Hortilux consultants examine your lighting strategy and cultivation plan carefully and consider which (light-related) issues could be improved.

Curious about what an investment in LED grow light will mean for you?

Case studies

LED investment enables optimisation in multiple areas

Changes in the market forced Nico and Albert Kiep to focus on cultivating chrysanthemums with higher branch weights. Hortilux worked with the pair to develop a tailored grow light solution to meet their new needs.

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

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

Investing in LED should increase production and quality

LED in alstroemeria is hot: more and more growers are adding LED lighting to supplement the HPS light they already have. Alstroemeria business Together2Grow is following this trend too, with Hortilux HORTILED Top fixtures installed here recently.

CURIOUS WHAT AN INVESTMENT IN LED GROW LIGHT WILL MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS? 

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READ THE ARTICLES BELOW:

Investment in LED ensures top quality Chrysanthemums

Maatschap Van Wijk is one of the leading chrysanthemum nurseries in the Netherlands. A real family business with 2.4 hectares of greenhouses.

New Hortilux grow light system enables phased investment in LED

With this Hortilux provides some flexibility, as well as the ability to respond to the current uncertainties in the energy market.

Achieve your business and cultivation goals with hybrid grow light

You want to use LED to achieve your business and cultivation goals – but what should you choose, and above all: what do you really need?

Click here to view our webinar on successful cultivation with LED grow light!

SCENARIO CALCULATION MODEL – INSIGHT INTO YOUR INVESTMENT IN LED GROW LIGHT

The scenario calculation model, developed by Hortilux engineers, enables us to calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of various LED grow light solutions. It means that we can calculate what a specific grow light solution will cost and yield over a depreciation period of, say, seven years.

Filling in or adjusting the specifications of various grow light systems allows us to make a comparison between, for example, one hectare of Full LED, one hectare of Hybrid LED and one hectare of SON-T – and then see what the cost difference is on the bottom line.

The scenario calculation model takes hundreds of variables into account. For example: the amount of sunlight that’s already available, the efficiency of various light recipes, electricity costs, and so forth. The scenario calculation model ultimately also shows the costs for each extra kilogram of production, as well as how much additional production is possible with the amount of grow light offered.