Signify Easy Conversion to LEDs for Plant Cultivation

Signify has introduced a new concept for Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting Compact that allows 1-to-1 replacement of high-pressure sodium lamps with Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting Compact products.

This compact, passively cooled LED greenhouse lighting fits seamlessly into existing HPS connectors.

Compared to a 1000W HPS lamp, the Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting Compact produces the same light output, but consumes up to 40 percent less energy and emits very little radiant heat. This allows growers to control heat and light for their greenhouse climate even more independently. Compared to a 600 W HPS lamp, the new energy-efficient Toplighting Compact produces up to 80 percent more light with the same amount of energy.

"Many growers are looking for an easy way to switch to LED lighting to gain additional benefits such as higher yields, better plant quality and more accurate predictability," explains Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. "They would often prefer this to be possible in their existing greenhouses and with the lattice truss structures there".

Signify's new compact module is designed to be compatible with existing trellis structures. For example, growers can easily switch from HPS lighting to LED toplighting or set up a hybrid lighting system using LED and HPS technology. Signify's new concept allows the light intensity for a specific crop to be increased or the lighting area to be extended with the same or significantly lower power consumption. The Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact lamps will be available from autumn this year to complement the existing Philips GreenPower LED toplighting luminaire range.