Founded in 2009, Lufa Farms can produce 75 kinds of vegetables throughout the year and provide 10,000 members to buy and eat them. The founder, Mohamed Hage, set up Lufa Farms in order to provide uninterrupted crops near people’s homes. But as demand expands, Lufa Farms hopes to introduce new growing methods to increase crop yields.
Since seedlings are the most vulnerable period of crop growth, how to build an environment suitable for seedling growth becomes the key to increasing yield. On the one hand, Lufa Farms wanted to increase production with limited space and lighting, but on the other hand, it was unwilling to sacrifice crop quality, so it cooperated with Current and Hort Americas to create a three-story lighting system, which installed 430 sets of GE Arize Lynk LED light bulbs allow Lufa Farms to afford the installation cost and also make the environment sustainable.
This lighting system can be adjusted according to the different needs and growth conditions of various vegetable seedlings of Lufa Farms, which increases the production speed of seedlings by 15% and improves planting efficiency. At the same time, the Lufa Farms team pointed out that the improvement of the seedling growth environment also makes the quality of vegetables relatively consistent.