LED plant lights help French growers increase cucumber production

Both Jardins Réunis and Cheminant have installed LED Toplight and LED Interlight from the Philips GreenPower range in their new cucumber greenhouses in the Nantes region of France. The two growers were the first in France to grow wire cucumbers with LED lights, demonstrating their leadership as members of the Océane growers cooperative.

LED plant lights help French growers increase cucumber production

Signify pointed out that LED lighting can help increase crop yields. At the same time, because LEDs do not generate too much heat as the light increases, LED lighting also allows growers to control light and temperature. These features ensure year-round high-quality production of crops as efficiently as possible.

Cheminant co-owner Antoine (Antoine) said that LED lights provide a better balance of heat and light. Compared with high-pressure sodium lamps, LED lights can greatly promote production growth without generating heat. According to Signify’s calculations, Cheminant’s 20,000-square- meter semi-enclosed greenhouse is illuminated with LED lights, and the output will be 30% higher than that of traditional greenhouses without LED lights.

Vincent Olivon, co-owner of Jardins Réunis, said that Signify’s plantation experts can provide good advice and support. LED lighting will help companies improve energy efficiency and reduce production gaps, especially during the winter months when revenues are greater. This plays a key role in maintaining the company’s position in the market throughout the year.

It is reported that similar to Jardins Réunis and Cheminant, Eiffage énergie Systèmes, a Philips Horti LED certification partner in France, installed Philips LED Toplight (145 μmol/s/m2) and LED Interlight in its 25,000-square-meter greenhouse in November 2018. (67 μmol/s/m).