Adequate light is essential for high yield and optimum quality in both edible and ornamental crops. Light levels in the UK are often below the optimum, especially for year round production. A suitable lighting installation makes year round production possible and has a beneficial effect on crop timing and yield whenever natural light is insufficient.
The use of LED lights is gaining rapid acceptance in the greenhouse sector.
The benefits of LED are already well known: light from LED’s is up to fifty percent more efficient than SON-T lamps. Energy saving can be as much as 80%. The robust construction and long working life of LED compared to SON-T is another advantage which should not be underestimated, leading to considerable savings in maintenance and replacement costs.
In recent years, great advances in the use of LED’s in horticulture have been made, often in combination with SON-T. CMW’s partnership with LED specialists Certhon guarantees the best advice, efficient lighting system design and performance.