New LED grow light for indoor greenhouse project

09-08-2018 | Plessey | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Plessey has announced that B4Hydrogrow BV, a new venture from B-Four Agro will install Plessey’s new Hyperion 1750 micromole/s LED top-lights in its first greenhouse measuring 29,000 m2. The new Hyperion 1750 has a light output of 1750micromole/s, equivalent to a 1000W SON-T. All of these grow lights come in a series of standard and tailor-made spectrums, with a multitude of features and benefits intended to give a higher commercial return to growers. The device is the latest LED grow light in the range. Commenting on his decision to choose Plessey’s new Hyperion LED grow light, B-Four Agro director, Fred Berkhout said: “When we looked at lighting for our new greenhouse project we decided to go with 100% LED as the most advanced, long-term option. We wanted an LED lighting solution that offered flexible light spectrums, simple design, low shading and a good commercial return on investment. Plessey’s experience with their LEDs at lettuce grower Johan Desmet gave us confidence in the high quality of these lights.” “Using LED lighting in lettuce growing is proven to be very successful, due to the fact that SON-T emits a lot of radiant heat”, says Plessey’s Head Agronomist, Maarten Klein, “This warms the plant temperature to levels which are unfavourable for quality and sturdy lettuce crops. With the use of the Hyperion LED, the grower can maximise production capacity by using artificial light in times when greenhouse temperature is critical.” Jonathan Barton, director of Grow Lighting at Plessey, explained: “With a light output of over 1750 micromoles, the new Hyperion is equivalent to a traditional 1000W SON-T but with more efficient and productive light spectrums. This, in addition to easy plug and play installation on the trellis, energy saving of around 40%, minimal shading, replaceable components for long life and competitive commercial proposition, made Hyperion a great choice for B4.”