28 September, Eindhoven
Lettuce grower Johan Desmet, based in Izegem (Belgium), has almost doubled his lighting system capacity by installing LEDs. With his Multi-Gutter System (MGS) it was already possible to grow lettuce throughout the year using HPS artificial lighting. With this lighting he was able to install a maximum of 45 µmol per m2. LED lighting does not have that restriction. Thanks to this higher light level, Desmet is now able to achieve increased production during the winter period.