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Philips Lighting helps annual and perennial cuttings producer and breeder Florensis Kenya

Florensis Kenya prevents early blooming and achieves 93% energy savings


November 7, 2017
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has helped Florensis Kenya, a supplier of bedding plants cuttings, realize energy savings of up to 93% in comparison to incandescent lamps. At the same time its second generation Philips Greenpower LED flowering lamps prevent the bedding plants from blooming too early, resulting in plants producing a higher amount of cuttings.
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Florensis Kenya replaced its existing 150-Watt incandescent bulbs with 11-Watt GreenPower LED flowering lamps, resulting in energy savings of 93%. This significantly reduced the company’s operational costs as electricity prices in Kenya are high at EUR 0.17 per kW.

 

"This takes our operations to the next level," said Eddy Verbeek, General Manager at Florensis. "Our customers appreciate the improved quality thanks to the prevention of early flowering and we feel good about further reducing our environmental impact with these energy savings."

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Florensis Kenya is a leading provider of annual and perennial cuttings, including Pelargoniums, Impatiens and Chrysanthemum. It has worked with Philips Lighting since 2010, when the grower started using a combination of the first generation of Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps and incandescent lamps. Since then the grower has been working with Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies BV, a Philips Horti LED lighting partner, to explore moving to 100% LED lighting as incandescent lighting consumes high amounts of electricity and is strongly impacted by the frequent fluctuations in the Kenyan power supply, reducing lifespan of the incandescent lamps.
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"The advantage of working with Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies is the high level of knowledge and experience they have in defining the right lighting spectrum for different crops. Our entire agronomy department benefited from that," Verbeek said.

 

Interested growers can learn more about the benefits of the second generation of Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps by visiting Philips Lighting and UFO Supplies during the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF), which takes place in The Netherlands from November 8 -10, 2017.

For further information, please contact:


Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions

Daniela Damoiseaux

Tel: +31 6 3165 2969

E-mail: Daniela.damoiseaux@signify.com

About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

 

About Florensis

Florensis is an innovative, second-generation family business from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (Netherlands), founded in 1941 under the name Hamer Bloemzaden. The company now has a proven track record worldwide as a breeder and supplier of starting material for professional growers. With around 2,000 dedicated and highly-skilled employees from the Netherlands, Europe and far beyond, Florensis produces over 900 million young plants from seed and cuttings every year. More information about Florensis can be found on its website.

 

About UFO Supplies.

UFO Supplies is based in Aalsmeer, the flower capital of the world. We have been exporting selected hardware for professional growers to the tropics and subtropics for over 20 years. Specialized in Africa and South America we were one of the first Philips LED Horti partners. We sell our professional products and sustainable solutions in over 30 countries on 6 continents.
www.ufosupplies.nl

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