Ukraine producer buys LED modules

Philips has claimed a major customer for its LED interlighting for glasshouse tomato growing.

Ukraine's largest tomato producer, Uman, has invested in GreenPower LED interlighting modules that will function alongside a conventional 1,000W SON-T lighting system in its 0.6ha glasshouse south of the capital, Kiev.

Meanwhile, an inaugural meeting of hydroponic lettuce growers in Turku, Finland, heard that LEDs also have potential in growing hydroponic lettuce.

But according to Helsinki University researcher Marja Rantanen: "We still need to learn a lot about LED before it can really replace the existing energy-consuming HPS lamps."


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