Signify has expanded its GrowWise Control System to fit seamlessly with conventional climate control and greenhouse management systems and make it even easier to operate.
The system, which was introduced last year, allows growers and researchers to easily create and run custom LED light recipes to meet the needs of specific crops to improve quality, productivity and efficiency. It works with ’dynamic’ modules in the Philips GreenPower LED range.
“Since we introduced the GrowWise Control System a year ago, growers have embraced this solution,” says Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “It meets the needs of a broad range of growers, from greenhouse growers and vertical farmers to researchers, who are looking for more flexible ways of applying their grow lights to improve crop results and operational efficiency.”
With the GrowWise Control System, growers can give all the plants in their facility exactly what they need and when they need it, enhancing cultivation with a single LED system. A light recipe provides the settings for the light spectrum, intensity, illumination moment and uniformity. The GrowWise Control System allows growers to create their own time-based recipes. Using a recipe, a grower can steer specific plant characteristics, from compactness, color intensity and branch development to flowering and more to improve results. One light recipe might enhance the red coloration of lettuce, for example, while another might be used to stimulate stretching or compactness.
The GrowWise Control System can mix a variety of colors (deep red, blue, green and far red) as well as the light duration and intensity. The system is designed to work with current and future Philips GreenPower LED lighting modules.
Signify will show its new products during Fruit Logistica in Berlin, February 6-8 hall 3 booth A-18 and HortiContact in Gorinchem, February 19-21 booth A-107.