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August 10, 2016 AT 11:00 am

Vertical Farming with LED Lighting

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From Philips Lighting via inhabitat:

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced results from trials of crops of lettuces and herbs grown at two Japanese vertical farm customers equipped with horticultural LED lighting. Consumers in Tokyo have welcomed pesticide-free, wash-free lettuce grown with horticultural LED lighting by Innovatus Inc., one of the world’s largest vertical farms…

…After a trial starting in March 2015 at its Fuji Farm with a total floor area of 1,851 m2, Innovatus, from a standing start, now produces 12,000 heads of lettuce a day. This is one of the largest completely closed-environment, vertical farms in the world using horticultural LED lighting.

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