Tulip grower, province of Noord-Holland
Development of a customised spectrum for tulips
|Company:||The client with and for whom BLV developed a customized light spectrum for tulips is a young and flourishing company based in Noord-Holland. The company is specialized in the breeding and growing of tulips using latest techniques and production methods for delivering high quality products.|
|Challenge:||During the winter period unfavorable lighting conditions can be a problem for the decisive quality characteristics of tulips: the formation of the leaf and stem inclination, the weight and height of the bloom in relation to the leaf and well as the leaf unfolding. The client turned to BLV for a comprehensive test installation and research on an ideal light spectrum to solve these problems.|
In several test series BLV could identify the wavelengths, which are particularly responsible for the main quality characteristics of tulips. Finally, those findings were translated into a solution, in which not only light spectrum, but also intensity and uniformity are aligned as precisely as possible. The result is convincing: The new, customised spectrum for tulips has a positive influence on all the quality aspects mentioned, resulting in less waste and a significantly improved quality.