Municipality of Crailsheim, Germany
Hibernation of tub plants by means of an MH lighting system
"The lighting system supplied by BLV was installed immediately and delivers the best results. Our plants have come to life."
Michael Böckler, Planning and Building Department City of Crailsheim
The Municipality of Crailsheim, Building and Transport Department, operates a wintering hall for various frost-sensitive tub plants such as Oleander, Cassia, Laurel, Solanum rantonetti, Punica granatum, Agapandus africanus and Plumbargo capensis. During the cold months from December to the beginning of March, the plants that decorate the public space of the city from spring to autumn are to be protected.
The city of Crailsheim was looking for a suitable lighting solution that would not only keep the plants alive, but also ensure sufficient growth and lush flower bods.
BLV installed highly efficient BLV HORTURION HPS/MH 600 W toplighting luminaires, operated with their own ballast and 600 W MH lamps. This system not only delivers the desired number of µmol, but, unlike an LED solution, generates additional heat, which could be perfectly used for the wintering climate of the potted plants in the hall.