APS Salads: 100% LED lighting installation for tomatoes
APS Salads was completed by Cambridge HOK and is the first UK grower with 100% LED lighting installation for tomatoes. "Tailor made spectrums ensure that the energy invested in growth light technology is converted efficiently into light that the plant recognises.
By only utilising the necessary spectrums and not wasting energy on parts of the ‘Photosynthetically Active Radiation Curve’ that are not required by the plant, energy saving of up to 50% can be achieved." (source: Website Cambridge HOK / consulted on October 31st, 2015). The recent positive results from LED testing in other UK projects, convinced Phil Pearson of APS Salads that a full LED installation was the future.