The right lighting
Le Jardin de Rabelais deliberately targets the higher-end segment of the market. For its nursery, Delahaye grows the Piccolo variety, which has a superb taste but is not easy to grow.
Remarkably, the installer performed the entire operation in a greenhouse covering an area of 16,000 m2 that still had crops growing in it. “In fact we never have a break from producing, since we want to serve the market all year round,” explains Delahaye. In addition, the LED interlighting system can be hoisted, which was thought up by Horti LED partner Certhon and means that the interlighting can ‘grow along’ with the crop.
“With the LED lighting we have reduced our energy costs by 40%, which fits our goal of minimizing our environmental footprint as much as possible.” says Serrault. “For our particular climate and crop, LED lighting is clearly the future. It allows us to achieve the very best quality and efficiency.”