Over the years, many LED-based light sources have been developed, built and tested for various crops in the horticultural sector. The first step was taken in 2006 from the sciences point of view. However, this light source did not achieve an optimal result in practical situation. The housing was too large, the efficiency too low and there was a waste of energy involved.
The distance between the developers and the growers proved too great in this development process to achieve a light source that both parties would be happy with. To bridge this distance, growers were involved in trials in Demokwekerij Westland, where they could give active input. This showed that the growers had clear wishes: