Philips Horticulture’s plant specialists are some of the best partners a grower can have when it comes to using LED lighting in artificially lit cultivation, because they are specialized in growing crops under artificial light. Our plant specialists know light, so you have one less thing to keep you up at night.
Horticulture plant specialists
Martin Boerema – horticulture plant specialist
Martin's fun fact: My wife and I run a small vineyard.
Favorite food: Healthy homecooked.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Putter around house and vineyard, hiking.
Favorite city and why: Ojai is my favorite, beautiful setting away from cities, mountain hiking.
Colin Brice – horticulture plant specialist
Colin's fun fact: My first language was Spanish and didn't learn English until age 5 but I am from an English speaking family.
Favorite food: Gumbo.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Fight 1/2 acre with a push lawnmower and plant in the garden.
Favorite place and why: Habana, Cuba because the scuba diving is pristine and reefs nearly untouched.
Jan Chechalk– horticulture plant specialist
Jan's fun fact: I also grow garlic.
Favorite food: Meatloaf.
Favorite activity when not working: Farm.
Favorite place and why: Toronto, because that's where the Blue Jays play.
Ted Fitzgerald – horticulture plant specialist
Ted's fun fact: I practice/teach yoga.
Favorite food: Yellow curry.
Favorite activity outside of work: Surf.
Favorite place and why: Los Osos for its cool coastal hikes and sand dunes.
Dr. Sabrina Carvalho - horticulture plant specialist
Sabrina Carvalho joined the horticulture team in 2019. She has a background in academic plant research, and she now applies that knowledge to translate scientific information and research performed at Signify into value for growers.
Dr. Celine Nicole – horticulture plant specialist
Dr. Céline C.S. Nicole-de Groot is a researcher at Philips since 2001 and program leader for the indoor farming research in the Netherlands. She has expertise in physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, plant sciences, light and sensing technology. The last 14 years, she has accumulated expertise in technology, light for greenhouse and indoor horticulture. Specialized on Cannabis research since 2018 where she coordinates open innovation and University research on indoor farming.
Philips LED grow lights
Philips GreenPower LED toplighting linear
Supplemental lighting or sole-source lighting for greenhouse cultivation for your indoor grow. Offers optimal uniformity and installation ease and flexibility for continuous or non-continuous line install. Glass covered diodes for easy cleaning. Passively cooled.
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