With our group headquarter based in the Netherlands, we are placed in the European heart of high end greenhouse cultivation.
Over the past years MechaTronix has invested in numerous research projects with LED grow light technology.
Today, almost all plant research centers in Belgium and the Netherlands are equipped with our advanced grow lights.
From LED top light systems with a fix light spectrum all the way to the first global greenhouse installations with full dynamic spectrum controls.
We have always focused on specializing.
Just making the best grow light with the highest efficacy and longest life time is sometimes not enough.
By understanding the crop in depth, new systems can be developed with higher gains for the grower.
When tomato growers make the move from growing with HPS SON-T lamps to LED or hybrid, they might not look for an equivalent to replace their 1000 watt SON-T lamps and receive the same light level with saving some energy, but they are most of time looking how to increase their overall light on the tomatoes and increase as a result their harvest for the same amount of energy they have available.
While the whole market was focusing on 600 watt LED grow lights which produce the same light level as a 1000 watt SON-T, we developed a 1000 watt LED grow light producing 70% more light.
When strawberry growers decide to go for complete year round production, we as a grow light manufacturer have to keep the future in mind.
Winter strawberries are today maybe a niche, but the market is growing.
That also means that strawberry winter prices might erode somewhat in the future.
Therefore we developed the CoolStack Boost which reduced the investment cost for strawberry growers with 25% compared to the classic LED grow light systems and brings the energy consumption down with an extra 15%.
In this chapter you discover a bit what we do with our grow lights on various crops and plants.
As this is just a small fraction of projects we can show, would you have specific questions on crops and light strategy please reach out to us.