PlantLab, a privately owned Dutch company that specializes in controlled environment agriculture with a global reach, has selected Illumitex as the exclusive supplier of advanced LED technology for its new 66,000-square-foot research and development center, which officially opens in September.

PlantLab employs PPU’s (Plant Production Units) based on revolutionary technology and proprietary algorithms to optimize the production of different crops. PlantLab’s patented technology is applicable in many fields such as: breeding, pharmaceutics, ingredients, cosmetics, flavorings and fragrances, specialty foods, flowers, potted plants, vegetables and fruits. By utilizing PPU’s and proprietary mathematical models, state-of-the-art LED systems, air control advances and maximum water control solutions, PlantLab’s innovations remove the typical variables that hinder crop growth and delivery. This means it is now possible to accurately control crop yields, growing times, nutritional content and other factors such as taste and appearance.

“We are happy with Illumitex as the supplier of the most sophisticated LED-systems for our specific purposes in our new R&D facility,” said Leon van Duijn, PlantLab CTO.

Illumitex Inc., a vertically integrated maker of innovative horticulture LED-lighting solutions, will exclusively supply its new research LED light fixture, Quantum, for PlantLab’s new R&D center. Quantum is the most advanced plant research tool available today, allowing PlantLab researchers the ability to precisely dial in a specific balance of wavelengths to develop a precise spectrum. In addition to the fine granularity of control, the Quantum provides the same industry-leading uniformity and light intensity distribution as Illumitex’s other grow light fixtures.

“PlantLab and Illumitex agree that vanishing resources mean humanity cannot continue to rely on traditional methods of growing plants,” said Chris Hammelef, Illumitex CEO.

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