HortiPower VS Philips (tissue culture)

HortiPower VS Philips (tissue culture)

In this blog post we are going to compare Tissue culture lighting from HortiPower and Philips.

The information used in this article is retrieved from the official website and viewed at 11 May 2020.

Information Hortipower Philips

Tissue culture






Light output 38 μmol/s 20 μmol/s
Power consumption 20W 12W
Efficiency 1.9 µmol/J 1.7 µmol/J
Lifetime 50.000hrs 25.000 hrs
Voltage input 24 V 220-240 V

Supporting a wide rage of tissue culture varieties

With 38 μmol, the HortiPower fixture delivers 90% more μmol compared to Philips. While Gerbera jamesonii tissue culture may not require much light, other tissue culture varieties may need more. A slightly higher output fixture allows the lab operator to grow more varieties or install less fixtures per shelf.

Save energy when you dim down

The downside of a higher output is a higher energy consumption, but since HortiPower fixture is dimmable it can also be dimmed down to 12W.

Efficient and long lasting.

On the efficiency side the HortiPower fixture is more efficient and has double the lifetime so you can grow worry-free.

Hortipower Guide

Effective heat management and power management

Most tissue culture labs in countries such as India, China, Vietnam and Ecuador need active climate control through airconditioner. While the light of LEDs do not generate heat, the LED diode needs cooling, when they are facing down with the power supply on top, it provides a suboptimal (warmer) working environment for the power supply and can cause quality issues over time. From analysis most fixtures fail not because of LED failure, but because of electrical components (e.g. power supply). The HortiPower fixtures use an external power supply, which can be mounted at the front of the shelf, so that it is easy to replace if needed and cooling can be optimised for shelfs as well as electronics for long lasting and reliable working fixtures.

Flexibility HortiPower Philips
Spectrum Flexible Fixed
Dimmable 0-100% -
Control Compatibility DMX(RDM) -
Plant specific Algorithms Recipe's

Hortipower Guide

Tailoring the spectrum to your plant needs

HortiPower enables you with flexibility to grow what you want and improve continuously. Tissue culture labs that grow the same variety year after year, may like to optimise different shelfs for different growth stages (e.g. focus on multiplication or rooting). And depending on the planning some stages need more or less shelf space. For labs that grow different varieties all the time, you might like to have a flexible spectrum to provide your tissue culture what they need and when they need it. The Philips fixtures come in three variants where they use White LEDs for Dendrobium officinale. Variant two has Deep Red and White for Gerbera jamesonii, forget-me-not, Cordyline fruticose, potato, tobacco and radix pseudostellariae.

Variant three comes with Deep Red, White and Far Red for nthurium, spathiphyllum, cymbidium, oncidium, dracaena draco and pistache distributes.

The HortiPower tissue culture fixture comes with fully dimmable White, Deep Red, Far Red plus Blue and Green. This means you can not only adjust the total intensity of the fixture, but also the individual ratios. This is ideal for research purposes and large scale commercial labs.

Hortipower Guide

Compatible fixtures with freedom of choice

We know that growers hate companies that lock them into a system. HortPower is a supporting member of the ESTA and an officially recognized DMX(RDM) protocol manufacturer. This means HortiPower fixtures will work with any compatible DMX(RDM) driver or controller. DMX(RDM) can manage thousands of lights, run complex scenes or just simply turn light on/ off in a proven reliable way. Don't want much control? HortiPower also has manual dipswitches to preset only once, so you can use your regular light-switch instead.

Hortipower Guide


Light recipe's are a wonderful instruction of using light to get to a desired outcome. HortiPower supports recipes and more.

Hortipower Guide

Tissue culture use-cases

HortiPower can be used in tissueculture ornamental plants and does really well for tropical 'species' such as Banana, Mango, Palm tree, Pine-apple, orchids and many more.

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