The “AgriLed Red” lighting system
The “AgriLed Red” lighting system – optimal light intensity and distribution
“AgriLed Red” – light for cows – is more than just lamps for barn lighting. It is a comprehensive and differential approach to barn lighting. The new system – the first of its kind – was developed to provide optimal light distribution in a barn, using specially developed lamps. Thus, the system ensures optimal illumination levels in the entire barn, while simultaneously keeping a very low power consumption level.
Light, as an active physiological irritant of the organism by means of its intensity, duration and spectral content, affects the metabolism of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, mineral substances and energy in general, which affects the physiological condition and performance of the animals. Keeping the animals in low-illumination conditions for a long time with a short light day suppresses protein synthesis. This results in the disruption of protein deposits in tissues and organs, growth and development of the animals become slowed down.
Lack of light reduces the organism’s energy requirement to sustain oxidation processes on a high level, causes fat deposits in muscles and internal organs, leads to a reduction in deposits of mineral substances in the bones and a pathological alteration of bone tissue. Light contributes to the formation of animals with a strong constitution and a strong skeleton. Factors that influence efficient absorption of the feed consumed is arrangement of proper illumination inside the barn and the duration of the light day.
European and American research has shown that an increase of the light day up to 15-16 hours leads to a rise in performance by 8-15% due to increased feed consumption and better feed absorption without changes in the ration itself.
Day and night illumination
The “AgriLed Red” light fixture is equipped with 250 or 400 Watt HPS lights and metal-halide lamps. The “AgriLed Red” light fixture is equipped with six high-powered LEDs. They emit a monochromatic red light, which is used for night lighting. Thanks to the inclusion of a night light in the system, you no longer need to install two separate lighting devices. This allows you to significantly reduce installation expenses and save time.
Advantages of the lighting system
- Built-in night lighting device;
- Highly durable LED technology;
- Low installation cost;
- Low maintenance costs.
Due to the high performance of the lamps, proper distribution of the light stream is achieved with a minimal number of lighting devices, which allows to achieve minimal cost of such projects compared to similar lighting systems.
Thanks to the use of LED technology, this light fixture saves power and a truly reliable innovation. The red light does not disturb the animals while sleeping, so the farmer can work without troubling the animals. Management of the “AgriLed Red” light fixture is carried out by means of the Agribox control box.
A sturdy case – a guarantee of long-lasting operation
The case of the “AgriLed Red” is similar to the AL2007, which is made of die-cast aluminum . Aluminum is a great material for heat transfer and emission. This results in a long lifespan of the inner parts. Screws and mounting parts are made of stainless steel. Also, thanks to the built-in water level, the fixture can easily be installed in a horizontal position. All aforementioned features provide optimal light intensity and distribution.
Lights for any situation
A level of illumination of at least 150 Lux is necessary for normal cow activity.
Increase milk production
Proper lighting inside a barn provides maximum cow performance.
Good light distribution in the barn – including an optimal schedule – can increase milk production by 6 - 10%, as well as increase feed consumption. “AgriLed Red” is a controlled barn lighting system, which also allows to make an up-to-date, individual lighting plan.
Choose a light and bright barn
Cows are sensitive animals, and their vital rhythm are of the utmost importance. Specific lighting levels are absolutely necessary in order to let the cows clearly differentiate the difference between night and day. There is usually not enough light in the barn, especially in winter. When using the right lighting system, the cows benefit from an optimal lighting schedule: illumination in the range of 150 to 200 Lux during a 16-hour light day in combination with an 8-hour dark period. In the summertime, the sufficient level of lighting can, nonetheless, be supplemented by artificial illumination on cloudy days. Thanks to a combination of light sensors and an adjustable electrical network, there is a possibility of managing a fully automated system, which guarantees optimal light distribution without additional labor costs.
- Increased milk production;
- Fully automated;
- Power saving:
- Improves animals’ wellbeing;
- Increases feed consumption.
How lighting stimulates milk production
- Light, upon reaching the retina, reduces melatonin production;
- As soon as the melatonin level goes down, IGF-I levels in cow blood go down, which stimulates cow activity and, therefore, milk production;
- Melatonin decreases activity and leads to drowsiness; therefore, as its production goes down, the animals’ performance rises.
«It’s simple: more light – more milk».