Broiler Lighting Systems
As with heating and ventilation, draperVENT have sought out the ultimate solution to deliver superb results, effectively and cost efficiently.
When it comes to lighting, the key to productive poultry rearing is the ability to simply adjust the spectrum of light that suits them, thereby enhancing animal welfare, boosting growth, productivity, reproductive behaviors, and overall development, whilst also reducing energy costs in order to deliver higher profits.
Poultry are sensitive to green, red, blue, and ultraviolet (UV) light, thus making them quad–chromants. Each colour has a specific physiological effect. At an early age, the growth rate is significantly affected by green light. Later-stage growth is affected by blue light, which also tends to improve feed conversion (by as much as 4%). Red light helps minimise leg disorders by increasing locomotion and is said to lengthen peak production periods and in breeders, it can increase egg production by up to 38 eggs per hen.
Broiler producers, especially those growing large birds (>6 lbs.), often prefer to raise their birds under fairly low light. Â Low light levels, often less than 0.2 ft*candles, are typically sought in an effort to reduce bird activity which in turn will help to improve feed conversions, as well as reduce scratches and cannibalism.
The lighting system used by draperVENT is the ‘Duroxo G2 LED’ which is manufactured by Trilux and supplied by FES Lighting.Â
This system uses high-quality Samsung LEDs and a BAG LED driver to provide a service life of in excess of 100,000 hrs when operated at 100% output. In poultry houses, this means an effective life of more than 15 years.
The system also comes with a 7-year warranty.
Higher HertzÂ =Happier Hens
Traditional low frequency fluorescents operate at 50Hz and are perceived by poultry to flicker which may cause stress for the flock. The Duroxo LED operates at 500Hz meaning no flicker. They also provide market-leading efficiency with a light output of 145 Lumens per Watt.
Even Light Spread
The ‘Duroxo LED’ has been designed with a patented wide beam optic that allows veryÂ efficient use by spreading the light evenly across the full width of a poultry house from a centrally mounted, single row of luminaires. This avoids the hotspots and dark areas typical of batten or pendant lighting and is likely to reduce litter usage
Dusk to Dawn Dial-Up Dimming
The Duroxo LEDs are run by a digital â€śDALIâ€ť driver enabling smooth dimming over a range from 100% down to 1%. Matched with a suitable lighting control unit this gives fully controllable Dusk-to-Dawn operation and very low light levels for catching.
The system is installed as a single row down the centre or near-centre of the house. Meaning faster installations, less disruption, with fewer materials and lower labour costs than a multi-row system.
Built To Last
When it comes to durability, these lighting tubes are unbeatable.
Ammonia and Chemical Proof
The system is IP69K â€śGas Tightâ€ť rated by means of potted, corrosion-proof, end caps on robust and chemically resistant clear tube made of impact resistant Acrylic (PMMA) giving protection against substances, fluids and gases entering, making theÂ Agritube casing and electronic circuitry totally impervious to the degrading effects of Ammonia produced by poultry and most common cleaning and disinfecting agents.
The tubes are resistant against Pressure Washing, resistant to 150 bar high-pressure cleaning and hot-water/steam cleaning.
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