Built to give maintenance free, high quality light where and when it's needed. A more Natural Light for Livestock and the Workforce
Light fittings designed for use in the agricultural industry need to be physically robust, impact resistant, weatherproof and dustproof as well as being environmentally friendly, saving money by lowering energy consumption drastically, ending the need to buy and replace lamps at regular intervals ensuring maximum efficiency to give you the lowest possible running costs, reducing your carbon footprint whilst increasing the quality of light throughout your establishment (up to 70% power and carbon savings).
Many farms and stables use inefficient, outdated, energy hungry lighting, which produces low-quality lighting. LED lighting technology, by comparison, uses up to 70% less energy and produces a high intensity light which closely replicates natural daylight. Light intensity, light distribution, length of day and colour rendition all influence animal behaviour and therefore animal welfare. Balancing these four elements correctly has a very positive influence on livestock, helping improve the health, fertility, productivity and wellbeing of the animals. For example, studies of dairy herds have proved that a well-designed, uniform lighting scheme can, not only improve the health and fertility of the cattle as well as increase the productivity of cattle, increasing milk yields by as much as 15%. The positive results achievable from fitting LED lighting are replicated across the farming industry with many surveys showing increased yields, healthier livestock from poultry farms to stables and stud farms.
With the government offering 100% write down on investment in LED Lighting in the first year and finance schemes available, the cost of which, in many cases, will be more than covered by the huge savings made in energy costs, now is the right time to stop wasting money, improve your premises EPC rating by reducing your carbon emissions, and massively improve the quality of light for your livestock and personnel.
LEDs also have the longest life ( up to 50,000-hour) and are maintenance free ( except for the odd clean) throughout their lifespan.
There are further options to save on running costs, daylight sensors and motion sensors can significantly lower energy usage by dimming or switching off fittings when natural daylight levels are adequate or when a space is not occupied. Utilising sensors can lower the return on investment for the LED light installation and are, of course, also subject to the government's Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme which allows 100% capital write-down on your investment in the first year.
Let us carry out a full, no-obligation energy efficient lighting survey and we'll produce a report highlighting the savings you could be making.