Sufficient light, fresh air and enough space are essential for the safety and wellbeing of animals. In this blog you will read about how light impacts farm animals, what type of lighting is suitable for stable environments and how to choose energy efficient and sustainable light sources.
Why is sufficient lighting important for farm animals?
The main task of quality lighting is to create a comfortable lighting environment, that being said, sufficient lighting is just as important for animal wellbeing as it is for us humans. There are provisions and guidelines in place to ensure that farm animals get enough sunlight from windows or that there is sufficient artificial lighting available. Fixtures and lights that are installed in stables should also be dimmable so that the animals are able to rest in the night. Additionally, fixtures should be mounted in a manner that the animals are not able to harm themselves on them.
What is important to think about when choosing stable lighting?
Animal safety and welfare is always of the highest priority when choosing the right stable lighting, however if there is an energy efficient and sustainable alternative why not choose it! When you opt for LED fixtures and sources you can save up to 70% on your energy consumption, additionally your maintenance and replacement costs are also reduced since LED lighting last up to five times as long as conventional sources. LED sources are also flicker free, turn on directly when you put them on and do not emit any heat.
Stables, halls, indoor arenas (with at least 4 meter high ceilings)
Noxion LED Battens
Noxion High Bay
Life span: 100.000 hours
Ledvance High Bay
High lumen output
Tip: Opt for optimal strength with GRP fixtures!
GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic, which is also known as fiberglass or composite plastic. It is a strong, flexible and very light material that comes into its own in many applications. In addition, the material is highly resistant to wear, even in the long term. Why is this material especially suitable for stables? Animals emit ammonia fumes during the day, among other things. This chemical affects objects in stables, including the lighting that is installed. GRP has chemical resistance as a property, which means that the fixtures can provide quality lighting in a stable for a long time.
Which LED fixture fits best in the different farm areas?
LED High Bays
LED High Bays are suspended fixtures that are suitable for big stables, halls, sheds and farms with at least 4 meters high ceilings. The advantage of LED high bays compared to traditional HID and HPI fixtures are that they instantly give light when you turn them on, and they are flicker free. There are even dimmable options which makes it easy to adjust the lighting and save even more energy. Additionally, LED high bays are mounted far from the animals, so they can not harm themselves on fixtures, and they have a high lumen output which gives both high-quality sufficient light.
LED battens can be used in a wide variety of application areas and fit perfect in stables, indoor arenas, storage areas and much more. Unlike conventional battens, LED battens last much longer, and you can save up to 70% on your energy costs. The LED battens offered by Any-Lamps come in different lengths and with through wiring alternatives which makes it easy to connect the battens to each other. In addition, we offer waterproof LED battens and LED battens that come with emergency lighting, which means they will remain on for a certain time period without any electricity.
LED Floodlights are the perfect lighting solution to illuminate courtyards, parking lots, outdoor arenas, fields or to be used as general outdoor farm lighting. The LED floodlights offered by Any-Lamp are available with both symmetrical and asymmetrical light. Floodlights with symmetrical light spread the light evenly over a wide surface, whereas asymmetrical floodlights focus the light on one spot. There are also LED floodlights with built in motion and twilight sensors which increase the safety in and around the stables.