Considerations for Temporal Light Modulation in Poultry

The term “Temporal Light Modulation” (TLM) is defined as a variation in light intensity over time. In nature, sunlight varies as the sun beam angle changes over the course of the day, as clouds pass in front of the sun, and as leaves from trees sway in the wind, causing intermittent light to reach the […]
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Press Release: Agricultural Lighting Leaders Announce Acquisition, Reshaping the Future of the Market

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 20, 2018) – ONCE®, the world’s leading supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, announced today that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based iLOX GmbH (iLOX®) and its Polish subsidiary iLOX® Sp.z.o.o., an innovative lighting developer for agricultural livestock facilities. This strategic alliance integrates two industry leaders into the world’s largest animal-centric lighting company. “We are […]
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Why use natural enhanced lighting in your facility

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The newest and most advanced lighting technology available on the market today. Introduction  Last week we wrote about What Enhanced Natural Lighting is. This week, we explain why use it and issues you may experience if you’re not.   Background Enhanced natural lighting goes beyond traditional LED technologies by replicating the light intensity and jungle-like green spectrum of a birds’ natural […]
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Color Vision Differences Between Humans and Animals

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  Animals see colors differently than humans do.  By understanding how a particular animal sees colors, we can produce a better quality of light for that particular species.  This can result in more desirable behaviors and enhanced productivity. Lighting products for humans are typically categorized on a white scale.  But remember white light, particularly sunlight […]
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What is enhanced natural lighting?

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The newest and most advanced lighting technology available on the market today. Introduction Decades of photobiology research demonstrate that light is one of the most influential variables affecting the biology of living organisms. It is proven to subconsciously direct behaviors in both animals and humans by modifying embryonic and postnatal growth and regulating gene expression. […]
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Lighting Applications Solve Challenges, a Full Spectrum Demonstration at IPPE

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Plymouth, MN (November 2017) – Once Inc. (ONCE), developer of animal-centric lighting systems and agricultural-specific technologies, will display animal welfare-friendly lighting solutions for some of the industry’s biggest challenges at IPPE. Their full spectrum applications are shown to improve feed conversion rates, reduce mortality and floor eggs, strengthen bio-security programs and provide a return on investment […]
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Technology adds biosecurity layer in National Hog Farmer magazine

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A major challenge experienced in the swine industry is focused on in the National Hog Farmer November magazine headlined, Keeping the farm ‘clean’ takes many hands. The publication features an article on how “Biosecurity takes many hands to be effective,” and explains that viruses like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome have the largest economic impact on swine producers in […]
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Junglite Green™ Technology Shows Significant Results in Initial Scientific Trials

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Junglite Green™ is the newest and most advanced broiler, pullet and turkey specific lighting technology on the market today. There are no other products available designed specifically to replicate a birds’ natural habitat with a jungle green light like this technology does. By simulating an enhanced green light spectrum with added blue, a birds’ highest color sensitivity is […]
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