Tests conducted in Brazil on the effect of different colour light on egg production showed white and red LEDs to be the most efficient.
(PRWEB UK) 28 March 2013
It has been reported in World Poultry that a need for sustainability led to an evaluation of LED lighting technology on egg production. The University of Georgia recently conducted a study making comparisons between incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps, cold cathode and LED bulbs in poultry houses. It was found that dimming compact fluorescent bulbs below five lux resulted in a higher rate of lamp failure.
Tests conducted in Brazil on the effect of different colour light on egg production showed white and red LEDs to be the most efficient, over blue, yellow and green. However, egg weight and feed intake remained unaffected by the colour of light emitted.
Heavily involved within the LED industry for a number of years, the team at Simple Lighting have noted a number of recent discoveries and investigations within the sector. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the most recent study.
“It’s really interesting to see that the colour of LED light could have a significant impact on egg production, especially as it did not appear to effect egg size. We do not yet know why certain colours cause this reaction so it will be interesting to see whether further research is undertaken and whether these lights become widely adopted in poultry houses.
“Other recent research showed that LED light could be more effective for use in preserving food in supermarkets, as the bulbs run cooler than typical bulbs, thus not causing fruit and veg to perspire in its packaging.”
Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape lights, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.