The Science of Color Lighting in Poultry Farming

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In the ever-evolving world of poultry farming, colored lighting has emerged as a significant player, and Monitrol plays a vital role through its lighting controls. In this article, we delve deep into the impact of colored lighting on the well-being and performance of poultry.

Hato Lighting, a recognized specialist in animal lighting, sheds light on this intricate subject. The color of light, measured in Kelvin degrees, determines the emitted light ambiance. A higher color temperature, such as 6000K, implies more blue light, while a lower color temperature, like 2700K, incorporates more red light.

The importance of selecting the appropriate light color for poultry needs cannot be underestimated, as it significantly affects their well-being, behavior, and performance.

The most commonly used light colors in poultry lighting are cool white, warm white, red, and blue. Cool or warm white light is typically used as the ‘main light,’ while red and blue have specific roles to assist in certain situations. Mixing or dimming the light, rather than abrupt changes, is recommended to prevent bird stress.

Each light color offers specific advantages for different types of poultry, including broilers, laying hens, breeders, and chicks. For instance, warm white light can enhance sexual stimulation and egg-laying for laying hens, while cool white light promotes the growth of broiler chickens. Blue light can help keep birds calm during activities such as vaccination.

Monitrol stands out by designing state-of-the-art controls to manage these complex lighting systems. With our innovative solutions, farmers can optimize lighting conditions in their buildings, enhancing animal well-being and productivity.

In this article, authored by J. Pernot and published on January 11, 2023, we delve deep into the growing impact of colored lighting in the poultry industry.
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