Lactating cows, heifers and calves need a light intensity of 180 lux for 16 hours per day, combined with an 8-hour dark period. Dry cows and beef cattle, on the other hand, need a light intensity of 50-80 lux combined with a 16-hour dark period. With the supply of 125 and 250 Watt L4C LED fixtures, Lely offers livestock farmers the possibility to easily adjust the light intensity to the situation in the barn.
The LED lights are dimmable and each fixture has its own connection to a control box. The light intensity is steered individually according to the placement of the fixtures in the barn. In combination with a light sensor the system knows exactly how much light is needed and increases the output of the fixtures when it becomes darker or vice versa. The control box can even simulate a natural sunrise and sunset to ensure optimal animal performance. This way, the system ensures optimum light level throughout the barn all day long while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.
The fixtures are specifically designed for livestock barns. This means that they are moisture, ammonia and dust resistant. The design of the fixtures also ensures the optimal cooling of the LED lights and drivers to make a product lifetime of more than 30 years possible. To prevent any possible damage, a thermal protection dims the light automatically when the temperature in the fixture becomes too high or it switches the lamp off if necessary. The fixtures are also equipped with surge protection.
Lely offers a custom-made lighting plan for Lely L4C LED free of charge. This plan provides advice on the placement of fixtures for optimal lighting. Contact your Lely Center for more information.