Adding Controls for Intelligence
There is much merit to making the decision to change to LED lighting. We also can provide an LED system that is intelligent, allowing the farmer to operate his light automatically and therefore maximizing efficiency and optimally for the cow.
The whole intent of Long Day Lighting and managing photoperiods is to allow the cows to live in a comfortable environment. In many cases this simply means trying to replicate nature indoors and mimicking the daily light cycle to occur. Today most farmers shock their cows with the flick of the switch in the morning turning their barn from complete darkness, to full power up. It’s like your kids flicking on your bedroom switch in the middle of the night! Sunrise, Sunset simply means that the system is programmed to ramp slowly up in the morning and slowly ramp down in the evening – to more mimic the natural course of the sun simply through dimming program.
Daylight Harvesting and Auto-Dimming
The intelligent light system includes a daylight harvesting module based on photo eye light sensor. As the day progresses the lights are dimmed to an appropriate level to retain consistent light levels. In this way, efficiencies can be captured by: reduced hydro draw and increased life span for lamps.
The intelligent light system allows for zone controls. Through zone control light fixtures can be managed in groups. The system provides flexibility to alter the zones and redefine the zones. In this way, zones ensure that the barn is providing the optimal program for lighting operation.
The lights can be programmed to meet the individual farmer’s specifications. Whether simple timer adjustments, zone alternations, or dimming patterns the system can be programmed to accommodate.