Animal-centric lighting products designed and manufactured by Once Inc. enhance the visual environment for pigs, while standing up to the harsh conditions of a swine agricultural environment. Once understands the biological responses that are controlled by how pigs perceive color. Its lighting systems mimic the way a pig naturally sees a sunrise and sunset, which results in calmer animals, lower stress hormones and greater productivity.
All panel members commented on the rugged qualities of the MLM-S LED light and how it will survive in a harsh agricultural environment. Dale Stevermer, panel member and hog producer, explains, “With an estimated 80,000-hour lifetime of the light, I never have to worry about if the lights are left on. If a light fails, it takes a half-turn twist to remove and replace it. They’re a super-quick fix.” That’s a claim that cannot be made for the jelly-jar lights.
Moreover, the adapter available for retrofitting the MLM–S fixture to a current light socket is also simple and painless. The company offers all the necessary components to adjust the height of the lights to the producer’s desired level, explains panel member Joseph Zulovich, agriculture engineer.
The entire New Product Tour panel found the AgriShift MLM-Swine 10 LED a refreshing lighting option and easy solution to improve the visual environment in swine facilities. You can learn more by visiting onceinnovations.com.