LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS
Through our strategic partnership with Once®, we understand the importance to have the correct lighting for your livestock. We know how to match up the right lighting and control it properly for your operation.
The Secret is in Our Technology
As a global leader in agricultural LED lighting applications, we know how important it is to achieve results while improving animal welfare. That is why we focus on applying photo-biology and optogenetics to develop innovative technologies fueled by research.
ONCE® animal-centric lighting systems go beyond traditional LED technologies by studying the science of light specifically and exclusively for the agricultural market. It is the reason we are so successful at what we do, and why our products complement some of the world’s largest integrators and equipment manufacturers.
The Science is our foundation, while the secret to success is in Our Technology.
With over 50 awarded patents and more than 180 patents pending, our proprietary technologies allow us to control all aspects of the environment. Through our research we strive to present species-specific technologies that allow animals to start each day with a sunrise and end each day with a sunset.
Our proprietary SIAM Technology® applies the key aspects that we believe best improves animal welfare and optimizes production through artificial lighting for commercial agricultural facilities:
- 1. Spectrum: The whole range of visible light with respect to its wavelength or frequency
- 2. Irradiance: The power of electromagnetic radiation per unit area (radiative flux) on a surface
- 3. Modulation: Transitioning from one lever to another.
Dim-to-Red Technology for Layers and Breeders
ONCE® Dim-to-Red® Technology for Layers and Breeders is designed with a deep red saturated light, with an added blue and green spectrum (for poultry vision). The enhanced red spectrum is the only spectrum which stimulates a hen’s hypothalamic and pineal oscillators, helping maintain circadian rhythms and promoting sexual maturity. It also stimulates the release of two reproduction regulating hormones essential for sexual maturation and daily egg production.
Hens housed under ONCE® AgriShift® lighting systems for Layers increased production by 8%—resulting in 28.6 more eggs over a 70 week laying cycle due to improved spectrum and light distribution when compared to regular CFL bulbs.
The natural sunrise and sunset simulation eliminates the stress inputs of abruptly switching lights on and off, lowering mortality and supporting immune responses.
Dim-to-Blue Technology for Broilers, Pullets and Turkeys
Dim-to-Blue® Technology allows producers to provide a customized lighting solution that achieves what matters most: improved animal welfare, reduced stress and better flock performance. By developing proprietary technology based on decades of proven research, ONCE® can demonstrate the effects light source and intensity have on poultry when raising them in indoor facilities, benefiting both the animals and producers, while guaranteeing a return on your investment.
Researchers at the USDA ARS found that ONCE® AgriShift® LED Lighting Systems were either equivalent or out-performed all other products by every measure. They showed a statically significant (3-5%) increase in body weights compared to incandescent light bulbs—higher than any other LED product.
Dim-to-Calm™ Technology for Swine
ONCE® lighting systems are designed to provide exceptional light quality for both the swine herds and humans caring for them. They are made with species-specific technology and are suitable for use in sow barns, gestation buildings, nurseries, gilt development units and finishing facilities. Dim-to-Calm™ technology allows the lighting fixture to fully dim red, which swine perceive as darkness. This allows the red light to be used as a “service light” so workers can access the facility without disturbing or interrupting the sleep cycles of the animal.
ONCE® swine-specific lighting programs and systems are directed toward minimizing extreme changes in lighting. Abrupt changes are shown to excite animals, while increasing cortisol levels and inhibiting melatonin secretion – both of which have a negative effect on the well-being of the animal. By offering LED fixtures that present uniform coverage and a consistent light, corticosterone levels and other stress markers are minimized, while animal welfare is improved.
Junglite Green™ Technology for Broilers, Pullets and Turkeys
ONCE® species-specific lighting systems allow producers to give broilers and pullets a customized lighting solution to achieve what matters most: improved animal welfare, reduced stress and better flock performance. By offering technology developed from decades of proven research, a species-specific spectrum and a Built for Your Barn® design, our broiler, pullet and turkey specific lighting systems are guaranteed to provide a return on your investment.
Junglite Green™ is the newest and most advanced broiler and pullet specific lighting technology on the market today. There are no other products available designed specifically to replicate a birds’ natural habitat with a jungle green light like this technology does. By simulating an enhanced green light spectrum with added blue, a birds’ highest color sensitivity is stimulated, meeting developmental needs at all stages of growth. The added red content regulates circadian rhythms, improving animal welfare. Research has consistently concluded that broilers reared under monochromatic green light during the early stage experienced greater proliferation of the skeletal satellite cells, a primary muscle regenerator, while pullets showed greater weight gain in less time when compared to regular LEDs.
Experience an ROI after the first flock with our new jungle green light spectrum, providing producers with an estimated$20,508.70 in additional profits per year* and integrators $15,912.00 PER WEEKʠ!
Improve Feed Conversion
Recent scientific trials showed broilers raised under Junglite Green™ technology compared to those under a regular blue-enriched white LED showed reduction in bird feed consumption per pound of meat produced. With a .028 feed conversion rate improvement, this provides an ROI after the first flock and is estimated to give producers $19,008.70 in additional profits the first year* and save integrators $15,912.00 PER WEEKʠ! Because ONCE® AgriShift® fixtures have a Built For Your Barn® design, they use techniques and materials that withstand harsh barn environments for years to come, longevity is guaranteed.
Chicks enjoying Junglite Green™ Technology. One day old chicks getting a good start to life under the influence of our new Junglite Green™ technology from the AgriShift TLP® tube light for pullets.
*With a savings of .34¢ per pound (lb) and standard gross lbs sold equaling 411,936. ((.34¢ x 411,936 lbs / 2 houses) x 6 houses) x (5 flock turns per year) = Approximate yearly profits – ($3,500.00 Estimated Investment of ONCE® lighting system – $1,500.00 – Estimated investment of other lighting option) = Total profits after investment (i.e. for year 1)
ʠ Assuming a poultry complex places 750,000 birds per week with 96% livability rate, average bird weight is 6.5 pounds (lbs) and Junglite Green™ technology reduces weekly growers’ standards to 0.34¢ per lb. ((750,000 x 96%) x 6.5) x 0.34¢ = Savings per week
**For maximum performance, it is recommended to replace ONCE® fixtures after 50,000 hours or 5 years.
ONCE® broiler-specific lighting systems are designed to improve productivity and enhance animal welfare by providing a light spectrum the animal responds to best, during all stages of development. With AgriShift® technology and a production dimmer program, light intensity, photoperiod and color spectrum can be can all be manipulated for better performance.
AgriShift® LED Lighting Systems provide increased egg output, lower mortality, longer peak production period, and improved animal wellfare for aviary, cage-free, enrichable, and traditional systems. Along with the energy savings, Layer-specific AgriShift® LED Lighting Systems are designed to mimic the spectral sensitivity curves of poultry and provide Dim-to-Red® technology for enhanced productivity. With a ONCE® LED lighting system and a production dimmer program; light intensity, photoperiod, and color spectrum can all be controlled for better performance.
Recent research is finding lighting has a significant effect on Swine performance. Swine, like other animals, are highly influenced by the amount and type of light they are exposed to. It is important to recognize that lighting is a necessary input into modern hog farming and, as such, the lighting choice needs to be given serious consideration during the design or retrofit of the facilities. ONCE ® is here to help educate and supply you with information as well as products for your facilities.
Productivity of the turkey farm is just one of the benefits of the AgriShift® LED lighting system. Along with the energy savings of ordinary LED lighting, Turkey-specific AgriShift® LED Lighting Systems are designed to mimic the spectral sensitivity curves of the turkey. With AgriShift® technology and a production dimmer program, light intensity, photoperiod and color spectrum can all be manipulated for better performance.