Light is an extremely important element in almost any environment. It plays many biological roles. In animals it is key to visual acuity, but it also regulates production of melatonin via the pineal gland. This, in turn, is linked to other hormone systems, including those responsible for growth and reproduction. In plants, light is used as the main element for photosynthetic processes as well as determining growth patterns.

All plants and animals experience light differently. We at BioLumen Lighting Solutions have studied the science behind light interaction for many different species. We use this knowledge, along with several years’ experience in the design and production of highly efficient LED lighting, to enable us to provide the correct spectrum and intensity of light for nearly all farming and research applications.

We utilise our own high-tech lighting control system that enables full dimming of the lights and can track both diurnal and seasonal cycles based on user settings or latitude and longitude coordinates. This system also includes the ability to apply user-set shifts in photoperiod to simulate accelerated seasons.

We have also developed a new way to measure and define lighting over animals – the BioLumen. The traditional unit of measure for light is the lumen. This unit is derived from the sensitivities of the human eye, and is therefore not a good way to measure lighting for other animals or plants. This has been long accepted in horticulture, but in aquaculture and agricultural industries it is a new concept. The BioLumen is a measurement of light referenced to the relevant animal’s required spectrum both for visual acuity and stimulation of the pineal gland. In this way you can be sure that the light for your livestock is both efficient and effective.

BioLumen Lighting Solutions offers just that – a complete lighting solution that will improve both efficiency and husbandry in farming and research applications. Please take a look around our site to learn more, or feel free to contact us.