Laksesystemer and Agrilight partner on LED luminaires
September 6, 2023 By Jean Ko Din
Laksesystemer and Agrilight has partnered on LED luminaires developed specifically for land-based aquaculture.
Following more than three years of preparations, the companies have formalized its cooperation and are for the release of a commercially available product. The objective is to reduce the stress level of the fish, improve feed utilization and to reduce the energy consumption.
“When we learned to know Agrilight, we discovered a new world of knowledge on the use of light for efficient production of food,” said Ole Gabriel Kverneland, general manager at Laksesystemer AS. “It is truly inspiring to work with a knowledgeable and dedicated partner as Agrilight and we complement each other so well that we have now decided to formalize the partnership. Norway is one of the front runners when it comes to production of fish, but when it comes to the use of lights, I’m certain that we have a lot to learn from agriculture and from the greenhouse industry.”
“Even though the light is developed for salmon, the initial results have been so promising that we are already involved in testing for species such as Tilapia, as well as snails,” Kvernelan adds.
Agrilight is specialized on the development and production of light for livestock and has cooperated with Laksesystemers mother company Fjøssystemer 20 years. Experience from light control for cows, poultry, goats, insects and greenhouse (with their sister company Hortilux) are now supporting the development of new solutions with specific properties for fish.
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