LED poultry light developed to fatten profits and trim electricity bills

Date Announced: 28 Dec 2009

PLYMOUTH, MN U.S.A. – Once Innovations™, a Minnesota-based LED lighting manufacturing company, will introduce the new AgriShift™ poultry light at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, GA U.S.A. January 27-29, 2010.

AgriShift is the first poultry light designed with proprietary Once AC LED™ and color temperature shift control technologies to take advantage of major research regarding the effects of lighting schedule, intensity, and color on the behavior of broilers and layers.

“AgriShift has been developed based on scientific studies which indicate that blue light increases weight in broilers by stimulating testosterone secretion and myofiber growth, while red light decreases feed consumption in layers without a reduction in egg production,” stated Zdenko Grajcar, Once CTO.

“Agrishift takes a pioneering approach that uses standard dimming techniques to control light intensity and modulate light color in the same step. It’s dimmable with a very smooth transition from high intensity, wide spectrum white light, to a low intensity monochromatic blue (465 nm) or red (625 nm), depending on the model,” Mr. Grajcar continued. There are also plans for a model that has dimming capabilities without a color shift.

The Once AC LED technology eliminates the need for drivers or transformers and results in power factor greater than 0.97, total harmonic distortion below 20%, a reduction in power lost as heat by 30%, and the elimination of electromagnetic interference.

“AgriShift is also far more energy efficient than fluorescent, incandescent, and HID counterparts,” added Sam Schullo, VP of Sales. “That’s important to farmers when considering electricity accounts for up to 45% of their operating costs. The savings is significant enough to provide the average contract poultry producer a favorable ROI within a year’s time.”

“Once Innovations is very aggressively pursuing the agricultural market,” according to Grajcar. “We are becoming part of the industry by developing lighting for specific applications that bring tangible benefits to those who are investing their lives and resources into the business. We are currently involved in the planning phase of additional primary research using AgriShift lighting.”

The Agrishift AC LED Poultry light is rated for 50,000 hours, has a substitutive equivalence of a 100W incandescent bulb, and carries a three-year 24/7 LED performance guarantee.

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Once Innovations™ is a privately held corporation that manufactures highly differentiated LED lighting using a visionary approach to research and product development - from unique designs with proprietary technologies through final production and distribution. Once was founded in 2008 by current CTO, Zdenko Grajcar, considered a pioneering rebel in LED technology for his remarkably unconventional thinking and relentless challenge to the industry status quo. The Once Innovations technology research, marketing, and product development campus is located in Plymouth, MN United States of America.

Contact
John Moody T: 1+763.381.5621 5455 Highway 169 N Plymouth, MN U.S.A. 55442

E-mail:jmoody@onceinnovations.com

Web Site:www.onceinnovations.com

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