Healthier animals, better production

Lighting tailored to the natural behaviour of poultry

HAITZLED® develops and produces professional and energy-efficient LED lighting products and solutions in the high-end segment for poultry farming and the stable construction sector. In close collaboration with scientific bodies, results from research and studies and experience in the field of lighting technology are translated into innovative applications in poultry farming and barn construction: HAITZLED® lighting solutions meet the ethological and physiological needs of poultry.

We use the highest quality components, innovative techniques, and IP69 housing. As well as supplying and installing this equipment, we can also advise you on the best ways to arrange, implement, use, and maintain your poultry lighting system. HAITZLED® Poultry Light luminaires feature extended spectrums including ultraviolet (UVA) and near-infrared (NIR) and can simultaneously operate in multiple independent spectral scenarios developed specially for poultry.

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HAITZLED® Poultrylight

With our special LED poultry lighting systems we offer you the total solution for the welfare of your animals.

As we have learnt, the colour of light affects its perceived intensity and different light sources produce different spectral distributions. We have also discovered how light colour affects various biological processes.

HAITZLED® has developed a luminaire tailored specifically to the photopic spectral response curve of poultry, generating light spectrums able to control various biochemical, physiological, and behavioural processes.

What does this mean for your poultry?

  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved melatonin regulation of the immune response.
  • Reduced tension.
  • Improved muscle growth and bone strength
  • Reduced blood pressure.
  • Improved blood sugar levels
  • Improved regulation of circadian rhythms.
  • Improved animal recognition (choice of partner and mating behaviour).
  • Improved ovulation.
  • Reduced pecking (UV light prevents pecking).

HOW DO CHICKENS PERCEIVE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHT?

Light intensity

Because poultry are more sensitive than humans to the blue and red portions of the spectrum, their experience of the intensity of light produced by various types of lamp is different from ours. Overall, the intensity they perceive is considerably higher. For them, conventional light meters produce inaccurate readings of the luminous intensity of different artificial sources of light because they are calibrated for the human photopic sensitivity curve.

Light colour

Because poultry have four types of cone in the retinas of their eyes, rather than the three we have, they do not see colours in the same way that people do. Chickens raised under natural full-spectrum lighting are more effective at metabolizing cholesterol and so produce eggs 25% lower in cholesterol. Moreover, light initiates and regulates the release of multiple hormones which are essential in metabolic regulation, reproduction, and bone formation.

 

Light frequency

Chickens see in a different way from people. Not only can they detect electromagnetic waves that we do not, but they also process visual images at a far faster rate: up to 120 a second, compared with no more than 30 by humans.

 

UVA boosts welfare

Ultraviolet (UVA) light is important for the mutual recognition, mating behaviour, and feed uptake of your animals. By including just one UVA LED in the daylight spectrum, you greatly improve the welfare of your flock with only a small amount of ultraviolet light.

The hypothalamus

One of the main functions of red light is melatonin regulation and the associated stimulation of reproductive activity. Red light is the only part of the spectrum which triggers activity in the hypothalamus and the pineal gland. Melatonin enhances the immune response and counters immunodeficiency resulting from acute stress, viral diseases, ageing, or drug treatment.

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We approached our poultry lighting through a scientific method. Know how we did this? Request our white paper here!