The Ultimate Poultry Farm Lighting System Guide – What to Pick?

Poultry farm lighting plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and productive environment for your birds. With so many options on the market, how can you decide which one is the best fit for your needs? In this blog post, we’ll explore various lighting solutions, weigh their pros and cons, and introduce you to the revolutionary ALIS lighting system – the ideal choice for modern poultry farms.

Traditional Poultry Farm Lighting Systems

In the past, poultry farmers often relied on incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), or high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps. While these solutions allowed livestock farming to dispense with seasonality, they came with drawbacks such as high energy consumption, heat generation, and short lifespans. Moreover, non-induction systems typically had at least two fault lines per lightbulb, leading to increased maintenance costs, complicated repairs, and fire safety concerns.

Table with function comparison between different lightbulbs. Top row: Greenage ALIS lamp, consumer grade LED lightbulb, CFL lightbulb, halogen lightbulb, incandescent lightbulb. Left column: maximum power saving, shockproof / waterproof, balanced for animals, good for retrofits, endless repositioning. The ALIS lightbulb has all five of these parameters, the other lightbulbs have none
Comparing traditional lighting systems to ALIS poultry farm lighting system – the answer is clear.

LED Lighting: A Better Alternative?

LED lighting has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering energy efficiency and longer lifespans compared to traditional options. A lot of farms have switched to consumer-grade LED screw-in lightbulbs, they are aplenty and cheap enough to buy. None of these lightbulbs can survive a washdown between flocks, however, and let’s face it – very few light sources can. Non-poultry specific lighting is also not balanced for poultry eyesight and metabolism and usually has a 50-60Hz flicker, stressing the birds. Poultry-specific lighting systems are generally more robust and are well-balanced for the needs of the birds, but these systems still lack the flexibility and seamless sensor integration offered by the one of a kind induction-powered ALIS poultry farm lighting system.

Drawing of consumer grade LED lightbulbs, one of them is broken, the glass dome shattered, proving the fragility of consumer grade products.
Domestic LED can easily fail in the harsh conditions of a farm. Image by vectorpocket on Freepik

Introducing ALIS: The Next Generation Poultry Farm Lighting System

Greengage ALIS sensor and lightbulb clipped onto the ALIS bus cable
ALIS – not just a lighting system but also fully compatible with a range of sophisticated sensors

ALIS is an induction-powered poultry-specific lighting system that addresses the shortcomings of traditional and non-induction LED solutions. The advantages of ALIS poultry farm lighting system are:

  1. Induction power. ALIS simplifies installation and reduces maintenance and replacement costs with only two fault lines per row of lights.
  2. Flexibility. ALIS’s induction-powered design allows endless repositioning of lightbulbs without piercing the wire, providing maximum adaptability for your farm’s changing needs.
  3. Compatibility. ALIS is fully compatible with a range of sensors that clip onto the ALIS bus cable, making it easy to monitor and optimize your farm’s lighting conditions, humidity, temperature, NH3, and CO2. ALIS sensors also feature proprietary thermal imaging and sound detection algorithms that detect abnormal behavior in your flock.
  4. Easy installation. ALIS’s clip-on installation process eliminates the need for an electrician until the system requires connection to mains electricity, saving you time and money.
  5. Theft protection. The ALIS proprietary induction system renders Greengage equipment useless for thieves wishing to use it in their farm or home, significantly reducing theft at your business.
  6. Robust. ALIS is shock-protected, water-protected, dust-protected, and pressure washable.
  7. Energy-efficiency. ALIS lightbulbs boast 95% energy efficiency, making it one of the most efficient systems on the market today (domestic LED lightbulbs are 80-90% efficient).

Choosing the right lighting system for your poultry farm is essential for maintaining the health and productivity of your birds. While traditional and LED options may seem like a smaller financial commitment, it’s a recurring one – these lamps require constant replacing. None offer the flexibility, ease of installation, and seamless integration of the ALIS system. Make the switch to ALIS and experience the benefits of a truly advanced poultry farm lighting solution. Get you free light plan today!