The VLU version - Vertical Light Units - of the ORION LIGHT SYSTEM are out of the delivery program, in its place there are the Prolucent LED bulbs 7 Watt (2700K), 12 Watt (2700K) and 12 Watt DimTo (2000-4000K) systems.
The HLU versions - Horizontal Light Units - of the ORION LIGHT SYSTEM are out of the delivery program as well. In its place we often recommend the new LED bulbs or the new T-series LED tubes (T1 & T2).
Contact Gasolec B.V. for parts of the ORION LIGHT SYSTEM and/or other items that are still available.
In 1997 Gasolec started with the distribution of Orionlux energy saving compact fluorescent lamps for lighting in poultry houses. The drawing below gives the schematic working of such a lamp, which in practice has proven to produce 5-6x more Lumen/Watt than incandescent lamps.
In practice we discovered that by using Monochromatic lamps, we could also stimulate the performance of the birds.
Monochromatic Light is light of a certain colour. At Gasolec we are using Monochromatic Green, Blue and Red as well as Extra Warm White lamps.
- Monochromatic light, 520-560 nm (Green for humans beings) stimulates the number of muscle cells and the growing of the bones plus it stimulates animal activity.
- Monochromatic light, 440-500 nm (Blue for human beings) stimulates the production of proteins (making the muscle cells bigger) and it calms the animals and it can reduce pecking problems.
- Monochromatic light, 620-700 nm (Red for human beings) stimulates the hypothalamus ( making hormones for reproduction; laying eggs and fertility) and is known to prevent pecking problems.
So in general for poultry production we use for:
Rearing => Green and Blue
Broilers => Green and Blue
Layers => Red/ Extra Warm White + Blue in cases with serious pecking problems.
Breeders => Red/ Extra Warm White
Farmers with monochromatic light have often told us that their birds are calmer with monochromatic light. It’s not only an issue of giving the right colour but as much of eliminating unwanted colours.
Normally in Compact Fluorescent lamps / Energy Saving Lamps the electronics or ballast is integrated in the base of the lamp and by the end of its life time it has to be thrown away. Gasolec B.V. offers a unique system whereby the lamp and ballast are kept separate. In general the ballast or adapter has a life time of four times the life time span of a lamp!
Orion Adapter (2-pins) == SOLD OUT
Orionlux Lamp (2-pins) == NOTE: ONLY 11W GREEN AND 11W BLUE STILL AVAILABLE
IPL Adapter (4-pins) == SOLD OUT