Modern stable lighting in livestock production has special demands: high humidity and frequently high levels of dust and ammonia provide challenging conditions for lighting. Furthermore, stables for cattle, sheep, goats, swine and horses should have optimum quality of light that provides a pleasant color temperature for animals1. The lighting specialist Osram has now developed a solution that meets the complete range of requirements for modern stable lighting in the form of the Monsun LED High Bay Light with a cover made from the thermoplastic resin polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). The ammonia-resistant damp-proof luminaire with special PMMA cover is not only an innovative solution for the special ambient conditions existing in livestock stables, but is also an economic decision for managers aiming at maximum energy efficiency.
|The ammonia-resistant Monsun 2 LED damp-proof luminaire with PMMA cover meets all requirements for modern stable lighting. (All photos courtesy of Osram)|
The Monsun 2 LED luminaire was developed by Osram to provide a lighting solution specifically for livestock stables that has convincing performance in terms of robustness and longevity. The LED luminaire is not only extremely dust-tight and water-proof (with IP66 protection rating) but is also ammonia-resistant. Its special cover of PMMA ensures significantly increased resistance when used in livestock stables. As a result, adverse ambient conditions are the perfect application – high lumen output, robust housing, lighting quality optimum for livestock production, a color temperature pleasant for animals and a long service life are the convincing decision criteria of the luminaire. In practice the luminaire also scores points with simple mounting and cleaning. "Upgrading lighting systems in livestock stables is a very topical issue up to the end of the year," explained Rainer Wrenger, application expert at Osram Lighting Solutions.