Dr. Jinming Pan is Professor and Vice-Dean of the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the ZheJiang University in China.
Special LED Lighting for Poultry Farms: Research and Extension
Poultry is very sensitive to light environment. We investigated the effect of LED spectra, lighting duration and light intensities on the growth and behavior of layers, breeders and broilers. Optimal lighting protocols were developed through a wide range of experimental tests in lab and demonstration systems. These special protocols with a combination of optimal illumination, uniformity and duration can create a suitable lighting environment for intensive poultry production that will significantly improve their health and production performance. Additionally, the special LED lamps were developed by taking full account of the high humidity and high dust characteristics of the intensive poultry production environment. These special LED lamps are not only waterproof and dustproof, but also has a significantly lower temperature of light body during the process of lighting, slower light attenuation, and an extend life. Furthermore, the LED lamps can save more power. Finally, through the intelligent control technology, they form a complete set of intelligent special LED lighting system that can meet the requirements of modern intensive poultry production. Products have been widely applied in more than 300 famous enterprises in 27 provinces of China, such as Wens, CP, Yukou, Huayu, Shengdile, Deqingyuan, etc.