An Iowa swine producer using more than 75,000 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) a year was the inspiration behind the development of the Agrificient™ LED, the first retro-fit LED light specifically designed for swine facilities. Created by the lighting design engineers at Iowa-based Energyficient Systems, Inc., the Agrificient LED is the most rugged, longest-lasting light in agriculture.
“We believe LED is going to become the standard in lighting for the swine industry. Pork producers know this shift in lighting standards is coming and Energyficient aims to be their partner in getting them where they need to go – with solutions that fit their specific needs,” said Justin Joens, Energyficient executive vice president.
With several patents pending, “The purpose-built design of the Agrificient LED addresses all of the daily challenges found with traditional swine barn lighting,” says Chad Palmer, Energyficient CEO and design manager. Challenges including: eliminating water penetration from the outside in and inside out, insects and water collecting in the jar, bulb burnout and glass jar breakage from over-heating.
The Agrificient LED will be available in late-July 2014 for national distribution and is already trending favorably with pork producers. “The design and structure of the Agrificient LED solves all of the problems I have in our barns,” said one of the world’s largest pork producers. “The CFL lamps are burning out before our barns are even finished being built. We’re looking forward to working with Energyficient to bring these new fixtures to our facilities.”