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Developed specifically for the dairy industry, Unilight’s unique Dairy Light melatonin management system is the only lighting system uniquely designed to manage melatonin in dairy cattle, and:
DAIRY LIGHT: UNILIGHT’S MELATONIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DAIRY COWS
HOW IT WORKS
Unilight Dairy Light
Our unique Dairy Light system is operated via a purpose-built controller. It has light sensors, dimmers and timers all programmed to the bespoke requirements of each farm. The Dairy Lights themselves emit a specific light spectrum, similar to the spectrum of daylight on a mid-summer day. Daylight, and Unilight’s Dairy Light, has a greater proportion of blue spectrum light which suppresses melatonin production. Suppressing melatonin has been scientifically proven to optimise productivity, fertility and milk yields in dairy cattle.
The following graphs show the light spectrum of daylight compared with that emitted by Unilight’s Dairy Light and a regular LED light bulb. The black curve shows the light spectrum required for melatonin suppression – as you can see both daylight and the Dairy Light emit a high level of blue light, whilst the the regular LED light emits very little light within the melatonin suppression curve.
Click here to see the type of light emitted by different types of lighting.