The Philips innovative LED solution was installed at Sjøtroll Havbruk to control parr-smolt transformation and improve survival rate of Atlantic salmon after sea transfer.
The lights have high intensity
which is important to secure good smoltification in large tanks. The slow ramp up and down is very positive in terms of not stressing the fish."
- Svein Nøttveit, Sjøtroll Havbruk AS, Norway
For years, light in combination with temperature control and grading has been used in hatcheries to produce smolt all year round. But the industry has lacked optimized lighting systems and photoperiod protocols that would ensure improved production and welfare of smolts.
The right lighting
Philips created an optimized lighting system for Sjøtroll Havbruk that offered more flexibility. This customized LED lighting solution for salmon hatchery applications delivered controlled ramp up and down, so that the light strategy could be changed according to the production planning.
Lighting in aquaculture
Lingalaks recently started using Philips LED lighting to produce salmon in a new and more sustainable way. Next to improved salmon production, Lingalaks sees the potential for reducing the number of sea lice treatments.
GIFAS was the first location to prove the benefits of intelligent Philips Lighting Aquaculture LED solutions for the salmon industry. Working in collaboration with Lerøy Seafood, Philips showed that proper LED lighting technology increased growth and welfare, while reducing production costs and supporting sustainable development of the salmon industry.