Signify aquaculture solution helps Svaberget Smolt provide optimal growth conditions for salmon

  • Philips aquaculture hatchery 250W, with patented salmon light recipe, controls spectrum and timing of smoltification process
  • Uniform light distribution triggers salmon growth
  • Control system allows for different lighting plans as required

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is providing the Svaberget Smolt fish farm in Norway with aquaculture grow lights to control the growth and life cycle of land-based farming salmon.

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The Philips aquaculture solutions are calculated and planned specifically for the size, depth and design of the Svabergen Smolt facility. A patented light spectrum that is optimally designed for salmon helps the fish to perceive 30% more light and to grow quicker.

Svaberget Smolt is jointly owned by Emilsen Fisk and SinkaBergHansen (SBH), two major players in Norway’s Atlantic salmon industry. The Svaberget Smolt facility covers 13,000 square meters, an area larger than two soccer fields. It grows salmon from eggs to fish weighing up to 500 grams each.

“The advantage of this system is that we give the fish the right light intensity at all times. This lighting solution and control system allow us to control the timing of smoltification, which means the salmon can safely grow to post-smolt,” says Elling M. Bøkestad, group manager for hatchery fish at SinkabergHansen.

Optimal growth and health from smolt to salmon

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The Philips aquaculture lights ensure proper distribution of light throughout the tank. The specially designed control system allows Svaberget Smolt to define different lighting plans as required. The farm can configure a lighting scenario to simulate spring lighting conditions – with 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night – or set the lighting to trigger winter smoltification.

The lights are dimmable, to as low as 0.3%, without flickering. The control system can be customized to several pools or tanks, where each can be supervised and controlled separately.

“SinkaBergHansen built the facility and Signify designed a custom lighting solution for us. It has worked well. Both the delivery and installation of the lighting were a success,” says Bøkestad. “We chose Signify to supply us with Philips Aquaculture LED lighting due to both its price and quality. The right lighting is financially favorable.”

For further information, please contact:

Global Marcom Manager Aquaculture at Signify
Daniela Damoiseaux
Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69

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