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    Signify to provide Salmon Evolution in Norway with Philips aquaculture grow lights

    June 15, 2021
    •  Simulates sunset and sunrise conditions and provides gradual ramp-up behavior, thus protecting fish from the stress that inferior lighting can cause
    •  Enhances fish production and welfare for sustainable fish production
    • Minimizes biological and operational risk at Salmon Evolution’s new facility


    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces that it will provide Salmon Evolution with overhead and underwater aquaculture lighting for the company’s land-based salmon farming facility that is scheduled to be opened at Indre Harøy, Norway in 2022. The lights will help Salmon Evolution to improve the wellbeing of the fish and increase its production.

    Signify’s aquaculture lighting solutions, such as the Philips submerged grow lights and lights above the tanks, are industry leading. The lights ensure a proper distribution of the fish throughout the tank and that the fish continue to swim in the same direction and at the same speed, which mirrors their natural behavior and calms them down. Built from the most durable marine-grade alloy constructions, the lights require minimal to no hardware maintenance. Capable of the deepest dimming levels (<1%), these flicker-free solutions can simulate sunset and sunrise conditions and provide gradual ramp-up behavior, thus protecting fish from the stress that inferior lighting can cause.
    Signify’s aquaculture lighting solutions
    “We chose Philips aquaculture grow lights as it provides us with full control over our lighting in one place. Signify has an experienced team that does what is needed to advice the optimal solution to support our fish production and we believe the grow lights will really help us to grow healthy salmon in a sustainable way,” said Ingjarl Skarvøy, COO from Salmon Evolution. “We particularly like the control system, the research into fish physiology that was done to create the right light recipe and the gradual ramp-up of the lights, so the fish have time to get adjusted to the lights.”
    Optimal lighting for an optimized grow facility

    Optimal lighting for an optimized grow facility


    State-of-the-art land-based salmon production facilities naturally require state-of-the-art lighting. That means lighting that supports fish throughout the growth cycle, via light recipes that optimize light levels, spectra, uniformity, and duration. The right lighting regime is crucial to indoor aquaculture. It promotes healthy feeding habits, establishes steady circadian rhythms, improves feed conversion rates, supports growth and more. The long photoperiod suppresses the trigger to mature. This is necessary as mature fish in nature return to fresh water and spawn, negatively influencing  taste and cutting harvest weights because the salmon is no longer edible.


    “Lighting hardware needs to withstand damp and otherwise challenging conditions. It also needs to be designed so as not to encumber the free circulation of fish - even as it illuminates the entirety of the tank, no matter how many fish that tank contains or how turbid its waters may be,” said Roar Ristesund, key account manager aquaculture lighting at Signify. “With the possibility to upgrade the control system through the intuitive interface, the tank- and site-specific lighting commissioning and scheduling services can be managed easily.”


    Supporting food availability through aquaculture LEDs illustrates our commitment to supporting good health and wellbeing (SDG3). This is key to our commitment to doubling the percentage of our revenues for brighter lives, which benefit society, to 32%. This is part of our Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 program, which we launched in September 2020.

    Find out more about Signify’s Aquaculture lighting here.

    For further information, please contact:  

    Global Marcom Manager Horticulture at Signify

    Daniela Damoiseaux

    Tel: +31 6 31 65 29 69


    About Signify

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

    About Salmon Evolution

    Salmon Evolution is a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company focused on extending the ocean's potential by transferring the best preconditions offered by the sea to farm fish on land through its hybrid flow-through system technology (HFS). This secures a truly sustainable production process with controlled and optimal growth conditions and limiting operational and biological risk.


    The Company's first production facility is under construction at Indre Harøy, strategically located on the Norwegian west coast with unlimited access to fresh seawater, renewable energy, established infrastructure for salmon farming, and an educated and experienced work force. The entire project is designed for an annual capacity of approx. 31,500 tonnes HOG.