Salmon farmers can customise the light recipes to their specific needs.
In a press release, leading lighting company Signify and ScaleAQ write that they have joined forces in a global strategic partnership.
ScaleAQ manufactures and supplies fully equipped aquaculture and is a merger of Steinsvik, Aqualine, AquaOptima, and Moen Marin.
Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. It had sales of EUR 6.2 billion in 2019.
They said that this is for sustainable aquaculture solutions and to optimise feed conversion in the most efficient way.
“Together the two companies will improve fish welfare, production and yield for fish farmers by providing an optimal light spectrum, light distribution and control system so farmers can customize the light recipes to their specific needs,” the companies wrote in the joint press release.
Optimal lighting improves fish welfare and results in a better feed conversion ratio and lower maturation rate. It also protects fish from sea lice infestation. Signify offers Philips Aquaculture LED lighting products that ScaleAQ will resell with an initial focus on marine-based/seacage products.
“Leveraging 125 years of Signify’s lighting experience in innovation, technology and equipment, the partnership provides customer-tailored sustainable solutions to the Aquaculture industry with focus on quality, efficiency, service and being future proof,” it wrote.
“The aquaculture industry is growing rapidly and needs partnerships like this to meet the increasing need for local presence and support, while at the same time using R&D resources to develop solutions for the future. Our focus on lighting recipes, IoT and data insights play a crucial role in optimising agricultural businesses in the future, helping us to create customer solutions together with ScaleAQ that are solid growth platforms for fish farmers,” said Bill Bien, head of Signify’s Agricultural Lighting business.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Signify on aquaculture lighting systems. As a global partner and advisor to the aquaculture industry, it’s important for us to be able to offer a wide variety of products, and the Philips lights will be an important addition for both our sea-based and future land-based efforts. We believe the industry will also benefit from our collaboration on servicing the lights. ScaleAQ will from now on be able to provide its customers with service on the Philips lights from its many local offices around the world,” said Per Ivar Lund, head of Business Development at ScaleAQ.
“Our products can serve the very high demands a modern seacage puts on quality, durability and functionality, but with this partnership, we will also focus on collecting even more customer insights to continuously improve the products we provide them with,” added Bien.