Agriculture

Agriculture

In agriculture, excellent light equals growth – for both the plants and the business. But the growth of your company can also be curtailed, even stunted by substantial power bills for agricultural lighting operations, especially those with 24-7 illumination. DarkSky Technologies has the expertise and experience to massively reduce your power consumption with a customized, incredibly energy-efficient LED lighting solution – up to 90 percent! Long-lasting, reliable and able to account for a variety of light intensity, duration and color spectrum needs, DarkSky LED systems for agriculture are also shock and water-resistant. LED lighting is a long term capital investment in your company growth, and DarkSky will even take charge of finding and securing the wide array of available cash incentives and rebates for switching to energy-efficient LED. Contact DarkSky today to learn how a custom lighting solution for your agricultural operation will not only increase efficiency and production, but provide fertile ground for the long-term growth of your bottom line.

Why LED

Why LED

LED light is more natural than CFLs and matches the warmth of incandescent bulbs. LEDs are designed with advanced color modulation features to create the perfect lighting atmosphere and level of warmth or brightness. LEDs are designed to focus its light and can be directed to specific locations without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Expertly designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.

The environmental impact of LEDs are also a huge leap ahead of traditional lighting. The production and use of LEDs requires significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs or CFLs. And with their remarkable lifespan, companies will dispose of far fewer failed lamps and (being made from recyclable materials) avoid the environmental impact of mercury and other toxic materials often found in traditional lighting systems.

LED Benefits and things to consider

Longer life, Lower Maintenance

  • Built to last 50 to 100 times as long as incandescent bulbs, operating efficiently up to 100,000 hours!
  • Substantially cuts operating costs (hard or soft) from the replacement of bulbs, ballasts, or other fixture components as well as the time and cost of installation labor.
  • Significant maintenance savings in any application where lights are difficult to replace or maintain.
  • Dependability – install LED lighting and enjoy years, even decades, of energy savings and dependable full-capacity operation.

Energy and Efficiency Savings

  • Use up to 90 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs or High Intensity Discharge fixtures.
  • Deliver substantial energy cost savings for any business with lights on for extended periods.
  • Modern, extremely efficient controls, photo sensors, timing and motion activation technologies can add substantial savings.
  • Reduced heat loss – LED energy is converted to light, whereas traditional bulbs shed up to 90% of their electricity as heat.

Environmentally Friendly

  • No mercury used and fully recyclable – no harmful industrial waste.
  • 90% less power consumption needed.
  • No UV emissions.
  • Longer life equals waste reduction and resource conservation.

Incentives and Rebates

  • Energy Trusts and Utilities across the country provide significant incentives and rebates for new construction and retrofit of LED material and installation.
  • DarkSky works with all of them. We’re experts at maximizing these tremendous savings and will handle the entire submission process for you.
  • There are four primary categories of incentive: Dedicated LED luminaries, Linear LED replacement lamps, Retrofit kits, and Controls.

Fully Controllable

  • LED controls eliminate over-lighting and fixtures have advanced remote controllable motion / occupancy sensors.
  • Light harvesting capabilities.
  • Heat and humidity measures.

Additional Operational Benefits

  • mmediate Switch-On – no delay, instantly on at full brightness as soon as you hit the switch.
  • Excellent Cold Weather Operation – operate effectively at temps as low as -25 C.
  • Lighting Quality and Excellent Color Rendering – from warm and cool to bright and brilliant, with an exceptionally high CRI (Color Rendering Index).
  • Enhanced lighting quality.