Project - Entwicklung Lichtsysteme / Ontwikkeling verlichtingsysteem


Description (EN): Germany and the Netherlands are world leaders in the advanced legislation on animal welfare. Recent studies show the problem of the occurrence of unwanted behavior (eg feather picking and cannibalism) in economically oriented poultry farming systems and thus the drastically decreasing quality of life of the animals. Experts and scientists are convinced that most of these problems can be positively influenced by innovative lighting based on LED technology. The use of lamps in farms has hitherto been based on the luminaires developed for the requirements of human vision. However, humans and birds differ significantly in their perception of light or brightness. Thus, the challenge is to develop artificial light sources according to the species-specific perceptiveness and - as already demanded in the German animal welfare regulations - the artificial light in poultry houses so as to match the natural light as far as possible. This project aims to provide a timely solution to tackling existing problems in large-scale application-oriented research and the optimal light composition. The aim of the project is to develop an optimal lighting system, which can be adapted especially for the various types of poultry.
Description: Duitsland en Nederland zijn wereldwijd voorlopers op het gebied van progressieve wetgeving inzake dierenwelzijn. Recente studies illustreren het probleem van ongewenst gedrag (bijv. verenpikken en kannibalisme) in moderne pluimveehouderij systemen en de dramatische daling van de levenskwaliteit van de dieren. Deskundigen en wetenschappers zijn breed van mening dat innovatief licht, gebaseerd op moderne LED-technologie, een positieve invloed op de meeste van deze problemen kan hebben. Het gebruik van lampen in de veehouderij is gebaseerd op de verlichtingsbehoefte van de mens. Mens en vogel verschillen echter erg in perceptie van licht en helderheid. De uitdaging is om kunstmatige lichtbronnen te ontwikkelen op basis van het soort-specifiek cognitief geheugen en - zoals reeds gevraagd in de Duitse dierenbescherming vee regelgeving - de kunstmatige verlichting in pluimveestallen zo aan te passen dat het zo veel mogelijk overeenkomt met natuurlijk licht. Dit project behelst een breed onderzoek naar de optimale licht samenstelling, om zo met een tijdige oplossing de bestaande problematiek aan te kunnen pakken. Het project zal voorzien in de ontwikkeling van een optimaal verlichting systeem, specifiek in te regelen voor toepassing bij verschillende soorten pluimvee.

Thematic Information

Thematics: Agriculture and fisheries and forestry  New products and services  
Specific Objective: Increase in the product and process innovations in sectors relevant for the border region
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Entwicklung Lichtsysteme / Ontwikkeling verlichtingsysteem
Project name: Entwicklung Lichtsysteme / Ontwikkeling verlichtingsysteem
Project name (Other language): Entwicklung Lichtsysteme / Ontwikkeling verlichtingsysteem
Project acronym: Entwicklung Lichtsysteme / Ontwikkeling verlichtingsysteem

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-09-24


Project start date: 2016-12-01
Project end date: 2019-11-30
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2.196.737,00
European Union funding: EUR 1.098.368,00

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): Led Factory BV
Lead Partner: Led Factory BV
Address: Archimedesweg 20, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Legal status: private

Address: Dörnbergstraße 25/27, Celle, Germany
Legal status: public
Address: Am Krümpel 31, Osnabrück, Germany
Legal status: public
Address: Winterweg 12, Achim, Germany
Legal status: private
Address: Elf Stücken 25, Melle, Germany
Legal status: private

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