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    Bringing underwater sunshine to Aysén, Chile

     

    September 15, 2020

     

    Signify’s aquaculture LEDs are lighting up Australis Seafoods’ sustainable marine-based fish farm in Chile

     

    Wild fish stocks are under constant strain due to unsustainably high customer demands. According to the UN, a staggering 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are being exploited, overexploited or depleted.

    Australis Seafoods specializes in the farming of salmon and trout and is committed to sustainable fish farming. This is an industry that can help significantly in reducing the pressure on wild fish stocks. The company needed a lighting system capable of promoting the health and growth of their fish while staying true to their commitment to sustainability.
    Aquaculture lighting

    Let there be light!

     
    Signify installed underwater lights of up to 100,000 lumen, mimicking the summer sun. In the summer, in fact, fish convert feed better which also translates into faster growth rates. This also means less food waste, cleaner water and lower costs to feed the fish.

    On top of that, taking into account that fish are drawn to light, Signify installed its aquaculture LED system at a depth of five meters. This reduces infections caused by sea lice, which are found closer to the surface.

    Signify’s underwater lights mimic the summer sun, helping fish convert feed better, translating into faster growth rates – as well as less food waste, cleaner water and lower feed costs"

    As the Leader of Signify’s Agricultural Lighting business Bill Bien explains: “With our LED lighting we help customers to improve feed conversion rates, reduce food costs and lower risks of infection, creating greater overall efficiency in sea-based salmon farms.”
    Fish farm with mountains in the background

    Innovation in aquaculture yields great results

     
    Having worked in the Chilean salmon industry for years now, Signify has been developing and providing innovative connected lighting systems capable of optimizing living conditions and salmon production.
     

    The first of Signify’s lighting system installed by Australis was in the Moraleda fish farm in Region XI, Aysén, Chile. Following the great results achieved with the growth and feed conversion rates on the fish farm, Signify was asked to upgrade the entire Aysén site.

    LED lighting has proven to be an effective tool to upgrade fish farming sites and improve the animals’ living environment ”

    In 2019, Australis Seafoods was named the best Skretting 2019 Fish farm in the Region XI after realizing one of the best production results in the company’s records.
     

    Following these successes, Signify has also been tasked to illuminate Australis’ fish farm in Region XII, Mangallanes.

    Fish farm with nets

    LED lighting has proven to be an effective tool to upgrade the Chilean fish farming site and improve the animals’ living environment. This has resulted in optimized feed conversion rates and a lowered risk of parasite infections.
     

    Signify and Australis’ mutual commitment to sustainability has been the key to a good collaboration and outstanding results.

    About the author:

    Luca Polizzi

    Luca Polizzi

     

    Integrated Communications

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17
    Email: neil.pattie@signify.com

    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 38,000 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.

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