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AviLighting® Egg Candler release coming soon!

After a year of research & development, AHPharma is nearing the completion of the AviLighting™ Egg Candler!  Developed specifically to meet requirements set forth by real experts at USDA AMS, this egg candling unit will be the first of its kind.

Egg Candle

What is a Egg Candling?

In the United States, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is responsible for the management of egg grading.  Egg grading consists of human graders who inspect 1 of every 75 cases of eggs by hand using a candling light to validate egg grades and ensure compliance.  Graders physically inspect an egg by holding it up to an egg candler light to illuminate the inside of the egg.  This allows for visual inspection to determine if the egg is cracked or contains other imperfections such as blood spots.

The Problem…and the Solution:

Current egg candling technology leaves much to be desired.  First and foremost, the current market leaders employ old light sources (incandescent or halogen bulbs) which run hot and burn out quickly.  Not only does this create a hot environment in which the professional grader must work, it also means increased down time when a bulb needs to be replaced.

There are currently a several LED candling devices on the market, however, these lack many of the features preferred and/or required by professional egg graders.  For example, one key feature required in a modern egg grading booth is a ‘case light’ (light that points downward and illuminates a case of eggs) – the AviLighting™ Egg Candler will be the first LED candling unit to offer this option.  Additionally, most LED candlers on the market are either made for stationary candling or mobile candling – meaning that a professional grader or operation must buy at least two different units.  The AviLighting™ Egg Candler however is both a stationary unit and a mobile unit.  By simply changing out a back plate, the AviLighting™ Egg Candler can be mounted to a shelf, bench, wall, or included stand that breaks down without tools for easy travel & assembly/dis-assembly.  Additionally, the AviLighting™ Egg Candler bundle includes a portable Lithium Ion battery pack that has an approximate 8 hour capacity at full brightness.

Price Point:

Last, and perhaps most importantly, the AviLighting™ Egg Candler is reasonably priced.  At $219.96 for the entire bundle (LED fixture, shelf mount, mobile stand, battery pack, and power supply with ‘Y’ splitter for simultaneous charge-and-use), this product is over $65 less expensive than other leading LED egg candlers on the market… not to mention an included 5 year warranty on the LED fixture and a lifetime warranty on all metal parts.

Where to buy?

If you’re interested in obtaining an AviLighting™ Egg Candler, contact us at sales@avilighting.com to complete your pre-order.  Product will be available starting in April of 2016 with a full release the following month.

EggCandlerRendering

For more information visit www.avilighting.com

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See you at IPPE!

Please join us at IPPE 2015

AHPharma Energy Systems, Inc. will have a booth at IPPE this year to display the AviLighting™ System. Please join us to learn more about this exciting technology!

When

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 | 10am – 5pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 | 9am – 5pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 | 9am – 3pm

Where

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA
Exhibit Hall C – Booth C9405

Who

AviLighting™
Marketed By: AHPharma Energy Systems, Inc.
Phone: 443.260.2499 | Fax: 443.260.2476
Sales@AviLighting.com | AviLighting.com


IPPE 2015
Tuesday January 27 – Thursday January 29, 2015
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA
Exhibit Hall C – Booth C9405

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Whole House Brooding Test

If you’ve already seen our Bird Attraction Study post & corresponding video, you’re probably familiar with the idea of employing one line of lights in your house to brood chicks without curtains or walls.  As a follow up to this previous video, we’ve compiled snapshots from each day at the research farm over the past two weeks.  Watch the video below and note the tight distribution around feed, water & light.  Birds appear to remain in this critical area, even when given the chance to roam into a dark region in the center of the house.  Also notable is the distinct line of light that stops just beyond the water line.  This line doesn’t appear by chance, it is the culmination of many versions of feeder-light prototypes, and many hours of engineering.  Ultimately, the presence of this distinct line is what makes AviLighting feeder-lights so successful at attracting birds & retaining them in feed/water areas.
 

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Bird Attraction Study

Over the past week, we have documented the activity of 800 birds in our research facility to determine their attraction to the AviLighting feeder light.  The results were similar to what we’ve been seeing since day one, with one new discovery; birds that are pushed out into darkness manually (running away from a human) will move right back into the feed/water area to return to the light.  This indicates that birds are attracted to the light, and furthermore, allows us to get creative with brooding schematics…I.E. we can now test a whole house brood, with no curtains/walls and lights on one side of the house only.  This may sound strange, but video evidence shows that birds won’t venture out into the darkness and get lost when food and water readily available in the light.

Check out some footage that James McNaughton captured on his phone while in the research facility:

AviLighting Payback Calculator

Will switching to AviLighting save you money?  Try our Ag Economist Payback Calculator to confirm!  Simply click inside the cells below and fill out the information specific to your farm.

To download this spreadsheet, click the Excel logo in the bottom right hand corner to download, or click the “view full-size workbook” icon (also in the bottom right hand corner) to open in Excel online.

Technical questions?  Contact Mike Barnas (barnas@ahpharma.com)

AviLighting Abstract | Southern Poultry Science Society

In preparation for a presentation at the The International Poultry Scientific Forum, AHPharma has been conducting trials and gathering data on the AviLighting System.  One such experiment is currently underway in a commercial chicken-house.  This trial will give us hard numbers to show the real-life energy savings of the AviLighting system, as well as the effect that concentrated light has on a bird’s ability to reach genetic potential.

SPSS AviLighting Abstract