September 3, 2020
Signify, ScaleAQ collaborate on lighting systems for sustainable fish farming
Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting) and ScaleAQ have formed a global strategic partnership for sustainable aquaculture solutions. Together the two companies will improve fish welfare and yield for fish farmers by providing an optimal light spectrum, light distribution and control system so farmers can customise the light recipes to their specific needs.
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.
"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," says Bill Bien, head of Signify's Agricultural Lighting business.
Says Per Ivar Lund, head of Business Development at ScaleAQ: "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."
In 2019, Norwegian aquaculture industry providers Aqualine, Steinsvik and AquaOptima merged to form Scale AQ.