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SUNBIRD® lighting is the choice of livestock farms across the globe and is designed to deliver the optimal light to create ideal environments for peak animal performance and welfare.
Sunbird’s lighting system comprises of four primary components, the luminaire, the driver, the dimmer and the repeater. A single dimmer controls an unlimited number of lights through the repeaters. The industrial grade drivers convert the incoming 110/230VAC to the systems 48VDC operating voltage. Repeater and drivers are factory fitted into SUNBIRD® enclosures ready for plug and play installation on site. The complete system is designed and manufactured at our factory in South Africa to ensure perfect control with maximum lifespan.
Our luminaires are cast in a highly-durable composite resin which gives the unit an IP69K ingress rating, making it both chemical resistant and waterproof. SUNBIRD® lights also include oversized heatsinks that ensure cooler operation resulting in lifespans greater than 100,000 hours. Lights easily attach to a round Junction box with no waterproofing required. SUNBIRD® lights are also backed by a 5-year guarantee.
Lights are 48VDC and powered by an external 110/230V LED driver. While typical LED bulbs or tubes use a built-in driver, the SUNBIRD® system uses an external, industrial grade driver which powers multiple lights on a circuit. This design allows for power factor correction and superior protection from under/over voltage and short circuits.
The SUNBIRD® dimmer offers true and linear 0-100% dimming in 3 modes. The Manual, Dusk to Dawn or 0-10V mode and the selected dimming percentage is displayed on the Oled screen. Dimmers and repeaters include built-in electrostatic discharge & voltage spike protection for power inputs and outputs. A single dimmer controls an unlimited number of SUNBIRD® lights.
SUNBIRD® LED units are developed with a larger heatsink to ensure a lifespan of over 100 000 hours.
Receive a 5-year quality guarantee on each lighting system to give you complete peace of mind.
Our 3-in-1 single device dimming includes an OLED screen that displays mode and percentage ratings. Dimmers allows seamless dusk to dawn and 0-10V control for environments. Dimming can be controlled between 0% and 100%. Dimmers and repeaters also include built-in electrostatic discharge & voltage spike protection for power inputs and outputs.
The SUNBIRD® light is mounted directly onto a plastic junction box and does not require any additional fitting or waterproofing. A standard 2-core house wire is used to wire the system and the control gear comes pre-wired for simple installation. It is quite common that our customers retrofit the SUNBIRD® system to existing electrical infrastructure and points, limiting the need to replace entire infrastructure and keeping costs low.
We use an industrial grade Driver to power a bank of lights. This transformer is Power Factor Corrected (PFC) and offers superior protection against poor power supply including under/over voltage, preventing lights from blowing. The drive also carries an IP65 ingress protection rating and can operate at high ambient temperatures.
Keeping your lights on is our no. 1 priority. We provide immediate technical support in English, Afrikaans, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish directly from our engineers.
We prepare professional simulations and 3D modelling for every quotation as part of our service offering. Our team of lighting designers will replicate your house on the lighting program and design the lighting layout in such a way that your lux and uniformity goals are met in the most economical way.
Our unique Luminaire is cast in a highly durable composite resin, giving it an IP69K ingress rating and making it waterproof and chemical resistant.
“The lighting from Sunbird is without doubt the best poultry light I have ever seen. We have also used them at Mountain Valley. Their service is excellent and their lights fantastic, and I get no commission!! They are just good!”
“Fantastic lighting Philip, very pleased with the system, we can now actually see the bits we missed when washing! It is like daylight on a good clear day in here. My birds are doing very well. The whiter light seems to have encouraged them to go out more as they seem used to the brightness. I am also having more uniform bird size.”
“We are very happy with the lights and the fast and professional service and advice we received from Sunbird. We would like to place an order for our next chicken houses.”