Enhance Breeding Efficiency

Equilume Performance Lighting has been designed to influence a mare’s reproductive system through smart Stable Lights and mobile Light Masks. We can help breeders meet industry-imposed foal birth dates by increasing the hours of light a horse is exposed to daily.

It is widely understood that providing longer day-length acts to reduce the production of the hormone melatonin and stimulates the mare’s reproductive system to activate earlier in the year. Therefore, foals of the same official age can be produced that are older in actual age.

Benefits

Stallion

Advances and extends breeding season
Increases fertility and libido

Dry Mare

Advances breeding season
Increases fertility

Pregnant Mare

Prevents prolonged gestation lengths
Optimizes foal birth weights
Increases post foaling fertility

Research

At the heart of everything we do is to develop science based lighting solutions backed by research that allow animals to live and behave more naturally, so that they are healthier and perform better.

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Application Guide

Dry Mares:

For a minimum of 70 days beginning on either 1st December (Northern Hemisphere) or the 1st July (Southern Hemisphere) acts to reduce the production of the hormone melatonin and stimulates the mare’s reproductive system to activate earlier in the year.

Pregnant Mares:

For approximately 60-75 days prior to due date will optimize foal birth weights and prevent prolonged gestations by having strong and consistent cycles after foaling.

Stallions:

For approximately 70 days prior to the time of peak reproductive activity will increase semen volume and libido.

Calculate your recommended light activation date.