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Solstice Light

Long before the dawn of chronobiology, the science of biological timekeeping, there was evidence to suggest that our earliest ancestors had a keen interest in monitoring the passage of time. Our Stone Age kin held particular reverence for the timing...

Blue Light Influences Breeding Success

  The horse’s natural reproductive period coincides with the light-filled days of summer.  The desire to breed mares early in the year means that many foals are born at a darker time of year than Nature intended. This has consequences for breedi...

THE POWER OF LIGHT – A Key Ingredient for Training Success

Did you know that environmental light is the most important cue influencing a horse’s mental and physical well-being? Like humans, horses need light for more than just vision. Special cells at the back of the eye respond to blue wavelengths of light....

Equilume Announces Partnership with International Eventing Riders

Kildare, Ireland, 29th June 2020, Equilume, an Irish equine biotech firm offering lighting solutions for the international equine industry, has today announced a partnership with two high profile International Eventing riders, Sam Watson (IRE) and  P...

From the horse’s mouth: UK Stud Veterinarian recounts his experiences with Equilume lighting

Stud veterinarian, Dr Pat Sells, qualified from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2007, winning the Pycock Equine Clinical Prize. After a period playing a James Herriot role in a rural Welsh mixed practice, he joined the prestigious Rossdale & Partn...

Circadian Lighting Naturally Enhances A Horse’s Performance

“I was amazed at the overall change in the horses after about six weeks under the Equilume Stable Lights, by the condition they were carrying and the way their coats looked.  We were quietly surprised how clean all the throats looked when we scoped t...

Equilume Light Mask helps problematic mare go in foal

In the fall of 2017, Philip Snelgrove from Ontario, Canada acquired a reining-bred quarter horse mare with an excellent pedigree that he hoped to use as a pleasure riding horse and broodmare. However, later diagnosis proved she would be problematic t...

Why Mares Foal at Night – the Importance of Circadian Lighting

By Dr. Barbara Murphy, Equilume Founder & Chief Scientific Officer 66% of mares foal between the hours of 8pm and 1am. While this may result in many sleep-deprived nights for stable staff, night-time foaling has important physiological relevance....

Improve Health & Condition With The Equilume Stable Lighting System

“The Equilume Stable Lights have made a real impact on the way we prepare our horses. They allowed us to control their daylight hours with quality lighting that helped us maintain their coats. These lights are a valuable tool in helping us to k...