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.
Features High efficiency precision blue Led array with light diffuser Blue light is delivered at a specific wavelength automatically each day, no drugs, no hormones, just gentle light therapy Eye cup is waterproof so horses can be kept outdoors reducing costs, significantly saving on bedding and labour Outdoor living has proven that field-kept mares are happier, and happy mares have greater success with all aspects of fertility and pregnancy.
3 models available:
Life Span: 5 months
Battery Type: Seasonal
Size: Standard Only
Life Span: 4 months per cup
Battery Type: Replaceable
Size: Standard, Pony
Life Span: 18 months
Battery Type: Rechargeable
Size: Standard, Pony
The Cashel model mask which is rechargeable must be recharged every 7 days. It is designed for horses that spend the majority of their time indoors in improperly or dimly lit stalls. The cup (light and battery together) has a lifespan of 18 months and after that can be replaced. It is typically used for performance and show horses where light is needed to maintain coat and muscle condition and to maintain the horses circadian rhythms.
The Curragh mask has a replaceable cup that has a lifespan of 4 months, basically one breeding season and then can be replaced without needing to purchase a new headpiece. This is the most economical and most popular mask for people who are using the mask for breeding and plan to use over multiple seasons.
The Belfield has a slightly longer lifespan of 5 months but at the end of the life of the battery the whole unit (headpiece and cup) need to be replaced. This mask is popular for owners who may start light on mares at home and then send them to a reproduction center or elsewhere to be bred. They do not have to worry about tracking the mask and getting it back if they don't want to.