Supplying top-quality lighting products for all farming applications, Midland Lighting has been a leading supplier of quality internal and external lighting solutions for pig and poultry farms, mushroom houses, dairy farms and equestrian properties since 2008. We headed to Ballymahon, County Longford to find out more.
Midland Lighting have been providing unrivalled services to agri businesses for the past twelve years and counting, lighting up pig units, poultry houses, dairy farms and slatted sheds alike with high-performing, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting solutions.
Offering a wide range of LED and fluorescent (T8, T5) lighting solutions to the full spectrum of agricultural businesses, the Ballymahon, County Longford based operation can also cater for commercial, industrial and retail applications nationwide.
With literally hundreds of examples of their fittings and installations in use on farms all over Ireland, providing testament to the high quality of their work, Midland Lighting has become the go-to company for agricultural lighting solutions.
From their central location, only ten minutes away from Athlone, Midland Lighting are ideally located to service a nationwide market. The fact that founder / proprietor Michael Delaney hails from a farming background himself means he understands implicitly the needs and expectations of farmers and this is a key asset of the business.
“We run a beef operation here and I noticed that nobody out there was supplying lights with the farm market specifically in mind,” he notes.
The advantages of the high-quality products supplied by Midland Lighting are manifold but ranking high amongst these is the fact that, as well as being ultra-efficient, the lights and fittings are completely heat-, moisture- and ammonia- poof – all prerequisites within farming environments!
“A big consideration for any farmer running a beef, poultry or pig enterprise is that there is ammonia in the atmosphere, which will melt light fittings,” he continues. “But the IP66 LED product, for example, is fully moisture-resistant at heat and ammonia resistant. It can withstand extreme conditions found on farms and is also fully power-washable. It’s also European-made and comes with stainless steel brackets and a full warranty.”
Midland Lighting’s industrial-standard LED light fittings with IP66 / IP69 protection are dustproof, waterproof and impact resistant. “All of our products are tested by the German Department of Agriculture for suitability for pig units,” says Michael. “Everything is made in Europe to our specification and we only use Philips and Osram controls. It all comes with a five-year warranty.”
Bearing in mind that lighting accounts for one of the greatest expenses encountered by pig farmers, for example, a significant percentage decrease in this overhead can have a huge knock-on effect on their bottom line!
Since Day One, Midland Lighting has insisted on using only quality components, including other industry-leading names like Tridonic, GE and Helvar. They also supply GE and Ansell yard / floodlights in a full range of sizes – 10w, 30w, 50w, 100w, 148w and 200w.
Midland Lighting have supplied products to most of Ireland’s leading pig units as well as Teagasc’s Food Research Centre at Moorepark, Hermitage Genetics in Kilkenny and some Rosderra Meats sites not to mention ABP Food Group, Lakeland Dairies, Slaney Meats, Walsh Mushrooms, Reilly Mushrooms and Codd Mushrooms in Carlow. Indeed, Michael says their lights are in use in every county in Ireland.
The company is available to assist farmers with sorting out their grants and will also liaise with contractors to arrange installations. “We can calculate how much savings can be made from having these lights installed and what the return on investment will be,” says Michael. “LED lights will use 60-70% less power than the existing light set-up, so the savings are substantial, while all our new products come with plugs for rapid installation, convenient changing and can be easily maintained.”
With steady demand for their products and a proud track record for delivering unrivalled, value-added solutions that save farmers money in the long term, the future looks bright for Midland Lighting:
“Our products are more robust and more suitable for harsher environments where temperatures are higher and there are increased levels of ammonia and moisture,” Michael concludes. “We are tried and trusted at this stage. We’ve been importing this product for more than a decade now and we carry a huge stock. Things have really picked up in the last few years and the business continues to grow, offering customers strong, durable products that will save them money.”
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First published in Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 8 No 1, February/March 2020