The Light Repel System (LRS)
The LRS deters elephants encroaching into agricultural land and private property through a system of ‘blinking lights’, which has been scientifically proven to ‘repel’ elephants by leveraging off a biological limitation of the elephant. Elephant vision is very limited. Several studies have proven the structure of an elephant’s eye is the same as humans. Red cells in the retina have a lower threshold value for infra lights. Due to this lower threshold value, when the lights work, elephants lose their peripheral vision & sight. Due to the flickering action of the light, there is a temporarily loss of vision, and therefore, the Elephant will continue to avoid the location of lights. Thus, protecting agricultural land and comunities.
The system runs on a DC current charged by the National Grid. As it is a parallel connection, when one light burns out others will continue to blink at 15 second intervals. Testing undertaken so far indicates that a power source is needed for every 15 lights within the LRS model. An acre is nearly 260 linear meters. On average, the land area the size of an acre requires 45 lights at 6m apart. Each 15 light clusters need a power source. To provide the required power, a DC battery, charging unit and a strobe controller is needed.