Retail Seafood Display Case Lighting2023-05-30T12:22:01+00:00

Retail Seafood Display Case Lighting

Fish and seafood spoil faster than other meats. Most seafood display case lighting will reduce seafood shelf life even further by emitting enough heat and radiation to raise the temperature of shellfish and fillets to unsafe levels.

Why is Seafood Lighting So Important?

The type of lighting that is used in seafood display cases is extremely important. All lights emit heat and light however, the type of light will determine how much light and heat are emitted and its affect on the seafood. Even a slight rise in temperature above the ideal 29°F will cause bacteria to grow exponentially putting shoppers at risk.

Heat and ultraviolet radiation dehydrates seafood displays, causing fin fish, shellfish and crustaceans to lose moisture content. This affects their sale weight and directly impacts profits.

With prolonged exposure to heat and UV radiation seafood and fish decomposes rapidly and produces a “fishy” smell which is an obvious indicator of seafood gone bad. Fresh seafood should have a nice aroma not an overwhelming “fishy smell”.

Promolux Lights Are Unique To Fresh Food Displays

Compared to other fluorescent and LED lighting, Promolux fluorescents and LEDs use Safe Spectrum technology which is the foundation for food safe lighting.

Promolux lights filter over 86% of the UVB radiation and 52% of UVA radiation.

The result is fresher looking and smelling seafood displays that maintain their moisture content and shopper appeal.

When whole fish, fillets, shellfish, dried and smoked fish are put on display, they are immediately vulnerable so why not create an alluring display that also provides the greatest protection for your valuable seafood merchandise.

With Promolux, you can show off the true pinks of fresh salmon, the rainbow & silver hues of whole trout, the subtle creamy colors of scallops and the deep tones of the assorted shellfish.