ASABE Revises Agricultural Facilities Lighting System Standard

ASABE Revises Agricultural Facilities Lighting System Standard

ASABE The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its agricultural lighting system standard.

The new document, ASAE EP344.4, Lighting Systems for Agricultural Facilities, includes updates that reflect current practices and equipment. The document is intended as a guide for the effective design of lighting installations on or within agricultural facilities. The guidelines apply to optimizing lighting installations used for:

• Optimized worker performance
• Optimized physiological or biological responses of livestock, birds, fish, and plants to alter their production and reproductive capabilities.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting

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