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Avoid these lighting pitfalls

Thu, 08/27/2015

Illumination improvements yield energy and cost savings if you avoid common upgrade stumbling blocks.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor


Incandescent. Compact fluorescent. Light emitting diode. Metal halide. From antiquated to efficient, on-farm lighting options span the energy-use gamut. Lighting is often one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use on a dairy.

As with anything in life, though, there are numerous ways to botch a lighting upgrade. In the Penn State Dairy Digest, Agricultural Engineer John Tyson and Research Associate Daniel Ciolkosz illuminated four common pitfalls to watch for when taking your lighting to the next level. Read more

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