Brumm Speaks Out: Lighting expenses in swine facilities

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The past couple of days I’ve been doing some comparisons on lighting options for swine facilities. As part of the comparisons I’ve had to examine our current lighting expenses in our research barns.

All of the swine industry is currently moving to compact florescent bulbs. The most common bulb I see being used in the ‘jelly jar’ fixtures in swine units is the 23W Greenlite spiral bulb. Our experiences at SVC Research is that we replace approximately 50 percent of these bulbs every year.

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