Light Hoods for Sidewall Inlets

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Date: 
2003
Volume: 
15
Number: 
8
Tip Category: 
Air inlets
Lighting

One of the keys to implementing a successful lighting program is being able to keep the house dark during the day so that bird activity is kept to a minimum. How dark is dark? Though there is a fair amount of debate on the subject, most broiler producers find that a light intensity of somewhere between 0.2 and 0.01 ft-candles reduces bird activity to an acceptable level. To put this in perspective the light intensity at floor level in a typical house with 40 watt light bulbs operating at full intensity is approximately 0.5 ft-candles.