Black Evaporative Cooling Pads and Fans

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Date: 
2001
Volume: 
13
Number: 
10
Tip Category: 
Evaporative cooling
Exhaust fans
Lighting

With more and more producers building or retrofitting to black curtain houses there is a significant amount of interest in getting the areas near the evaporative cooling pads and tunnel fans darker. The light entering a house through evaporative cooling pads and exhaust fans can result in a these areas of the house being 10 to 100 times brighter than the remainder of the house. The higher light intensities near the pads and fans lead to a significant increase bird activity in these areas of the house which of course is something producers are trying to limit in these houses in the first place.