Lighting System Operting Cost

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Date: 
1997
Volume: 
9
Number: 
14
Tip Category: 
Energy conservation
Lighting

With yearly electricity bills often exceeding fuel bills, managing electricity usage is a major area of concern for most broiler growers. Often, when growers are trying to figure out how they can reduce their power bills, they concentrate their efforts on reducing fan usage. Though fans are typically responsible for the largest portion of a growers power bill, it is important to note that electricity bills can be significantly reduced on many farms by making relatively inexpensive changes to the lighting system.