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150w HPS poultry house light

150w HPS poultry house light

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This is what a lot of chicken and turkey factory farms use for lighting. (you know, those long buildings you see in the countryside with dim HPS light coming out of the windows) These use 150w HPS medium base lamps, and are actually quite small for an HID fixture. I have seen these in use in farms, however the dirt on them really shows up because of the white finish. These cost around $120 new, which is kind of expensive if you ask me (You could easily build something like this yourself).

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Nov 30, 2017 at 05:52 PM Author: BlueHalide
Whenever HID lighting is marketed for specialty applications (Horticulture and Aquarium are two other examples) such as this the price goes up considerably, even if the fixture quality is the same or lower than that of products for commercial "general lighting" market. This is basically a standard barn light with an HPS ballast fitted and a power cord.
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Nov 30, 2017 at 06:02 PM Author: BlueHalide
Also I was going to add that when I was younger I visited such a poultry facility, instead they were using clear mercury vapor in 250w low bays, when I asked about the choice of clear mercury the farmer said that with chicken hatchlings you need to only use light that has really bad CRI (I think the term he actually used was "one color light") in order to keep the chicks from attacking each other or something, apparently this behavior goes away as the chicken ages as they all eventually get moved to outside or another barn with skylights after a few weeks under the mercury vapor.
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Dec 01, 2017 at 03:58 PM Author: Lumex120
Yep, if a chick gets injured and it draws blood, the other ones will curiously peck it. Using red or low-CRI light gets rid of this problem.

LEDs = Downgrade 99% of the applications.

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Dec 02, 2017 at 12:01 AM Author: tolivac
This light is shown in he Growers Supply catalogs.
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Dec 03, 2017 at 02:09 AM Author: ace100w120v
FarmTek!
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Dec 04, 2017 at 07:51 AM Author: Lumex120

This light is shown in he Growers Supply catalogs.

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LEDs = Downgrade 99% of the applications.

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Dec 04, 2017 at 09:01 AM Author: randacnam7321

*coughcoughweedgrowerssupplycoughcough*

They sell a lot more than stuff that would go to pot growers. Have been looking into some of their commercial greenhouses what fer growing a lot of my own food and for homeschooling educational projects but I need the money/land/descendants first knock wood.

Old school FTW!

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Dec 04, 2017 at 12:41 PM Author: ace100w120v
I also looked into such a situation with my dad, commercially growing food, but we gave up on it.
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