Planning and Installing Lighting for a Horse Barn
How to Plan and Installing Lighting: Each light fixture has its own unique type and quality of light that will be produced, Photo metrics will show the different type of light that will be produced and will be determined by several factors including the height of the fixture.
Planning a Lighting Layout for a Horse Barn
Electrical Question: We were told that there are diagrams or charts for how to space lights for large areas.
- Included in that is suppose to be height, length, and distances.
- Were we given the right information, and if so, how can we find on of them?
- The building is a horse barn, that is 110′ x 250′. With horse stalls on the outside of the footage listed.
This electrical question came from: Victoria, a Electrician from South Sioux City, Nebraska.
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Additional Comments: Wonderfully informative!
Thanks for your electrical question Victoria.
Planning and Installing Lighting in a Horse Barn
- The information you are referring to is called photo metrics which helps with the planning for different types of lighting for different applications.
- Each light fixture has its own unique type and quality of light that will be produced.
- The major manufacturers of lighting fixtures typically include this information in their catalogs which is cross referenced to each light fixture.
- Photo metrics will show the different type of light that will be produced and will be determined by several factors including the height of the fixture, type of lamp and the type of lenses or covering.
- This information must be factored into the environment of the application, which will help determine any electrical code issues, the amount of light that will be required and the style or appearance that you desire, and the budget goals for your barn lighting project.
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