Commercial chicken farms, where poultry is raised and processed, are essential to meeting our growing population’s food requirements.

Such structures, which can house hundreds of chickens at one time, are stinky due to fermentation of litter, growth of bacteria and the presence of ammonia. Even with high cleanliness standards, chicken farming operations tend to have a lingering odor that can be detected at a considerable distance.

Chicken farms are subject to periodic cleaning via high-pressure hose-down sessions. This comprehensive approach is one of the most effective methods for cleaning chicken farms. During the process, the facility is emptied out and an operator (suited up in a cleaning suit) sprays down the ceilings, walls and floor. Neutral or alkaline-based detergents and disinfectants are applied, then washed off until the area is fully washed down.

Illuminating chicken farms require the use of rugged lighting systems. The units should be capable of withstanding wet environments, corrosive cleaning agents and mild accumulation of dust and nasty residues.

An example of a chicken light that can support commercial poultry farming operations is the Larson Electronics Non-metallic LED Fixture (WDL-48-6K-ITG-LED-SSE).

This 4-foot long, solid-state LED lamp provides powerful illumination at 6,083 lumens of output. Equipped with an expected lifespan of 50,000+ hours, the flood beam configuration can light up wide spaces efficiently, making it ideal for chicken farms.

Below are some notable features of the 72-watt Larson Electronics chicken LED light:

  • Thermoplastic, non-metallic housing w/ a rounded design (prevents build up)
  • Shatterproof polycarbonate lens
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Rated for high-pressure jets/wash-down
  • Suitable for wet locations
  • NSF certified food equipment
  • Operates on universal 120-277V AC

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