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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: (doi:10.13031/2013.17771) in Lighting. Chapter 11 in Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture, 3rd edition, 301-341. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: Gustafson, Robert J., and Mark T. Morgan
Keywords: Basic Concepts of Light, Types of Light Sources, Lighting Requirements, Types of Lighting Systems, Lighting Calculations for Interior Areas,Outdoor Floodlighting
A good lighting system will place the proper quantity and quality of light where it
is needed in a cost-effective way. The amount of light needed is highly dependent on
the tasks being performed. The light needed to see while crossing an open lot or farmyard
is quite different from that needed for reading or operating machinery. In all
cases, having good lighting is vital to health, comfort, convenience, and safety.