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LED Lighting = Happy Turkeys

February 4, 2013

For the past year, The Minnesota Project has been introducing LED lighting in poultry barns through a Conservation & Applied Research Development Grant from the Minnesota Division of Energy Resources.    The state-of-the-art LED lights, designed and produced by ONCE Innovations of Plymouth, MN, offer energy efficiency savings, as well as the promise of increased production through more balanced lighting and a light spectrum tailored to poultry production.

The Minnesota Project is proud to announce it has completed the implementation stage of the project by confirming participation from Life Science Innovations/Willmar Poultry of Willmar, MN.  This poultry farm will install a grand total of 1,375 energy efficient LED lights across nine barns as flocks rotate out.  In total, The Minnesota Project is working with 13 poultry farms and has introduced over 2,500 energy saving LED lights for some happy birds.

The next steps in the project are to monitor the LED lights’ practical performance and track energy cost savings.  Ultimately, The MN Project aims to develop incentive programming with electric utilities to assist their conservation improvement planning (CIP) requirements under Minnesota law.  Stay tuned for more developments!

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  1. February 6, 2013 1:49 am

    Nice Blog, Thanks for sharing useful information about LED Lighting.

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