SEP Funds Leveraged $1.5 Million Grant for Alternative Lighting for Poultry Farm

$1.5 million
Grant capitalized by SEP funding and funding from the Arkansas Energy Office

Savings in lighting costs

Will provide appropriate type of lighting for poultry operations


In Arkansas, the State Energy Office leveraged SEP funding to provide a $1.5 million grant to the University of Arkansas to demonstrate high-efficiency lighting for poultry houses.  According to the project, all of the lights — dimmable light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescents and cold cathode lamps — have proved to be more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. Specifically, the demonstration showed that LED technologies are saving up to 84 percent for the lighting costs compared to conventional lighting over 5 years and, importantly, provide the appropriate type of lighting for poultry operations.

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