New Barn, Lighting ideas?
Groundbreaking begins tomorrow on the Dream House and Barn.
The barn of course is designed, but there's a few more details I need to work out. Primary among these is how to set up lighting.
The barn is 36x36. Three stalls on one side, tack room, wash stall and storage on the other. Central aisle. Natural lighting from 3x3 windows in wash stall, storage, and stalls (stalls also have dutch doors), plus skylights. I'm only concerned about lighting the horse areas.
I want to do lighting that is both low maintenance, and low cost to run. And, of course, bright. Want to use LED as much as practical.
In the barn I'm in now, I'm finding some design problems. All the lights are bulbs, and in the stalls the bulbs are along the aisle side. Both in the aisle and in the stalls, light placement (and perhaps style) cause a lot of shadowing, making it necessary to use a head lamp for some chores (like cleaning hooves). I'm not particularly fond of fluorescents, but will still consider them if they're the best for what I want to do.
So, I'm looking for ideas and suggestions on designing lighting for this barn. An addendum to this would be placement of electrical outlets.
Thanks for any replies!
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