California Dairy Farms
2015-12-11

Project Name: California Dairy Farms

Type of Facility: Dairy Facilties

Location: Kern County, California



CHALLENGE

A great majority of California dairy farms are altering their management practices and investing in cost-effective measures due to the rapidly increasing energy costs and rising environmental concerns. On average, dairy farms consume more energy than any other agricultural operation with lighting accounting for 17 percent of the dairy farm’s total electrical energy consumption (Peterson, 2008). Dairy farms located in Kern County and surrounding areas including Bidart Dairy, Grimmway Farms, Newhouse Dairy, Poso Creek Dairy, West-Star North Dairy, etc. have been experiencing increased power consumption, higher operating costs, and poor quality of lighting for many years without a cost effective and efficient solution in sight.


SOLUTION

Striving to maintain the highest quality of productivity and efficiency, each of the dairy farms enlisted the expertise of Hallett Electric with the use of ATG Electronics LED products. Since 2014, more than 1,000 metal halide, fluorescent, high pressure sodium, and incandescent fixtures have been replaced with ATG’s 150-watt High Bays; WallPacks in 40, 60, and 90-watts; Canopy Lights in 40, 60, and 90-watts; and Flood Lights in 100, 150, and 300-watts. The complete lighting retrofit on each facility only took approximately one to three weeks depending on the farm’s size. 


BENEFITS

The installation of low cost, high efficiency ATG Electronics LED products by Hallett Electric has provided each dairy farm with the productivity, safety, and cost saving benefits unseen before. In addition, each dairy farm now benefits from little to no maintenance for ATG Electronics LED products, drastic energy savings, and the simple pleasure of LED lights turning on instantly without any delayed reaction. Overall, each facility’s new retrofit is experiencing anywhere from 60-80 percent in energy savings after switching over to ATG Electronics LED products. 


PRODUCTS

The products used in the California Dairy Farms Project include:

• eLucent 150W-200W High Bay

• eLucent WPFC WallPacks (40, 60, and 90-watts)

• iBright™ Flood Light (100, 150, and 300-watts)

• eLucent CP Canopy Light (40, 60, and 90-watts)



ABOUT ATG ELECTRONICS

Founded in 2001, ATG Electronics is a nationally-recognized brand in the field of retrofitting conventional lights to LED lights. Its durable, high performance LED lighting products demonstrate the company's worldwide cutting-edge capabilities in an evolving industry. All of ATG's energy-efficient products are DLC compliant. ATG Electronics has headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with two ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facilities in China. Products are in stock and available to ship from ATG's distribution center in California. 

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