Lighting is an important aspect of housing horses. Your horses’ stable, including stall, aisle, and storage areas, should be well-lit, and all electrical systems should be secure. This is for your own sake as well as your horses’—stables and barns should be safe for all who enter them!
Here’s how to light your horse’s stable so you can ensure the safety of everything and everyone inside.
Choose the Right Type of Lighting
Not all types of lighting are created equal. For example, incandescent lamps are not a good choice for agricultural use. They generate significant heat with little protection—particularly a hazard during summer months when hay can catch fire.
Choose cool-burning bulbs instead, like fluorescents. Also, while shatter-proof bulbs may be an extra expense, the safety benefits make them a worthwhile investment!
Pay Attention to Wiring
It’s important not to leave wires exposed for your horse or rodents to chew on. Make sure that any wires are metal-sheathed! Certain types of conduits can rust when exposed to the elements, so you may want to paint the wires with a rust-prevention spray to keep them in good condition.
Don’t Forget Exterior Lights
Don’t forget to consider exterior lights when planning a lighting system for your horse’s stable. Place a timer or motion sensor in the light over the door so that you won’t fumble with keys or a latch in the dark. Also, consider a floodlight that shines into nearby paddocks or pastures if you need to find your horses at night.
Now that you know how to safely light your horse’s stable, it’s time to think about where you’re housing your horses. Deer Creek Structures has been creating secure, expertly crafted horse barns and run-in sheds deep in the heart of Texas since 2005.
Our barns and sheds can be customized made to accommodate any livestock or horses you have. Build your barn or shed online, then submit your selections by requesting a quote. We will contact you to review it before building. There is no obligation!
Call (254)546-2276 for any questions regarding our services.