Barn and Arena Lighting

The need for good quality horse barn and arena lighting is never made more apparent than during veterinary visits and winter’s dark days. Aside from the obvious purpose of illuminating the barn and stalls, lighting has many other uses that you may not realize. Non-agricultural lighting and bare incandescent bulbs simply don’t provide the quality of lighting needed to accurately assess a horse’s condition. Adequate lighting is one of those barn accessories that should never be placed on the back burner.

Lighting that isn’t meant for agricultural use, especially bare incandescent bulbs, can present several hazards for your horses. Barns are dusty places, filled with cobwebs and bits of hay. When these items accumulate on a bare incandescent bulb, the risk of fire is greatly elevated. Not only that, but bare incandescent bulbs provide no protection from direct contact with the bulb. Even a cage around the bulb won’t protect your horse if the bulb accidentally bursts or shatters.

What kind of equine lighting is appropriate for a horse barn? Horse barn lighting should not be industrial fans; they should be manufactured specifically for agricultural use. RAMM only carries lights designed specifically for agricultural use in the equine industry.

What makes RAMM’s horse arena lighting different? The construction and performance. RAMM horse barn lighting is UL approved and produces daylight-quality lighting with better distribution. Certain models contain no rusting parts and are even safe for wash racks. They are cool burning and turn on instantly (even at temperatures as low as 20°F below 0°F). The electronic ballast is designed to withstand power surges that can be common in farm facilities. The lights are enclosed with gaskets to seal out moisture, dust, bugs, and more. Moreover, even the color rendition is accurate; making it possible to properly assess a horse’s condition.

RAMM horse barn lighting is also efficient and will reduce your electric bill. The lamps last up to 40 times longer than regular incandescent bulbs, meaning you’ll spend less time and money changing out bulbs. RAMM lighting is also safer and doesn’t present the fire hazards as equine barn lighting of the past did. You may even be eligible for reduced insurance premiums when you update your horse stalls with RAMM lighting.

If you’d like to update your barn lighting, we welcome you to contact us at 1-800-434-8456. Friendly RAMM representatives are more than happy to help you plan your lighting fixtures and/or other RAMM products.