Great to hear about all of these solutions re lighting. I was excited about the question and hoped to see some innovative solutions for the underlying problem, the aging part..
**************************** Thomas A. Green, Ph.D., CCA, TSP President IPM Institute of North America, Inc. 1020 Regent St. Madison WI 53715 608 232-1410, Fax 608 232-1440 ipmwo...@ipminstitute.org <mailto:ipmwo...@ipminstitute.org> www.ipminstitute.org <http://www.ipminstitute.org/> www.entfdn.org <http://www.entfdn.org/> www.greenshieldcertified.org <http://www.greenshieldcertified.org/> www.ipmprime.com <http://www.ipmprime.com/> From: apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.net] On Behalf Of Brian Heatherington Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:47 PM To: Apple-crop discussion list <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [apple-crop] Grading table lighting The "Natural Light" 4 foot fluorescent T-8 bulbs at H. Depot have one of the highest color index ratings available, 94 (out of 100) or thereabouts if memory serves correctly. The Daylight bulbs are a close second (or maybe I have these 2 reversed). I experimented with many (more expensive) options before finding that these resulted in better grading at a cheap price. We do have them mounted low so they shine on the line and table and use a guard to keep light from shining in the eyes. Same light on the ceiling. Our whole room is white and it is very close to daylight. On 9/23/2015 3:33 AM, Charles Davis wrote: We currently use a couple of 4ft fluorescents above the sorting table before bagging. Seems more difficult, as we are getting a little older each year, to distinguish between dark red and brown or black. I was wondering what others were using in their operations? Thank you kind hearted souls. Charles and Patricia _______________________________________________ apple-crop mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Brian Heatherington Beech Creek Orchards Tallapoosa, Georgia, USA <mailto:br...@beechcreekorchards.com> br...@beechcreekorchards.com <http://www.beechcreekorchards.com/> BeechCreekOrchards.com
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