Energy efficient lighting solutions
Industrial lighting is focused around the principals of Health & Safety, with the provision of providing adequate lighting to the industrial work space for successful outcome and safety of those involved.
Today’s industrial space has to cope with a wide range of challenges from manufacture and assembly areas to heavily industry in dirty, hot and humid environments. The type and quality of light is a key element in producing a successful lighting upgrade.
Before you make any changes to your existing lighting schemes, consider the following points.
Most industrial lighting needs to be planned to consider the needs of the area to ensure any changes are positive impact and not just saving energy based on a connected load reduction.
This may include option such as:
- Light levels in accordance with task
- Racking, Open area, Transition, Loading Despatch, manufacturing and multiple use areas
- Colour temperature, impact of correct colour
- Type of luminaire, IP rating and suitability
- Glare from lights when using reach trucks or pallet racking
- Location and type of machinery being used to avoid stroboscopic effects
- Lighting controls integral, mesh or hybrid
- Emergency lighting, stand alone, central battery or integral
- Directional signage will be required to ensure safe exit from the site in the event of a power failure.
Having planned a new lighting scheme using LED and taking account of the impacts and benefits the new scheme will deliver a cost saving in some cases up to 70% reduction in energy. Where lighting controls can be added due to periods of low occupancy or absence, selecting controls to manage the space can further reduce energy consumption. Controls working with LED can be a key driver for energy efficient industrial lighting.
To help you achieve this Advance LED have developed a 5-step process to deliver the ideal LED lighting solution in conjunction with you.