How LEDs Make Warehouse Lighting More Efficient
Apr 12, 2019
Your warehouse lighting is pivotal for the quality of your product, the efficiency of your operations, and the safety of your workers. It’s no place to skimp on quality. You need reliable, bright, and effective lighting that will give you a good return on your investment. That’s why so many warehouse operators are switching to LED lighting. Not only do LED lights last much longer, they don’t need as much maintenance and in the long run, they deliver more lumens at less cost. Here are some points to remember when deciding on making the switch to LED warehouse lighting.
Aiming for Warehouse Lighting Efficiency
Due to the large amount of square footage, warehouses typically run up high energy costs unless significant energy-efficiency measures are taken. The reason LED lights help cut energy costs is they use half as much electricity as traditional lighting. Yet LEDs are much brighter and help provide an uplifting atmosphere.
The average lifespan for an LED warehouse lighting fixture is about 50,000 hours, although some lights may last for as long as 100,000 hours of continuous use. The fact that LED systems do not require much maintenance over time adds to their cost efficiency. LEDs run more efficiently at less than full power, which helps increase the lifespan of the bulbs. Ultimately, an LED system can create a more comfortable work environment as well as keep energy requirements and peak electricity demand under control.
ROI from LED Lighting
Due to the amount of constant action at a warehouse for tracking and moving products, lighting must be sufficient to allow for a busy operation. A warehouse typically sees a return on investment after about two years. Part of speeding up ROI involves using sensors and timers that contribute to a “smart lighting” strategy. An automated technique known as “adaptive lighting” helps conserve energy with the help of electronic sensors that detect activity in the environment.
Instant and Consistent Illumination
Another advantage to LED lights is that they illuminate instantly after being turned on, whereas traditional industrial lighting takes awhile for lamps to light up. Once an organization switches to LEDs they will no longer have to endure the long warm-up times that are typical of conventional warehouse and stadium lighting systems, particularly those using metal halide lamps. Metal halide lamps burn more energy per unit of light output (measured in lumens) during the warm-up period, which is why so many stadiums have been shifting to LEDs in recent years.
A properly configured lighting system eliminates dark spots that can be hazardous, especially in a high-intensity warehouse setting.
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