The warehousing lighting is not only about lighting, It also determines the working atmosphere of workers in there is good or not. A safer working environment means a higher productivity and working morale. So professional and healthy warehouse lighting solutions are the TOP CONSIDERABLE FACTORS when you design new lighting system for your plant, logistics or distribution center etc.
Effects of poor lighting solutions,
- Visual fatigue;
- Higher error rate;
- Dizziness and headache;
- May affect your biological clock;
- Increasing the possibility of accident happens.
Professional warehouse lighting solutions at least with those following advantages,
- Flicker free;
- Anti-glare & sufficient light;
- Appropriate lighting contrast;
- Exactly right lighting distribution;
- Lower maintenance rate and cost;
- Workers in there – safe, healthy and feel good.
Why the old warehouse lighting solutions need upgrade
The light source of old warehouse lighting solutions’ high/low bay lighting fixtures mostly is 400-600W even higher wattage HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs or MH (metal halide) lamps. There also has the fluorescent lamp (T8 and T5 lighting fixture) for some lower ceiling lighting application, like the warehouse office lighting. So, the HID and MH bulb high bay lights are mostly installed on the ceiling, which distance at least over 15 feet from the ground.
With these conventional light source, your electricity cost bill will stay at a very high level, not only because they can’t saving energy as good as LED warehouse lighting fixtures, but there also some overlooked factors.
- The application efficiency of HID and MH bulbs’ emitting is not good, both of them are with a 360°emitting direction, which make a wasting of light. But for warehouse lighting application, mostly it needs the accent lighting effect. So, maybe the quantity of your old warehouse lighting fixtures is actually higher than it should be (in other words, when you use the LED warehouse lighting solutions do the replacement, the quantity of lamps will cut down).
- Generally, we are only count the power consumption of lamp-self, but we miss the energy cost of HID bulbs and fluorescent lamps’ control ballasts. These parts’ power cost is from 5W to 40W, depends on the light source demand.
- Higher maintenance cost and rate, not just the labor and new lamp cost. Every time you need rent a cherry picker for the dead bulb changing job, this cost is not cheap. And by the way, you need repainting the big black points on the wall back to white color, which points have been blackened by the high temperature traditional lamps, or the black wall will reduce the lighting efficiency.
- As the old lamps need a warm-up step to turn on and cool-down step for turn off. With such an unexpected delay, it makes these conventional lamps can’t work well/smooth with motion sensors, which can achieve lights automatic turn off function if there no one working there.
Think about it, so many extra and hidden factors rise your electricity bill up. Not just few hundred dollars, surely it will over thousands per year. And you still even not realize them! So, why not change to the LED warehouse lighting solutions.
Why LED warehouse lighting solutions
LED light is the highest efficacy and latest lighting technology at present, they can working with intelligent dimming system and microwave motion sensors to achieve more energy and cost saving. At the same time, lifespan of LED lamps also be extended by whole system.
- Save up to 70-80% power cost – if you pay 6000USD for electricity bill per year with the old warehouse lighting solutions. After the LED lighting fixtures replacement, bill will straight drops to 1800USD or less (6000-1800=4200USD! SO, WHY NOT?);
- LED lights with a longer service time compare with conventional lamps, and if the LED light’s cooling system, driver and chip quality as good as enough, LED light lifespan over 50,000 hours is no problem. But, here they are in a intelligent warehouse lighting control system, which can make their lifetime double possibility;
- Improve warehouse lighting quality, make the working environment safer and light distributed to the right place – higher working efficiency depends on better working condition;
- The Intelligent control system is rise the application efficiency of whole warehouse lighting system – lights only light up when someone working there;
- Lower maintenance rate, also means no more worry about the broken bulbs disposal problems – environment friendly (without any toxic gas);
- Considered the energy saving and low carbon production of LED lighting solutions. Nowadays, there are many countries’ government offering subsidies for the qualified LED lighting transformation projects. It makes the lighting system upgrade more easy and cheaper, even cost nothing!
When we working in the warehouse, we need our eyes and right lights support us to watch out the oncoming cars, machines and pedestrian etc., to avoid accidents happen. Also need them to help us find the right item from lots of goods. And different working areas need different lighting effect to make work more efficiency. So we need the safer and better warehouse lighting solutions.