Industrial lighting designers need to take a lot of considerations into account when specifying warehouse lighting. Solutions need to address a variety of issues like long operating hours, changes in temperature, wide open spaces, hard to reach ceilings, unique building designs and energy consumption costs – to name but a few!
Many industrial managers, architects and specifiers rely on the help of lighting experts when adding warehouse lighting. In this article, we’re going to outline some of the key specifications to consider and the kind of solutions that make for a great performance from your lighting system.
Warehouse Lighting Levels
One of the most important questions to answer is what lighting levels are appropriate for the warehouse? Our guide to light levels gives a good overview of the requirements in warehouses but no two locations are the same so levels may need to be altered accordingly. Here’s a good rule of thumb – we typically recommend 100 – 300 Lux.
Safety in warehouses is obviously going to be a high priority, often there can be machinery moving around and making sure staff are safe is important. Installing the correct warehouse lighting that provides ample illumination without causing glare and light spill is the solution.
Lighting levels can have a big impact on productivity in the workplace. You can improve the lighting by adding in extra luminaires, position the lights in better locations or create greater distances between the luminaire and your staff. Make sure that the luminaires you are using are good quality and create a nice atmosphere to work in.
If you need any clarifications on what lighting levels should be in your warehouse contact Veelite, the definitive lighting design specialist.
High Bay Lighting
It can be tricky to get lighting right in a high bay warehouse due to the high ceilings and open spaces. We suggest using high bay lighting as the best solution in areas where the ceiling is higher than 25 foot. It is also important to use a heavy duty luminaire that has a long life and is robust enough to do the job.
How to Save Money
Keeping your premises well-lit is an ongoing cost and if you want to reduce costs and energy consumption LED Warehouse Lighting is the solution. LED luminaires have a long life and can achieve savings of up to 50% on energy costs. In a recent article we discussed some of the best LED Warehouse luminaires and the features of each.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut costs even further with the right set-up? A good solution is to use a lighting control system. Quite a lot of warehouses use a zoning approach whereby all of the most needed items are placed in one area and the less used are kept in a separate area where the lights are not as bright or even switched off unless needed.
Automatic controls such as occupancy sensors have become extremely advanced and a good solution is to add them to your warehouse lighting to further reduce costs. A narrow beam sensor control can be added to the Aisle and Warehouse Light that will automatically switch it off after a predetermined time.
If you are looking for warehouse lighting solutions please contact a member of our team. We will be able to advise you on the correct lighting system and supply appropriate products.
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