June 02, 13
The Importance of Proper Warehouse Lighting
- The Importance of Proper Warehouse Lighting
Proper warehouse lighting is very important to maintain a safe and efficient workplace. In fact, there are health and safety regulations in place that require businesses like factories and warehouses to provide adequate lighting. It’s also important that lights are not too bright because glare can be just as uncomfortable and just as dangerous as inadequate lighting.
Providing proper warehouse lighting is important to keep your business running efficiently but the energy efficiency of your lighting is also very important. Simply keeping the lights on in your warehouse adds up to a substantial electricity bill each month. One way to help reduce costs is to turn the lights off when they’re not in use and fortunately there is an easy way to do that. There are light fixtures available that will respond to occupancy meaning that the light will come on automatically when someone is in the room and shut off after a certain period of time when no one is in the room. Lights can also be set to turn on automatically when there is insufficient ambient light and to turn off when there is plenty of light.
Energy costs can also be greatly reduced by using the right type of lighting. Electricity bills can be very high but with the right type of warehouse lighting you can reduce your energy costs by 50% or more per month. If your warehouse is still using T12 fluorescent lighting or HID (high intensity discharge) lighting you can save a lot of money by switching to T8 and T5 fluorescent lighting which is far more energy-efficient.
At http://hibritelighting.com/ we have everything you need to make your warehouse lighting as energy-efficient as possible. We offer highly efficient T5 and T8 lamps with up to 38,000 hours lamp life. We also have a special Miro4 reflector with a 95% reflective surface to give you more light while using less energy. Older light fixtures can lose a lot of their luminescence as they age and this lumen degradation can be as much as 40% in HID lighting. This means that HID lighting will lose up to 40% of it’s brightness over time and it can take as little as a year or two. With our high efficiency warehouse lighting you will experience less than 7% light loss over the entire life of the lamp. Longer-lasting lamps will also equate to lower maintenance costs because you won’t have to pay an employee to replace them as often.
Our lamps are energy efficient and long-lasting with virtually no maintenance costs. They also provide plenty of light and even higher-quality light than HID’s. For more information on how we can help you with your warehouse lighting needs, leave your name and e-mail address in our contact form or call us at 605-339-1111 for a free energy analysis.