June 02, 13
- Warehouse Lighting
The importance of suitable warehouse lighting cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to those who spend a great portion of their days inside the facility. Much of the work that is carried out in warehouses is heavy and can be particularly dangerous when the lighting is inadequate. Operating forklifts, moving palettes, working with light and heavy machinery are all common activities that occur in warehouses, and all require near-perfect lighting for optimal function and safety.
The importance of an adequate warehouse lighting plan becomes perfectly clear with one glance at the history of lawsuits for injuries and disabilities traced back to poor lighting on the job. The problem, if not rectified, can even be fatal. Docks, shelving, aisles, filing and storage areas should all have their own unique lighting plan. And on top of providing sufficient lighting, the best such plans also take into consideration the overall, long-term efficacy of the luminaires involved, their cost upfront and value over time, their maintenance demands, luminescence and installation requirements.
As with every lighting plan, the design that illuminates each warehouse must be specific to the venue, but there are those solutions that are repeatedly used for most big spaces, simply because they make so much sense. High bay lighting is one of those solutions. This refers to lamp fixtures that are designed to provide horizontal as well as vertical illumination, when mounted in the “high bays” of a ceiling twenty feet or more in height. T8 and T5 lights are two of the most popular choices. Both are new generations of fluorescents that offer intense lighting that is thrown for great distances, nearly carefree maintenance, with lamp life durations between 10,000 hours and 38,000 hours.
HiBrite HighBay Industrial Lighting
The high bay lighting offered by HiBrite is designed specifically for various warehouse requirements. Within the HiBrite product sheets, you will find a wide array of lamps and lighting fixtures that address many aspects of lighting a large area in different ways, and in differing kinds of spaces.
HiBrite’s energy-efficient, beautiful, fluorescent lighting has taken the industry by storm because:
- HiBrite industrial lamps double usable light levels.
- The user saves more than 50% on lighting bills, just by installing our innovative lamps with 95% reflective surfaces.
- HiBrite HIDs offer a sought-after “instant-on” feature.
- HiBrite lamps are nearly maintenance-free.
- HiBrite energy-friendly fluorescent lamps give you a lamp life of from 36,000 to 38,000 hours of highly effective, flicker-free lighting.
Energy-conscious companies such as HiBrite are constantly pioneering new high-efficiency lighting products, and the competition is fierce. It is the user, particularly the commercial or industrial company, who benefits most from the waves of improvements coming one on the heels of another. Our generation will see the end of Edison’s much-beloved but vastly outdated incandescent bulb, in favor of lighting solutions that hone in closer and closer to the optimal: great light at great value.