There is much more to the planning of the lighting for a warehouse than a general grid of fixtures. We know that LED lighting effects energy efficiency and running costs, as well as the maintenance of these fixtures. However, there are special challenges when it comes to warehouse lighting.
Poorly arranged lighting installations waste energy, badly reduce illuminance levels by delivering light to the wrong place and make maintenance an unnecessarily expensive and time-consuming procedure. Make sure you know where the racking is meant to be so that luminaires don't end up on top of shelves.
LED installations should be efficient in any event, but that is no reason not to exploit the technical characteristics of the source. LEDs can be dimmed easily. Using localized presence detectors to help reduce energy consumption when no work is going on saves energy.
Linking a robust lighting control strategy with reporting software gives you feedback to inform you how well the installation is working. Having a full-time analysis of a lighting installation that's operating at height and over long periods can bring all kind of benefits when it comes to preventative maintenance.
Warehouses can run 24/7 and that means a life-span for an LED array of around 50,000 hours is less than 7 years. While one of the main advantages to using LED lighting is its longevity, there will come a day when the light will need to be replaced.
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