Switching to LED lighting can save your business over 60% in energy costs overnight, according to the US Department of Energy. Lighting represents almost two thirds of the average warehouse’s electricity end use.
Much of that electricity goes to high-bay lighting (which is defined as indoor lighting spaces with ceilings 25ft+). Unfortunately, a large amount of the electricity used to light these fixtures is wasted due to outdated technology!
Wasted electricity comes in many forms, such as high-intensity discharge (HID) and linear fluorescents, as the most notable examples. This is why many warehouses are turning to light emitting diodes (LEDs) for their high-bay fixtures.
Top 4 Benefits of LED High-Bays:
1. Reduced heat output
LEDs have a much lower heat output than other light bulbs. This can be particularly helpful for refrigerated warehouses, where the heat given off by older bulbs makes it difficult to maintain optimum refrigeration temperatures and leads to higher energy costs.
2. Light quality and safety
With LEDs, warehouse lighting can make for a safer and more productive work environment. Employees can see more clearly, making movement throughout the facility much easier. For example, forklift operators can move through loading areas better with improved visibility to see other employees and potential obstacles.
3. Reduced maintenance
Due to their height and the large number of bulbs required, high-bay fixtures are some of the most difficult to maintain. Getting to bulbs that need to be replaced requires special equipment. Older bulbs with shorter lifespans than LEDs need to be replaced frequently. LEDs last 2 to 5 times longer than HIDs, which means less time and resources being devoted to basic maintenance. Life expectancy of LEDs is typically between 50,000-100,000 hours.
4. Dimming and lighting controls
LEDs also lend themselves easily to dimming and other lighting controls. They turn on and off immediately, whereas HIDs take much longer to reach full brightness. They can be connected to occupancy and other lighting sensors so that intermittently used spaces are not lit when they aren't being used. LEDs work well with dimming controls, allowing you to add control to lighting environments and tailor lighting levels.
Adopting LED Technology
From offices to warehouses to production buildings and docks, LED lighting is the the most cost-effective, green, and long-lasting solution.
To find out how LEDs can improve your bottom line, contact us for a free LED lighting consultation!