Manufacturing facilities and warehouses have plenty of overhead to contend with, and one of them is energy costs. Manufacturing work areas need constant, bright illumination and traditionally this was done by installing high-intensity metal halide or fluorescent fixtures. These may provide the bright lighting needed to safely conduct manufacturing, but as far as energy consumption goes, they are terribly inefficient.
LED lighting is nothing new but recent advances in manufacturing have made a complete LED retrofit more cost effective for companies that would need to change hundreds or thousands of bulbs at once.
LED lighting is cheaper to operate and cheaper to replace
A 120 watt LED fixture will require 70% as much power to operate over its lifetime than an equivalent traditional light. Multiply that by LED’s longer life cycle and there is no question that they are the superior choice for manufacturing and warehouse applications
Beyond energy efficiency, if you are still using metal halide or fluorescent then you’re most likely wasting money and time changing bulbs. In some ,cases you need to factor in the cost of downtime when you are constantly replacing bulbs in critical areas. The long life of LED bulbs means less downtime and less money spent on replacements.
LED lighting is higher quality illumination
The color temperature and intensity of LED lighting is ideal for industrial and warehouse applications. They produce a cooler light that is bright enough for manufacturing areas yet easy on the eyes and comfortable to be under for hours. They don’t degrade over time and can be adjusted for brightness and dimming. Also, unlike metal halide or fluorescent fixtures, LED lights come on and turn off almost instantly which means they are ideal for systems with occupancy sensors.
LED lighting lowers your carbon footprint
Manufacturing companies are consumers too, and they must weigh their environmental impact against their operations. One of the ways you can minimize the impact your operations have on the environment is to switch to LED lighting products which contain no mercury or other contaminants which means they can be disposed of with normal waste.
LED lighting is easier to control
LED bulbs are easily integrated into an overall energy efficiency automated control system that allows a building’s energy systems to be managed from a single dashboard. They can be tuned to match employee’s natural rhythms to boost productivity and overall job satisfaction.
If you are interested in retrofitting your facility with LED lighting or if you are thinking about installing a complete LED lighting system in a new construction, call Energeia Consulting today for a free consultation. Our lighting experts will assess your current and future lighting needs and provide you with a complete plan that will boost your productivity, allow your business to operate better and safer, and most importantly, how your bottom line will benefit from better, more efficient lighting.