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Warehouse Lighting with LED high bay lights

By December 8, 2015 674 Views No comments

Indoor lighting of wide and high-ceiling areas, such as warehouses, commercials centers, that require high level of illumination can greatly benefit from the LED technology using High-bay LED lights. Ideally fit for installing in warehouses, storage buildings, airports, gymnasiums and other large indoor spaces with mounting heights between 20’-40’. The newest LED technology is gradually replacing the older HID technology providing significant energy-savings.

Warehouse Lighting
According to the Department of Energy, lighting uses as much as 29 percent of the electricity generated in the US and for industrial facilities, traditional lighting:

  • Uses 38 percent of the energy in a typical warehouse
  • Requires 15 percent of the energy in a refrigerated warehouse
  • Consumes 75 percent of a warehouse facility’s energy expenditures when maintenance is factored in with energy costs

Here’s where LED luminaires’ dramatic energy efficiency really makes an impact, particularly because many facilities that illuminate with high bays are in operation 18 to 24 hours a day. Typically, lighting is viewed as a fixed expense, but it shouldn’t be; energy costs can be dramatically reduced, up to 75 percent, and maintenance can be virtually eliminated through the installation of LED luminaires. Additionally, paired with occupancy sensors and/or dimmable components they provide even greater energy efficiency.

Further power savings are achieved from turning off the fixtures when not in use. Workers often leave the traditional lights on continuously because they take so long to warm up to full brightness. LED luminaires light immediately, eliminating the need to have them on all the time.

Many LED retrofit installations don’t require a one-to-one replacement so the combination of using fewer fixtures for shorter periods of time provides a lower energy bill and significantly reduced maintenance expense.

Since traditional lamps are high-intensity near-point sources, the optical design for these luminaires causes the area directly below the luminaire to have a much higher illuminance than areas farther away from the luminaire. In contrast, the smaller, multiple point-source and directional characteristics of LEDs can allow better control of the distribution, with a resulting visible improvement in uniformity.

LED luminaires use different optics than traditional lamps because each LED is, in effect, an individual point source. Effective luminaire design exploiting the directional nature of LED light emission can translate to lower optical losses, and higher luminaire efficacy.