Why to Use LED Lighting in Warehouses?
LED lighting usage is growing day by day for its advantages. Commercial and industrial warehouses need that high level of security, safety and illumination in order to increase the productivity of these special areas; LED lighting is considered to be the best type of lighting for warehouses for a lot of reasons that match the needs of warehouses.
Fluorescent, metal Halide, and HPS lighting fixtures are used nowadays in different warehouses in all over the world. Yet they are not the optimal ones to use! LEDs are the most qualified and the softest lighting system.
What are the advantages of LEDs used in warehouses?
Warehouses are about to be the most important places for factors and companies, so their mangers do always search on lighting fixtures that fulfill their needs and requirements. Here are some of the benefits of using LEDs in warehouses?
Saving energy means saving more money. LED technology is based on producing the needed amount of light but in few watts and this feature can reduce the consumption of the energy up to 80%.
Customers using fluorescent or HID fixtures spend high maintenance costs and they have to buy new items in a short time. On the other hand, LEDs can last for a long time reaches 10 years and more without any need to maintain or replace them. So using them will reduce maintenance costs.
High CRI and DC:
CRI, color rendering index, refers to the quality of the produced light by a lighting fixture and it is an essential factor that warehouse owners should pay it more attention when buying lighting fixtures. LEDs have a high CRI which means a high level of quality, but other lighting fixtures as fluorescent do also have a high CRI. So where is the point?
Having a high CRI with an electric AC, alternating current, is not good because the produced light flickers and causes headaches and eye problems. LED is the optimal choice here since it has high CRI and converts AC to Dc so there is no any flickering anymore.
Safe lighting system:
Food, drugs, textile warehouses and etc. do not need heat to not damage them. Common lights as fluorescents emit huge amounts of its energy as a heat while LEDs do not and that makes them safer than any other types of lights.
When thinking of LED as a safe lighting system used in warehouses, here are some of other reasons why LEDs increase the level of safety in warehouses:
- Less work accidents and damages, especially with heavy equipment because LEDs do not produce poor light.
- Decreasing workers mistakes.
- Cool temperature.
- No losses of products.