Industrial lighting solutions are used for security applications, to help improve safety, and to provide your employees the light they need to do their jobs productively. Poor or out-of-date lighting can lead to injuries and may even be costing you money. With a well-designed lighting system, you can protect your employees, your equipment/inventory, and the bottom line.
Storee Construction design-builds a wide variety of lighting systems, including fixtures, automated switches, motion sensor lights, and emergency lighting solutions. During the design stage, we’ll look at what your needs are and make recommendations for each situation. Not all lighting is created equal, and each has their own pros and cons.
For example, if the ceilings of your repair bays are 30 feet in the air, you’ll need different lighting than you would if those same ceilings were just 15 feet high. Interior lights during the day and exterior lights at night all have different purposes and need specific lighting. Overhead lights in a conference room or office will be different than on the work floor.
In addition to improving safety and security, updating your lighting systems will help with the energy efficiency of your facility. You may also qualify for rebates to help offset the initial installation costs, too. Let Storee Construction update your lighting systems and help save you money in the process.
Common types of industrial lighting
Although LED lights are becoming the norm for residential or retail applications, they are also quite popular for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing applications. Some LED lights can last for up to 50,000 hours, making them a cost-effective lighting solution. As they near the end of their lifespan they begin to dim instead of suddenly burning out.
There are plenty of other options, too. Halogen lamps provide a very bright, white light to your work area and can be found in warehouses or used as floodlights. Halogen lights can also be focused to give light to specific areas. They offer great versatility and can be used in a variety of lamps, although they only last around 5,000 hours.
The most common type of light option is incandescent lights. These are the light bulbs you see in most residential uses, but there are plenty of industrial applications, too. Because they have a softer light than halogen, they’re used in offices, conference rooms, retail stores, and other similar situations. However, they have relatively short life spans compared to LED or halogen.
Fluorescent lights use about a fifth of the energy of incandescent lights but last up to 20 times as long. These dependable lights give off a familiar “sterile” light often used in hallways, work areas, and office spaces. They also have a familiar “buzz” and the occasional flickering, but newer technology has solved most of those issues.
Used in outdoor lighting applications like parking lots, inventory yards, or along pathways, high-intensity discharge lights are ideal for dry and wet locations. Drawbacks include a “warming up” period before they reach full brightness and they also fade over time. So if you want a consistent light color, you may be replacing these lights before they are completely spent.
Storee Construction has been working with industrial lighting solutions for more than 50 years. As part of our new facility construction or building upgrade services, we design lighting solutions for both interior and exterior situations. This could include parking lot lights, lighting across roadways, and signage as well as for security purposes.
Is your current lighting system not able to keep pace with other upgrades you’ve made in your facility? Let Storee Construction perform a building audit and provide you with improved lighting that’s also much more efficient. Contact us today to see how we can help.