The Top 10 Reasons You Should Convert Your Warehouse Lighting to LED Lighting
LEDs are extremely advantageous to any commercial or industrial space, especially warehouses. Their benefits are endless and their efficiency in both energy and performance is unparalleled, making the decision to switch from incandescent and fluorescent easier than ever. These features and benefits can only be found in LEDs and offer great incentives to use LED lighting in your warehouse. With warehouses typically requiring a high volume of lights, LEDs offer a high-performance yet cost-effective option.
One of the main benefits to LEDs is their energy-efficiency. Energy-efficient lighting will result directly in energy-savings and therefore cost-savings as well. Your electricity bill will be significantly reduced as a result of installing LEDs. Why, you might ask? LEDs are up to approximately 80% more efficient than fluorescents, thanks to their unprecedented lumens to watt ratio.
One of the biggest differences between LEDs and fluorescents is that LEDs are not omnidirectional, and therefore produce approximately 70% more light than other, more inefficient lighting (such as incandescents).
Unlike fluorescent lights, which typically have a lifespan of approximately 10,000 hours, LEDs have incredible longevity, lasting an average of 50,000+ hours. LEDs are built to last for several years and will save you from the hassle of replacing burned out lights.
Thanks to the long lifespan of LED lighting, you can save time and money on the lighting repairs and maintenance in your warehouse, which, at times, can be a large undertaking. As your LEDs boast a 50,000+ hour lifespan, you will eliminate any costly repairs.
A main difference between LED lighting and other inefficient types of lighting, is that LEDs offer “instant on” technology. Unlike fluorescents, LED lights do not take time to turn on, warm up, or reach their full light output and therefore do not risk shattering. The “instant on” function of the light is also not affected by sudden temperature changes.
LED lights offer great functionality in a variety of climates. Their overall efficiency is not affected by sudden or severe temperature changes, as they are built to withstand several climates and a wide range of temperatures. To read more about the operating temperature of LEDs, click here.
LEDs do not produce heat in the same way as fluorescents. A great feature of LEDs is that they give off little to no heat production. This makes them safe for installation in most areas, as they will not be affected by any heat-related hazards. Thanks to their low heat production, the air conditioning in your warehouse will be significantly more efficient.
LED lighting does not contain the toxic chemical mercury. Smashing or breaking an LED bulb does not carry the same toxicity risk as with fluorescent. This makes them a safer choice for a busy warehouse or construction management.
Many people choose a dimmable lighting solution for their warehouses. While you can choose to have the light set to its full light output, you also have the option to dim the light and decrease your energy usage and therefore increase your savings. Dimming your lights does in fact save energy, and in a large space such as a warehouse, a dimmable light can be very beneficial. For those times that you might not need the full light output, but don’t want to lose light in any one area, you can dim the lights to your choosing, and save energy.
Some of our dimmable commercial/industrial lighting includes High Bays, Canopy Lights, and Wall Pack Lights. LED T8 Tubes are another great choice for commercial and industrial spaces as they provide quality light output and even light distribution.
Our LED Wall Pack light is wet-location rated and photocell compatible, making it great for outdoor use. With a photocell sensor, you can equip your light with the compatible sensor of your choice to give you additional features like dusk-to-dawn capability, motion sensor capability, and more. This light has the capability to optimize energy-efficiency and remain low-maintenance thanks to its photocell compatibility.
LEDs are the Best Choice for Your Warehouse
LEDs offer endless benefits and are a fantastic choice to illuminate your warehouse. Not only will you save energy and money on your electricity bill with both dimmable and non-dimmable LEDs, but you will also optimize your usage and savings with LED features like “instant on” and dusk-to-dawn sensors.
Parmida LED offers several great options to suit your needs in your commercial and/or industrial spaces, including a 5-year unlimited warranty. To help you decide which lights might be best for your warehouse, check out our industrial lighting guide.