LED Warehouse Lighting: Why your warehouse should make the transition

LED lighting for warehouse applications has been around for a few years now and admittedly is no longer the latest news but because of this technology has moved at a tremendous pace and luminaires are now competitively placed in the market making the transition of replacing your old lighting more affordable and making it possible to swiftly pay for the investment by the reduction of energy and maintenance costs.

For those who haven’t yet made that positive move in the right direction here’s some facts to help you understand the basics of LED Lighting and if you need any more info please get in touch

An LED light is a light-emitting diode, emitting visible light when an electrical current passes through it. LEDs are fast becoming a first choice for many lighting solutions, including street lights, car parks, walkways and other outdoor areas. They are also perfect for warehouse use.

There are many positives to LED lighting, and here are the reasons we highly recommend them.

Energy efficiency

High intensity discharge and fluorescent lighting both waste energy by turning it into heat. LED lighting turn approximately 70% of their energy into light, due to their high lumen output per watt. In comparison, incandescent lights turn approximately 80% of their energy to heat.

A 6-watt LED bulb can produce the same light as a 40-watt incandescent light bulb. The lower temperature you get with an LED bulb also reduces risk, making them safer to operate.

The average saving when changing from a 60-watt light bulb with an LED is approximately 60kg of CO2 emissions per year. By replacing just 10 lights in your warehouse with LED bulbs, you could reduce your CO2 emissions by 1599 annually – it’s a no brainer.

Longer life

Due to the reduction in wasted energy, it’s no surprise that LED warehouse lighting has a much longer life than its competitors.

The LED bulb’s low heat levels, durability and energy efficiency have a longer capacity by not hundreds, but thousands of hours.

With incandescent bulbs, the filament can weaken over time, meaning the lamp will eventually burn out due to damage. With LEDs, it is just the light that burns out gradually. This is sometimes not even noticed until the bulb has decreased to 30%, but some warehouses will notice this sooner if decreased illumination isn’t supported by daylight, for example.

Low radiated heat

As we’ve already touched on, LED lighting emits much less heat than fluorescent, halogen, Sodium, Metal Halide or incandescent lighting does. Where alternative lighting methods emit heat, LED lights emit electromagnetic energy as light when electrified.

LEDs emitting significantly less heat means they can operate at a significantly lower temperature. The little heat that they do emit is dissipated by a heat sink, which absorbs heat and safely disperses it away from the diodes.

If your warehouse is a heat-sensitive area, then LEDs really are the only option. While the fixtures or base can emit heat while dissipating to the LED’s heat sink, the bulbs themselves do not radiate heat.

Immediate illumination

Unlike fluorescent lighting options, LEDs operate at full brightness as soon as you flicks the switch. No more waiting for the lights to ‘warm up’, instantaneous lighting should be a standard benefit of your warehouse in 2020.

Cost effective

The actual amount your company could save will vary on the size of your location, how many lighting fixtures you require and other factors.

A study has shown that the average warehouse in the UK has saved up to 62% of their annual outgoings when switching to LEDs.

Not only are they much cheaper to run, the low maintenance factor also means less is spent on replacing or repairing fixtures.

Get in touch

For more information on what we can offer your business, check out our low energy industrial lighting options.

If you’d like more information on our efficient LED warehouse lighting, please don’t hesitate to contact us on sales@konect-electrical.co.uk