5 Benefits that LED High Bays can bring to warehouses

Installing LED High Bay's can bring much more than energy saving's to the workplace.

Reduced heat output

LEDs have a much lower heat output than other lamps, converting most of it's energy to light. In contrast, traditional halogen or sodium lamps provide only 10% of energy to light, the rest converted to heat. The cooler LED operating temperatures can be particularly helpful for refrigerated warehouses, where the heat given off by older bulbs makes it difficult to maintain optimum refrigeration temperatures and leads to higher energy costs.

As well as optimising most of their energy consumption and converting them to light, the reduced operating temperatures mean naturally the units last longer and is one reason why LED's have a much longer lifespan - more than 50 times more.

LED vs HID Heat and Light

Reduced maintenance

When it comes to warehouses, the ceiling height and vast number of lamps mean replacing or repairing often requires special equipment such as scissor lifts as well as a certified electrician. HID or SON lamps need to be replaced a lot more frequently than their long-lasting LED superior which can prove quite costly.

Light quality and safety

The light quality that LEDs produce can make for a safer and more productive working environment in warehouses. The high CRI (colour rendering index) means objects are lit with a truer representation of their colour which enable employees to see more clearly.

The high lumen output along with crisp cool or daylight white that LED's emit, give a more "clean" light that appears to be much brighter to the human eye. For example, workers in a food processing facility can more accurately select the products they are seeking. Well thought out lamp placement through lighting plans can ensure an even distribution of light which can ensure forklift operators, operate with improved visibility - essential for busy warehouses.

Dimming and lighting controls

LEDs are also easily compatible with dimming systems such as DALI for tailored light levels, and other lighting controls such as motion and daylight sensors. These sensors save even more energy by only being used when motion is detected or when there is a certain level of lux in the vicinity.

One reason why LEDs work so well together with sensors is whereas HIDs take longer to reach full brightness, LEDs turn on and off instantly and do not flicker like CFLs.

Saves you money

With their reduced energy consumption and longer lifespan you can expect to save up to 65% by using our LED high bays as direct replacements for existing HID metal halide or SON units. Not to mention the reduced cost in maintenance and replacement units. Further savings can be had by introducing lighting controls. Use our energy saving calculator to see how much you can be saving. Or simply contact one of our experts for more information.