How to choose the best led lighting solutions for your warehouse
When it comes to warehouse lighting, there are a lot of factors to consider. You need lights that are bright and provide good visibility, but you also need lights that are energy-efficient and won’t blow your budget. LED lights are a great option for warehouses because they are both bright and energy-efficient. They also last longer than traditional incandescent lights, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them often. Here are the 6 most important factors to get the optimal LED warehouse lights bulb:
The brightness of your warehouse lights is an important consideration. You want lights that are bright enough to provide good visibility, but not so bright that they are blinding. The brightness in your warehouse is measured with a lux-meter and it is recommended to aim for minimum 150 lux in the aisles and 250 lux in open areas. Polaris prefer to improve the working conditions for the workers and reduce Health & Safety risks, so we usually provide solutions with 250 lux in both the aisles and in the open spaces.
The colour temperature of your lights is also important. You want them have a cool colour temperature because they will be less harsh on your eyes. The colour temperature of LED lights is measured in Kelvin (K). A cool colour temperature is around 4000-5000K, while a warm colour temperature is around 3000K. You want to keep this temperature close as possible to 3000K to assure in your warehouse a productive atmosphere.
The beam angle is the angle at which the light is emitted from the light fixture. This can be adjusted with lenses that direct the light to the floor. As a rule of thumb, you should have lights with 60 deg in the aisles and 120 deg in the open areas.
The efficiency of your lights is important. You want lights that consume as little energy as possible so you can save money on your utility bills. LED lights are the most efficient lights available on the market, and they can save you up to 75% on your energy costs. Energy efficiency for these lights is measured in Lumen/Watt and for high bays, you will normally see ranges between 100lm/w and 200lm/w, where the latter is the most energy-efficient. Polaris offer LED high bays for warehouse lighting systems with energy efficiency between 185 and 200 lm/w, which will save a lot of energy end money over a 7-year period.
The lifespan of your lights is another important consideration. You want lights that will last for a long time without needing to be replaced. Most LED lights have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, which is much longer than the lifespan of traditional incandescent lights. This means that you won’t have to worry about replacing your lights often, which saves you time and money. Polaris can increase LED light's lifespan to 70,000 hours with the High Bays and you get a 7-year warranty. We are able to offer this lifespan by providing fittings with more LED chips and industrial LED drivers.
Many LED lights come with built-in sensors that can automatically turn the lights on or off when they detect motion. This is a great feature because it means you don’t have to worry about turning the lights on or off, and it also saves energy. Polaris offers LED high bays with integrated motion sensors and remote controls to set the dimming options according to your warehouse's needs.
When choosing LED lights for your warehouse, be sure to consider these six factors.
LED lights are a great choice for warehouses because they are bright, energy-efficient, and long-lasting. They also come with built-in sensors that turn the lights on or off when they detect motion, which saves energy. For the best-LED lights for your warehouse, be sure to consider all of the above factors.
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With an LED high bay from Polaris Light, you’ll get bright, even light that will make your space look and feel incredible. You won’t believe the difference our lights can make in your business.