YOUR GUIDE TO INDUSTRIAL LED LIGHTING
How is Industrial Different Than Traditional Lighting?
Industrial facilities can be very different than commercial facilities. Industrial facilities are often dirtier, hotter, operate longer hours and can have classification requirements for safety.
Lighting for industrial facilities often requires greater attention to shadows and light levels to address productivity and safety. Lighting maintenance becomes far more important in order to maintain acceptable lighting levels and reduce down time due to lamp replacements in difficult to reach spaces.
Key considerations when choosing industrial lighting:
- Safety classification ratings (explosion-proof requirements)
- Dust and dirt factors and ingress protection
- Surge suppression and fusing
- Ambient temperature and fixture temperature ratings
Why LED versus Traditional Sources for Industrial Lighting?
In today’s lighting industry LED has quickly become the dominating light source, now with a proven track record. LEDs provide a longevity that is up to 10 times that of standard incandescent lamps, translating to low maintenance. LEDs are solid-state devices, meaning no moving parts, glass or filaments to break. LEDs are small in size and resistant to vibration or shock. They contain no mercury and are environmentally friendly. Further, they are more efficient, using up to 90% less energy than other light sources based on watts.
The advancement of LED technology has led to the tremendous diversity of LED products and reduction of product costs. The fixtures rated life is particularly important in industrial facilities due to higher maintenance costs. Perhaps one of the most overlooked benefits of LED fixtures in industrial facilities is the maintenance savings. Maintaining fixtures can involve plant shut down, scaffolding and multiple staff members so it is critical to minimize maintenance requirements. Consider the table below:
LED Cost & Maintenance Savings for Industrial Lighting
|Maintenance Savings: LED vs. Traditional Lamps|
|LED||1000 Watt Metal Halide|
|Rated Life||100,000 hours||20,000 hours|
|Hourly Labour Rate||$60||$60|
|Lifetime Maintenance Cost||$60*||$340*|
|Total Cost of Ownership||$4,660||$11,490|
That's $6,830 savings per fixture! How many fixtures do you have in your industrial facility?
*Financial Assumptions: 400 watts for LED; $0.10 per kw; 1 hour for bulb replacement; installation cost is not considered
Industrial Lighting Products Found at EBH:
At E.B. Horsman, our lighting specialists have extensive experience with lighting solutions for industrial facilities. We work with many well-known brand name lighting manufacturers with proven track records to offer you the best solution for your facility.
High/Low Bay Lighting
- High temperature rated fixtures
- High mount/high lumen options
- Hazardous location & explosion proof fixtures
- Adaptive controls
Outdoor Area & Site Lighting
- Area and roadway lighting
- Wall packs and security lighting
- Flood lights
- High mast lighting
Stanchion & Surface Lighting
- Hazardous and non-hazardous rated
- High temperature rated
- V-Spring Pole mounted
- Adaptor Plates for Retrofits
- Railing lighting
- Inspection areas
- Walkway lighting
- Task lighting
Emergency & Life Safety Lighting
- Path of egress lighting
- Warning systems
- Battery packs & inverter systems
- Un-Interruptible power systems
Trusted Industrial Lighting Suppliers
Stanpro Manufacturer Spotlight
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Signify Manufacturer Spotlight
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RAB LED Vapour Proof Mount
Check out RAB's latest LED mounts that come in three different designs and custom colours.