Warehouse lighting isn’t a glamorous game, it’s just a necessary cost of doing medium to big business. The best you can do is minimize damage and shrink to your wares, and an efficient source of light can help warehouse employees do exactly that.
The typical thought pattern is simple: keep all expenses to a minimum, including heat and light bills. The only problem with this mindset is that any dollars saved on warehouse design wind up getting spent on damaged or spoiled goods, or worker’s comp for after an employee trips and sprains an ankle in your damp and dimly lit warehouse.
This situation can feel like a catch 22, but an investment in the right lighting system from Superior Lighting can save untold costs, and keep you and your company safe as you store and ship your wares.
LED bulbs from Superior Lighting- An Efficient and Durable Solution
LEDs would never have been considered for warehouse use when these bulbs first appeared. They were way too expensive for widespread use, and definitely for frugal business people outfitting their warehouses. Even after they found a home in lit displays like stoplights and appliances like TVs and radios, they weren’t bright enough to light up an area.
But that was back in the 1960s, and now the game has changed. While LEDs are still more expensive than incandescent bulb, those costs are down to a manageable level.
Some Quick Facts on the Efficiency of LEDs:
· They can run for 25,000 hours or more- that’s 25 times longer than a traditional light bulb.
· That means you could flick one on and watch it blaze for three years if you left it on 24 hours a day, seven days a week
· LEDs contain no mercury, unlike fluorescent lights.
· LEDs give off very little heat, unlike incandescent lights, which give off 90% of their energy as heat.
Now LEDs offer the following benefits:
What if you had an opportunity to increase the efficiency – of anything- by 90%? That’s the opportunity that switching over to LEDs presents. That’s right, not only are these bulbs more durable than incandescent bulbs, they use 90% less power. Too give you another sense of their longevity, there have been reports of single LEDs lasting 25 years. Turn on a fresh bulb when a baby is born, and that kid could have an MBA by the time that bulb dies. That’s a long time to devote your attention to things other than changing light bulbs.
Less time reaching unreachable bulbs
Warehouses are usually lit overhead, and the ceilings have to be high enough to account for the standard triple-tier storage of goods. A long-lasting bulb means less time on scaffolding, less time on ladders, and more time for your employees to work in a safe and clearly lit space.
Contact Superior Lighting For More Information
Superior Lighting would be proud to help you choose and install efficient and durable LEDs in your warehouse. Call us at 1-888-352-0492 or find our website online here. We look forward to hearing from you!