Industrial areas are typically divided in low bay areas, such as production facilities, office space, surveillance spaces or high bay areas such as warehouses or complex production facilities. Lighting requirements for these spaces differ accordingly and there are various fixture to fill any need. Generally, many industrial facilities require an almost non-stop work schedule and the fixtures will need to have a long work life (typically more than 50,000 hours). When choosing fixtures, the particular necessities of each industry, building type and work conditions must be known and understood. There are two main type of fixtures: line fixtures (also in tube shape) and spot fixtures.
When compared to traditional lighting, industrial LED lighting is ambient temperature independent, and fixtures can work at almost any temperature, making them perfect for any industry. They have an instant on/off feature, thus reducing off times, a feature ideal for demanding and time-dependent industries. The color temperature is listed at values between 3,000K to 4,000K and the color rendering index value is around 70 to 80 (more than 80 for line fixtures). The LED spot and line fixtures are available with a dimming option for over-day operation, where daylight is preferable, but not sufficient. Also, depending on the type of fixture the shadow pattern can be soft (for LED line and tube fixtures) or harsh (for LED spot types of fixtures). Generally, line and tube fixtures are recommended for low bay work areas where shadows must be softer, while spot fixtures can be used in high bay areas where the harsh shadows can be diffused.
The service time for these types of fixture always exceeds 50,000 and the lumen output degeneration is very slow when compared to traditional lighting systems. The ingress protection is high for LED spot fixtures and low for line and tube fixtures. The LED fixtures do not contain mercury and lead based hazardous materials and do not emit dangerous UV or IR radiations. The power used by industrial LED lighting is listed at 3W to 4.8W/sqm of area, depending on the type of fixture chosen.
High bay warehouse line fixtures feature a movable panel with multiple LED units and intelligent click mount systems for easy maintenance access. For high safety and clean work environments, such as the food industry, LED tube fixtures are recommended, which feature the latest no mercury technology and a robust, water resistant and impermeable envelope made of aluminum and plastic. This ensures that even in case of breakage or accidents, the work area will not be affected or damaged.
Industrial LED lighting can bring higher productivity to companies, while also creating a comfortable and pleasant work environment. Efficient lighting can increase and allow continuous activity even during the night, while also greatly reducing operating costs. Also, the innovative daylight dimming feature further ensures lower costs and compliments the natural light.
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