Lighting in your industrial property is key to the practicality, efficiency and productivity of the workspace. So when planning your industrial lighting, you will need to bear in mind a variety of considerations relating to safety and security, as well as productivity. That’s why working with a professional electrical team is so important. Here at Walker Electrical, we provide electrical installations, maintenance and repair for companies and businesses across the Preston and the North West. Including industrial businesses. As a result, we have produced this guide to the key considerations for industrial lighting.
Considerations for industrial lighting
So, what should you bear in mind when planning or designing new lighting for your commercial premises? Well, there are a range of things to consider, including:
- The amount of light- Different light quantities will be necessary in different places throughout your industrial premises. High bay LED lighting can be fantastic for warehouses, providing direct lighting to shelves and products or working equipment. But task lighting will also be necessary to help your employees fill our paperwork in comfort.
- Exterior lighting- for external equipment or car parks, exterior lighting can be a necessity. This could be provided using a range of methods, and you will need to choose the option that best suits your budget and space.
- Security lighting- In addition, you might think about installing security lighting. This is usually motion sensitive and can illuminate the perimeter of your building to deter any potential criminal activity. It can also be connected to your CCTV, so that any would be intruders are caught in the act.
- Motion lighting- some industrial sites are manned 24 hours a day, while others only for part of the day. Switching lights off in zones that are not in use is almost impossible for many industrial settings and warehouses, because of safety concerns. But lighting that is activated by motion could be useful in corridors and stairwells. This can help reduce your energy bill, as you will only be paying for lighting when it is in use.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.