Considerations for warehouse lighting design

When it comes to warehouses and lighting, there is no one size fits all approach. That’s because different types of warehouses are used for different things, and in different ways. So the lighting you need for your warehouse will depend entirely on how you will use the space. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From commercial to residential and industrial properties, we offer high quality electrical and lighting solutions. This includes repairs, maintenance and installations. As a result, we have produced this guide to the considerations for warehouse lighting design.

Considerations for warehouse lighting design

So what are the main considerations for warehouse lighting design? Well, there are several, including:

  • the purpose of the space
  • the staff

The purpose of your warehouse

Warehouses with different purposes will need different lighting setups. In fact, even in one warehouse, you may need to design lighting differently, for different zones. This can include:

  • the loading area where bright overhead lighting will be necessary to make sure that vehicles can move around properly and safely.
  • workstation areas will need high quality task lighting to help with reading and writing tasks
  • open storage areas, or racked storage areas could benefit from high bay LED lighting which is both bright, and glare free, so that the stock can easily be found

Your warehouse staff

Good lighting design takes into consideration the needs and requirements of the staff. After all, they will be working in the warehouse most of the time, and as a result, will need some input into the design of the lighting. In some cases, it may even be suitable to add natural light to the warehouse, with specially designed roof windows. Your staff will often help you determine:

  • the level of task lighting necessary in different areas
  • if there are any issues with glare
  • potential problems with the design

For more information about the considerations for warehouse lighting design, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.