Considerations when choosing industrial lighting

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.

What are the important considerations when choosing industrial lighting?

Lighting in any industrial property is an important factor for safety, security and simple day to day tasks. So what should you consider when choosing new lighting for your industrial space? And how can you be sure to make the right industrial lighting choices? Well, there are several considerations, including:

  • The heat- some types of lighting can produce heat, and if these are left on for ling periods of time, the heat can be noticeable, especially if the lights are at a low level. If you have sensitive equipment and machinery, then you should probably opt for lights that emit only a very small amount of heat, to maintain a constant workplace temperature. This will also make it more comfortable for your employees too.
  • The noise- older fluorescent lights can emit a noise when in use, like a buzzing or humming noise. This can be distracting and off putting for your employees while working, and it can even cause headaches over time. As a result, you should probably opt for lighting that is more up to date and less noise emitting.
  • The lighting colour- different types of lighting can have different colour hues from blues to yellows. It’s important to choose the right temperature or light colour for the perfect result for the individual requirements of your workplace.
  • The efficiency- you should also seriously consider the efficiency of the lighting you chose for your industrial property. Lighting with a high level of efficiency isn’t just good for the environment, this can also be great for your wallet too, helping to save money on electricity bills.

For more information or advice, or for professional lighting installation, repair or maintenance, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.