Environmental factors for industrial lighting

Considerations for effective warehouse lighting

There are a number of things to bear in mind when deciding on the right lighting for your industrial premises, but one aspect you cannot overlook is the environment. Environmental factors can have a big impact on the lighting, and the safety, or your property. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we provide a range of high quality electrical solutions to companies and businesses across the region. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the important environmental factors to consider when choosing lighting for your industrial premises.

What are the important environmental factors for industrial lighting?

When choosing lighting for your industrial property there are a number of important industrial lighting considerations to bear in mind. These include:

  • Temperatures– many industrial properties experience high or low temperatures which can accentuate any issues with humidity, or cause an increase of wiring problems and wear and tear. The lighting that you choose, from the wiring to the fixtures will need to be suitable and appropriate for the temperature conditions inside your property. This can be determined by a professional team like us here at Walker Electrical.
  • Humidity- some industrial properties experience a range of issues with humidity and moisture. This causes corrosion around the silicone base of an LED encapsulant, as well as the electrodes or bonding wires leading to unstable lighting and potential voltage hazards. As a result it is crucial that you choose lighting that is designed to withstand high humidity environments, and that this is installed correctly to reduce the risks.
  • Vibrations- for industrial properties with a lot of heavy machinery vibrations can be a real environmental factor to consider as these can break bonding connections and cause wires to become lose, while also physically damaging the lights. However, there are lights designed for this type of application that can offer the perfect solution.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.