Lighting is an important practical consideration for any industrial property. And this means that you should be looking for effective lighting strategies to help keep your property well lit, and creating a safe working environment. So what are the features of effective industrial lighting? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses across Preston, and the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about effective industrial lighting.
What are the features of effective industrial lighting?
There are a number of common features of effective industrial lighting. These include:
- Different lighting levels for different tasks- in industrial settings, there are some areas of your building where generic down lights will provide ample light, like stairwells and staff spaces. But in areas with machinery or where staff are performing very specific tasks, you will need to provide task lighting. The most effective industrial lighting will allow this task lighting to be controlled with a dimmer switch, making the space brighter or darker as required for specific work.
- Security lighting- to keep your staff safe, as well as your industrial property and equipment, security lighting is a must. Generally positioned around the perimeter of your building, this can work as an effective deterrent, reducing the opportunity for crime and criminal behaviour on your property, that could cost thousands to repair or replace. For effective security lighting results, you should consider installing motion sensitive security lighting, connected to a CCTV system. This can allow you to catch any potential criminals on camera.
- Motion sensitive lighting- motion sensitive lighting isn’t just for security lighting. It can also be a good option for inside an industrial property too. In shared employee spaces, and halls and stairwells, there often is not much point in illuminating these 24/7. But staff can forget to switch them off when not in use. Which means that you end up paying for electricity, that isnt needed. Motion sensitive lighting prevents this, as it is activated when motion is detected, and deactivated when not needed.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.