Lighting control for industrial settings

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical specialists. We work in residential, commercial and industrial properties across the region to provide electrical solutions, installs, repairs and maintenance. One of our main areas of interest is lighting and lighting control. And when it comes to your industrial warehouse or factory, there are a range of lighting control options available. Choosing the right method that will work for your company can be a challenge. As a result, we have produced this guide to lighting control for industrial settings.

Lighting control for industrial settings

Fucntional lighting control is the most popular method of lighting control, and is one of the most effective. Functional lighting control involves:
⦁ PIR sensors
⦁ switches
⦁ dimmers

Switches and dimmers

Popular in all settings, switches can be effective. However, they do not provide many options. The light is simply off or on. A dimmer switch can provide more options, with the user being able to choose between bright or dim. In an industrial setting, this means that your employees can set the brightness level to meet their own needs, wherever it is comfortable. However, this can have a knock on, negative effect on other workers in the same lighting zone.
As you can see, switches and dimmers are not the best option for industrial settings.

PIR sensors

Motion sensitive lighting is a much better option when it comes to ighting control for industrial settings. This is becase the lights will automatically switch off when people have left that lighting zone. This can help you save a lot of money on your energy bills, and be more energy efficient. At the same time, it means that none of your staff will be accidently left in the dark.
For more information or advice about energy efficient lighting for commercial buildings, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.