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Benefits of LED Lighting for Industrial Needs

Compared to inefficient incandescent lighting, LED is an innovative technology. While the initial price point of LED bulbs are more expensive, the energy savings and projected life span may sway nonbelievers, especially in the growing industrial sector.

A recent article from UK-based Catherine Dickinson examines the benefits of LED lighting to the industrial sector. “The reality is that LEDs easily match the lumens of more traditional bulbs because LED light is simply brighter than the alternatives.”

Another benefit is that LEDs generally last longer and save energy. “A typical domestic LED light will last 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb, and a UK study has indicated that 3 million kWh per year could be saved by introducing LED lighting in social housing.

While the initial cost of LED lamps may be expensive, the savings can add up and have a huge impact on efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a warehouse, factory, or any other industrial building.

Source: Green Building Elements

 

By Gaylen Davenport

Induction Lighting Sees New Life

Induction lighting offers a long life, and can reduce energy use up to 60% compared to HPS.

While induction lighting technology has been around for quite some time, it is now enjoying renewed popularity for its energy efficiency. Induction is a form of fluorescent technology that uses magnets instead of electrodes.

The benefits offered make it an ideal solution for interior applications such as high-ceiling warehouses, industrial buildings, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and cold storage.

Since induction is not significantly influenced by ambient temperature, it is also well suited for hard to reach applications like tunnels, bridges, roadways, outdoor areas, and security fixtures such as those in parking garages.

In many cases, the high efficacy of induction lighting can offer a payback in maintenance savings that can offset the initial cost of the system. Retrofits of existing fixtures are also available with induction bulbs and ballasts that can significantly reduce upfront costs of lighting upgrades.

Benefits include:

  • Long life of 100,000 hours
  • Reduces 60% energy use compared to HPS
  • CRI 84 – provides a crisp, white light
  • High reliability – instant hot & cold start-up and re-start

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