Warehouses and industrial facilities are some of the most common large indoor areas requiring lighting systems. Oftentimes these facilities have very tall ceilings for clearance over machinery as well as to maximize space on vertical storage racks. Accordingly, these faculties require serious lighting systems in order to properly illuminate the ground below to ensure efficiency and safety for workers. In addition to considerations surrounding light output, energy efficiency is a top priority for these applications due to the sheer number of fixtures used to cover the extensive square footage of these buildings.
Straits® provides top quality and highly sought after LED lighting solutions for warehouse and industrial applications. Popular applications range from high bay lighting, crane lighting, safety lighting, and more. Our lighting products provide illumination that’s cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and improves overall workplace safety. Learn more about how Straits Lighting can help improve your lighting situation below or contact us directly for a quote.
Learn more about how Straits® Lighting can help improve your lighting situation below or contact us directly for a quote.
Warehouse Lighting Products
Lighting Selection Factors
There are a number of different factors that go into selecting the correct lighting system for a warehouse. One of the biggest and most important factors is determining the foot candle requirements for the particular building being illuminated. Most warehouses and indoor storage areas require a minimum of 5 foot candles for proper illumination. Areas with mechanical shops, equipment rooms and other spaces hosting exacting manual work will require a minimum of 10 foot candles per OSHA requirements.
After the required number of foot candles is determined, the appropriate lights can be selected for the facility. Most applications will require multiple types of fixtures with varying lumen outputs in order to meet minimum foot candle levels for the building. In certain areas, using a higher powered light with a narrow beam is required, especially when the light is mounted from high above. Other areas may instead require lower powered lighting with a broad beam pattern, such as storage rooms and hallways.
A metal industry supplier with several warehouses and office buildings switched to Straits® lighting products. After making the switch, they saw an 84% increase in annual ROI. This increase was due to the energy and cost savings offered by our advanced LED technology. The company saw several specific benefits including:
- 36% Increase in lumen levels
- Three times the useful lamp lifespan
- Savings of $373,000 in electricity and maintenance costs
- 84% annual return on investment after a year of use
- 100% reduction of Mercury levels in lighting due to no longer using fluorescent lamps
- Removed 201 tons of CO2 annually as a result of decreased electricity consumption
Below are images showing the manufacturing space before and after T5 fluorescent high bays were replaced with Apollo LED fixtures. Apollo LED fixtures are rated for 50,000 life hours, while fluorescent T5 tubes are rated for less than half of that.
Types of Industrial/Warehouse Lighting
LED High Bays. Highly versatile lighting fixtures intended for high ceilings that give powerful illumination over a wide area. We offer many types of high bay lighting solutions for various applications such as warehouses, factories, gymnasiums, commercial stores, and other industrial facilities.
LED Corn Lamps. These lamps are a highly efficient cost-saving replacement for traditional lighting methods such as metal halides, sodium lamps, and CFL bulbs. The Straits Lighting Beam 360 LED Corn Lamp uses advanced LED chips to ensure a high performance and a long lifespan.
Overhead Crane Lights. Our overhead crane safety lights utilize red and blue LED lights to provide a highly visible warning to workers. They are UL Certified and IP67 rated, making them suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor applications.
Zone Lights. Worker safety is paramount. Having highly visible warning lights around potentially dangerous areas such as crane loading zones helps reduce workplace accidents.
Strobe Lights. Our strobe lights are used on machinery and forklifts to provide safety in a construction area, warehouse, or other work environment.
Benefits of LED Lighting
- Saves energy and reduces costs. LED Lights are up to 70% more efficient than traditional lighting with practically zero maintenance.
- ROHS compliant – No toxic heavy metals such as mercury are used in Straits lights
- Exceptionally long service life, normally double or triple that of traditional lighting
- Reduces mistakes and workplace accidents due to higher CRI ratings resulting in improved lighting accuracy
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UL Certified – Underwriters Laboratories is a global leader in the safety testing and certification of products. Our industrial & warehouse lights meet the required standards and are listed as UL Certified.
IP65 & IP67 Rated – These standards are governed by the International Electrotechnical Commission. Our products all carry an IP65 or IP67 Rating which means they are considered “dust tight” and protected against dust, oil, water, and other non-corrosive material.
Warehouse Lighting FAQs
Q. What is the difference between 4000K and 5000K warehouse lighting?
These are two of the most common color temperatures used in warehouse and industrial lighting systems. While they are close in color temperature, 4000K is considered a “warmer” color temperature with a more red or yellow hue and 5000K is a “cooler” temperature with a more blue or white hue.
Q. What voltage is warehouse lighting?
The voltage used will depend on the particular light fixture used. Smaller fixtures will typically utilize lower 110/120V power, due to the lower output of the LED chips they use. Larger fixtures and those with higher output LED chips will use higher 220/240V power in order to function properly.
Q. What is the best warehouse lighting?
There is no best fixture for use in warehouse or industrial lighting – instead it is a matter of using the correct fixture for the particular area of the facility being illuminated. Certain areas will require higher powered lighting with a focused beam in order to reach floors from high above, where others will require lighting with a broad beam pattern that provides comprehensive illumination from a lower height.