Lighting is a significant energy-consuming expense in factories, warehouses and commercial buildings. This is why it's important to use the right industrial LED lighting fixtures.
Luminaires are a key component of a complete LED lighting system. They provide both the primary light source and secondary optics to distribute the light over a desired area.
LEDs offer several advantages over traditional bulbs, such as high efficiency, low heat production and a long service life. They are also more environmentally friendly than other lighting technologies, as they have no mercury or halogens to deal with.
Industrial LEDs are available in different shapes and sizes, so there's something for almost any fixture application. Some are designed to replace fluorescent linear tube lamps, while others are a super thin'wafer'style that don't require housing and can be installed in ceilings with shallow plenum spaces.
A few of the most popular types include:
High Bay Fixtures: These are ideal for warehouses and other large facilities where a full-spectrum, white light is required. They offer similar light output to metal halide and fluorescent fixtures, but with better uniformity and coverage.
Special Applications: These are a good choice for garages, gymnasiums, production assembly areas and other special environments where the need to be flexible in beam configuration is critical. They typically have a modular construction that allows scalability and easy installation, maintenance and upgrade options.
When purchasing a new LED fixture, be sure to look for the second digit of the IP code. This number indicates that the product has been tested and approved for ingress protection against harmful ingress of liquids, which is a common concern in many industrial settings.