Our new blog series, LED Lighting Everywhere, will take you through a facility type in its entirety and explain each opportunity for LED lighting in that space. First up, grocery store lighting and supermarket lighting.
Metal halide lights have been the de facto standard for illumination of outdoor and large indoor spaces for more than fifty years. As that technology has aged, however, building owners and facility managers are seeing its drawbacks. An industry shift to LED lighting systems has increased in the last few years as an understanding that these systems provide more effective illumination, lower maintenance needs and costs, and smaller energy bills.
Indoor LED lighting provides a clear advantage over conventional lighting solutions and can free up significant time and resources for building owners, facility managers, and other stakeholders by requiring less maintenance time and materials. LEDs also benefit occupants of the building by providing higher quality lighting, and they help to drive down a building or facility’s overhead costs.
In this post, we’ll be looking at three types of indoor LED lighting that your company should consider retrofitting.
For building and facility owners and property managers looking to increase the value of their commercial properties, it’s important to consider different options that will hold value over time, decrease costs associated with maintenance, and conserve energy. One way to accomplish these goals is with an LED retrofit. With the number of LED options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when making decisions about updating your building lighting. With the advancement of technology, the decision making process has become much more complicated. Here are the three most important things to keep in mind when considering an LED lighting retrofit.
In the world of lighting, the high bay is a fixture that you would find in a warehouse, a factory, a gymnasium, or any large open area with relatively high ceilings. Many existing high bay lighting and low bay lighting applications utilize high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps.
High bay and low bay lighting are terms used to describe the indoor lighting that is commonly mounted via a pendant or chain, or directly to a ceiling or ceiling girder. These types of lights are often mounted higher than recessed troffer or fluorescent lights. Common uses for this type of lighting are: warehouses, industrial facilities, commercial lighting spaces, retail areas, and gymnasiums.
Conrail is a terminal and switching service provider that operates in New Jersey, Detroit, and Philadelphia. They aim to provide high quality rail service that is safe, reliable, and fast. To help them achieve these goals, Stouch Lighting recently completed an LED retrofit for Conrail that had great results. Conrail had two primary goals: to improve the illumination under an overpass, and to reduce maintenance costs associated with high bay lighting. Let’s discuss how LED lighting technology can address these two concerns.
What is high bay lighting, and what applications benefit from it?
Whenever a large indoor space needs to be illuminated, high bay lighting is usually appropriate. Consider spaces like manufacturing facilities, gymnasiums, warehouses, large department stores, factories, and more; these facilities are typically vast and cover a lot of vertical as well as horizontal space. This requires powerful lighting to provide the appropriate foot-candle levels to adequately illuminate. High bay lighting fixtures typically hang from the ceiling via hooks, chains, or pendants, or they may be fixed to the ceiling directly (similar to troffer lights). The image above features high bay lighting in action.
LED lighting has been quickly replacing conventional lighting technology in a variety of applications. It makes sense to use LED lighting in commercial, industrial, exterior, and interior applications, but have you ever considered that LEDs could be a great fit for works of art, or impressive works of nature? Read below to learn about three different instances in which LED lighting technology has been utilized to amplify and enhance the best of nature and man’s creation.