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.
Is it part of your job description to decorate for the holidays? If you’re a facility or building manager, or if you’re involved in public works, you might dread the holidays. While people enjoy the decorations, they probably don’t realize the hard labor your team endured to beautify your shopping center, school, borough, mall, etc. Did you know that LED holiday lights could make your job easier? Let’s consider the following points about LED holiday lights.
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.
LEDs are a simple invention with huge potential to change the lighting industry for the better. Don’t know much about them? Here are three big things you need to know to get your feet under you:
What Does LED Stand For?
LED stands for light-emitting diode.
A diode is an electrical device or component with two electrodes (an anode and a cathode) through which electricity flows - characteristically in only one direction (in through the anode and out through the cathode). Diodes are generally made from semi-conductive materials such as silicon or selenium - substances that conduct electricity in some circumstances and not in others (e.g. at certain voltages, current levels, or light intensities).
Before we describe the issues with fluorescent troffer lighting, we should first define what it is. The term troffer refers to indoor lighting fixtures that are mounted within a ceiling or ceiling grid. Troffer lights are usually installed in the following types of locations: commercial lighting, industrial lighting, retail lighting, warehouse lighting, office lighting, and classroom lighting applications. Below we will explore three common problems with troffer lighting, including high energy costs, high maintenance costs, and poor lighting performance.
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.
LED fluorescent tube replacements provide a range of cost, maintenance, and performance benefits to facilities utilizing fluorescent light fixtures. Managers often ask how they can integrate LED lighting into their existing fixtures. Meaning do they use LED tubes in their current lighting configuration, or instead do they replace the entire fixture? We’ll look at the primary drivers to migrate your current lighting to T8 LED bulbs.
Fluorescent lighting is a technology that is commonly used to provide illumination for settings such as commercial lighting, industrial lighting, classroom lighting, and retail lighting. The sizes, light colors, and wattage of fluorescent tubes vary significantly. An attribute of fluorescent lighting is that the lamps themselves are mounted within a fixture (for example, a recessed troffer), often containing between 1-8 lamps, with the fixtures themselves mounted in, directly on, or hanging from a building’s ceiling. Below are three common problems with fluorescent lighting that are often overlooked.