If you’re thinking it’s time to upgrade your manufacturing facility lighting from incandescent or fluorescent lighting to LEDs, you’re probably right. Since you’re likely paying the hefty utility bills for your property, you know how inefficient lighting can quickly increase costs. In addition, the need to frequently change bulbs can be cumbersome and affect productivity. If you’re still on the fence, consider these top three reasons to switch to LEDs. They help make your facility more productive, sustainable and cost-effective.
Long-lasting, less downtime
Massive manufacturing facilities can contain thousands of fixtures and hundreds of thousands of bulbs. When these bulbs require changing, factory floors are often required to pause operations for safety reasons. This means lost productivity — and profit — for your business. Since many LEDs — like EarthTronics 4000 Lumens 40 Watt LED Utility / Shop Light
— last five to ten years, installation will seem like a distant memory by the time you’re required to make the swap to fresh bulbs.
The link between colors and productivity with manufacturing facility lighting
Unlike incandescent or fluorescent lighting, many LED lights have adjustable temperature — or color measured in Kelvin — settings. This means you don’t have to commit to a single color upon the installation of thousands of bulbs throughout your factory or warehouse. Instead, you can adjust the color settings at any time with LED smart bulbs and fixtures.
In an article for UNC Kenan-Flager Business School, Vivian Giang breaks down the effects and potential uses of different color temperatures. As such, warm lighting, which evokes feelings of relaxation and calm, should be used in casual environments like break rooms. Mid-temperature lighting, aids with alertness but avoids the stark appearance of cold temperatures. This lighting can be used in conference rooms, or areas for social interaction and group work. Cold-temperature lighting, as posited by the referenced data, is best for areas in which brainstorming, alertness and productive work are most necessary.
Because of the need for varied lighting in different spaces throughout your business, adaptable lighting is the most efficient and cost-effective solution.
“The most innovative companies are already discovering the power of strategic lighting,” said Giang.
In a manufacturing environment, safety always comes first. With the use of heavy machinery, harsh chemicals or quickly moving assembly lines, there are a myriad of ways in which employees can become injured. These hazards make it all the more necessary to install the best quality lighting possible for each environment. This keeps workers alert and able to see clearly. As referenced above, cold-temperature lighting, adjustable with many LEDs, can lay the groundwork for an environment of alertness and clear-headed task completion.
With the installation of LEDs — like EarthTronics UFO High Bays — throughout your manufacturing facility, you’ll quickly notice decreased downtime. You’ll also notice more productive employees and fewer safety issues. These surprising results will likely convince you to utilize LEDs in all of your properties!
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