How to apply LED lighting for an efficient and low maintenance logistic centres.
An efficient logistics centre is pivotal to help companies deliver their customer promises. Logistics centres are very high traffic areas, where man, machinery and vehicle share the same space. Logistics halls often have high ceilings with limited natural daylight, running the facility as required can result in high energy costs..
Maintenance is essential but can cause delays, downtime and disruption, incurring further costs if the luminaries selected have a low lifetime, short maintenance cycles or are particularly difficult to maintain due to a cumbersome design.
Lighting solutions which have a lower power consumption, high efficiency and lifetime values will help to lower overall lifetime costs and provide a shorter return on investment. For further lighting design guidelines and recommendations, please refer to the European Standard EN 12464-1 Light and lighting – Lighting of work places – Part 1 : Indoor work places.
Questions to consider when choosing the right luminaire for your logistics centre include:
- Can you help to minimise delays and downtime by choosing a luminaire with a low maintenance requirement?
- Does the range have enough variety to allow you to have the right light in the right place and keep a design aesthetic throughout?
- Have the optics been optimised to offer good vertical illumination? Good illumination will help to provide a brighter space with better visibility, in turn reducing the risk of manual errors.
- Can you further reduce your energy bills and increase light output and lifetime efficiency of the luminaire by selecting an option with sensors or controls compatibility?