OUR SPECIALTY IS LIGHTING
We love to talk lighting. And whether you know it or not, lighting plays an integral role in your business. From the electric bill, to the subconscious behavior of employees and customers, effective lighting design is a significant financial improvement to any business. Please enjoy our introduction to lighting. If you have any questions, give us a call and we'll help you.
Why you should convert your facility to LED:
COLOR TEMPERATURE - Any color temperature for your facility!
ENERGY SAVINGS - Up to 80% less energy than existing lighting!
LONG LIFE - Over 20 years longer than existing lighting!
MAINTENANCE FREE - Over 20 years of non-stop use!
MORE CONTROL - Digital connectivity to the internet!
1.) ENERGY SAVINGS
The potential energy savings from LED depends on a lot of factors and should be carefully considered before any lighting decisions are made. The factors include the type and quantity of lights that are being replaced, the performance of the new LED lights, the cost of electricity, and the hours of usage.
Below is an example of common replacements to show the typical annual savings per light. The annual return assumes 16 hours of operation per day, 7 days per week, at $.15 per kilowatt electricity cost. Of course these numbers are unique to each project but these figures are below industry averages.
2.) FIXTURES AND APPLICATIONS
Below are some common fixtures in commercial and industrial lighting. Highbays and Vapor Tights work great in warehouse and factory settings. Shoeboxes, Area Lights, Wallpacks, and Floods work great for parking lots and outdoor spaces. Canopy's and Lowbays work great for gas stations and parking garages. And lastly, the Edge Lit Panels, Tubes, and Troffers work great for offices, schools, and interior finished settings.
3.) Color TemperaturE
One of the most common misconceptions about LED is that the color of the light is fixed. Not only is it very versatile, in fact, the color of LED is far more controllable than the color from traditional lighting sources.
Color temperature is measured in Kelvin (K). Below is an example of how the lighting changes as the Kelvin color temperature changes. For most commercial and industrial lighting applications, we recommend termperatures in the 4000K to 6000k because this range produces a vivid off-white that's easy on the eyes and operates at exceptional efficacy (lumens per watt) which decreases energy consumption.
4.) Type Distribution
Type Distribution is the throw of the light, or the area that the light waves are directed at. Below are the industry standards for Type Distributions. Type 1 is your typical pathway with the luminaire in the center of the path. Type 3 is your typical pathway with the luminaire on the side, also common for wallpacks. Type 5 is the most common, as if provides an even circular distribution. Types 2 and 4 are much less common, but simply represent middle grounds to the other more prominant types.
5.) Controls & Mounts
Controls are intelligent lighting. With simple add-ons like motion-sensors, photocells, dimming, ADDITIONAL energy savings can be achieved. Motion sensors (AKA Occupancy Sensors) trigger the light on and off depending on the presence of a person, diminishing operating time and energy draw. Photo cells illumunate depending on the darkness of the ambient night.