Let There Be Light: The Benefits of LED Lighting in Distribution Centers
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Solid-state lighting systems emit bright, natural light, helping distribution centers reduce energy consumption, increase savings, and operate more efficiently.
While there are many reasons to convert to an LED lighting system, we’ve rounded up a few of our top benefits:
For employees working in distribution centers, proper lighting coverage can make a noticeable difference. Dark or otherwise poorly-lit areas can cause worker fatigue, making it more difficult to complete tasks with ease. In many cases, converting older lights to LED lighting systems can help enhance the brightness in and around work areas, making day-to-day operations more manageable.
Depending on the configurations of your distribution center, LED lighting systems can also reduce the number of fixtures needed to illuminate a facility. Plus, LED lights are designed to emit less heat, keeping distribution centers cooler overall.
Extended Life and Less Maintenance
LED lighting systems are long-lasting and require less maintenance. In fact, based on how many hours your distribution center typically operates, LED lighting systems can have a life span of approximately 50,000 to 100,000 hours, helping to reduce labor costs associated with maintenance and allow more focus to be spent on critical, higher priority repairs in the facility.
Reduced Energy Consumption
When a distribution center upgrades to an LED lighting system, the energy savings will be undeniable. LED lights are designed to be energy-efficient, consuming less energy than more traditional, older lights.
Your return on investment (ROI) will depend on how many days and hours your facility operates per week. For example, a distribution center that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will have an ROI of 10 months to 1 year depending on what kind of fixtures are changed.
Increased Productivity AND Reduced Safety Hazards
Distribution centers that have dim or flickering lights can put employees at risk, increasing the likelihood for errors, accidents, and injuries in the workplace. Newer LED lighting systems are less likely to flicker, helping reduce headaches, migraines, and eye strains commonly associated with fluorescent lights. The bright coverage also aids in visibility, improving work performance and leading to higher levels of productivity overall.
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