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How to Buy The Right Lighting Parts For Your Warehouse

Are you looking to buy new industrial lighting parts? Here are five things you need to consider first. 

While choosing the right lighting parts and fixtures for your industrial environment might seem like an overwhelming task, taking the time to do it properly is crucial. Suitable lighting will:

  • Have a positive impact on the productivity of your company
  • Create a more comfortable work environment
  • Lower your energy costs
  • Lower your employees' risk of injuries and accidents
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At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we offer high quality and affordable commercial lighting services to help you create a safer, more comfortable and more productive workplace. Whether you are looking for emergency signage installation or an LED retrofit to improve warehouse operations, our team has the expertise and knowledge to help.  

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4 Things to Consider When Buying Industrial Lighting Parts

Lighting is a key expense in any industrial setting or work environment. Buying the wrong lighting parts today means you will face years of high electricity bills, a drab and unsafe space, as well as expensive maintenance and repair costs.

Here are 4 crucial factors to consider when choosing the correct light for your industrial space:

1. Efficiency

Energy bills for offices and industries have steadily climbed over the past few years and lighting is a significant part of these costs. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider the efficiency of your lighting parts to save yourself money in the long run.

Some other things you may want to consider doing include:

  • Adding control options to your lighting (eg. a timer system)
  • Maximizing the amount of natural light available
  • Using motion sensors where lights are necessary but not frequently used
  • Looking for Energy Star certified light bulbs


2. Light Color

The quality of your lighting parts and the way that they reproduce colours are aspects of lighting that is easy to overlook. Yet, in warehouses and other industrial settings where staff may be picking stock and reading labels, clarity of light and natural-looking colours are very important.

In addition, the warmth or coldness of your lighting can also affect staff morale and productivity.

What to Know About The Color Rendering Index (CRI)

The CRI of lighting is one of the most important metrics to pay attention to. It is the measure of a light’s ability to show natural and realistic colours. 

  • The HIGHER the index number, the more realistic the lighting.
  • The minimum CRI you should look for is 85
  • Anything below this will make it more dangerous in the warehouse and cause fatigue
3. Maintenance Costs

There is more to consider when buying a light fixture than just the purchase price and electricity bills. Some lights require frequent bulb changes and other kinds of maintenance.

Over a lifetime, these costs can add up, especially in industrial spaces with high ceilings, where a professional service may be required for repairs and replacements


4. LED Retrofitting

Tired of extensive maintenance and costly electricity bills? An LED retrofit allows your company the opportunity to reduce total energy consumption and save on utility expenses, without all of the initial costs of a new lighting system.

Benefits of adding LED lighting parts to your warehouse:

  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Higher productivity
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Higher return on your investment (LED lights consume 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs)


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To find out more about our commercial lighting solutions, including signage installation/repair and bucket truck services, contact our Calgary office at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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