An industrial lighting system is defined as a group of commercial electrical lighting equipment and controls that works together to perform a cohesive function.
What fixtures and accessories make up a typical industrial lighting system?
In factories and warehouses, high bay lights are used to provide general overhead lighting. Exit lighting is needed in every building to show where doorways are located. Operations that require assembly work require task lighting with higher visibility and minimized glare. Emergency lights also need to be installed over doorways in case the power goes out.
In office areas, call centers, and break rooms, HID lights or fluorescent lights represent the majority of the light fixtures used in interior industrial commercial lighting systems. Lighting equipment that is used indoors can only be used within the four walls of the building. This is because they are engineered to function only in humidity free environments. In moist air or heavy rain, they will not last for very long.
Outdoor light fixtures are far more durable. They are wet location rated, which means, in laymen’s terms, that they are designed to weather high humidity, rainfall, and even thunderstorms in places.
The diversity of fixture options available to a business is a clear indicator of how important it is to contract a lighting design specialist to plan and configure your industrial lighting system. Such a specialist will know exactly what type of equipment you need, and where it needs to be mounted.
What businesses require entire lighting systems?
All commercial entities, regardless of whether or not they carry the technical label of “industrial”, need industrial lighting systems. Retailers, office parks, warehouses, and factories all need both interior and exterior light fixtures. Corporate headquarters especially need the very best systems to reflect their brand and corporate culture.
How are these systems designed?
The design of indoor industrial lighting systems is accomplished through a series of specific steps. The first step is to figure out what type of task will be performed in a given area and how much light that particular task will require.
The nature of the task is very important. Office work, for example, requires general fluorescent lighting. Hallways require some light, but only enough for safety—not high visibility. Assembly work and machine work require the brightest light for maximum visibility, safety, and productivity.
Determination of lighting levels is based upon both general and specific factors. General factors are derived from general design guidelines that fall within IES codes. Specific parameters are customized to the environment and task at hand.
Each client is asked to send a plan view and an elevation view of the facility in AutoCAD format so the industrial lighting designer can feed this information into the software platform that in turn generates a photometric layout and 3D rendering of the new system.
How are different types of fixtures chosen and installed together in relationship to one another?
That depends on several factors. The size of the building and the type of industry are factors that weigh heavily on the number and intensity of fixtures. Furthermore, different areas within and around the building will need different levels of light that also have to be factored into the equation. Ceiling height is also a factor in lighting design.
RLLD Commercial Lighting carries a wide variety of industrial & commercial lighting fixtures. If you can not find what you are looking for contact us toll free at 1-866-654-3961 and we will find it for you.
Our professional lighting supply office is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.
Labels: GSA Commercial Lighting, GSA Industrial Lights, GSA Vendor, Industrial Commercial Light Products, Industrial Commercial Lighting Designs, Industrial Light Fixtures, Industrial Lighting Designs