Wall Pack Light Fixtures.
Many facilities managers often
overlook the sheer number of fluorescent wall packs that already populate the
exterior walls of their buildings.
This is due to the fact that these fixtures are the most common type of
exterior light used around industrial buildings. These lights are very convenient to
install and maintain, making them a cost-effective purchase whose energy-saving
capability further compounds return on investment through continuous, reliable
Industrial lighting experts will
be the first to tell you that in spite of the energy-saving capabilities of
newer metal halide lamp designs, nothing beats the power saving curve generated
by a solidly engineered fluorescent wall pack, nor can anything replace their
instant-on capability in a situation where the power may go off and then come
convenience factor is engineered into the very design of these lights. Most now are built as single units that
only have to be wired to an electrical power source. They produce a bright distribution of
light that combines with the luminance of other fixtures to create a perimeter
of illumination around the building.
This creates reliable safety and building perimeter security lighting
without costing a business a small fortune in the process.
course, not every single wall light is appropriate for a particular building or
corporate campus. There are
different wattages and intensities, along with different physical sizes, that
make it necessary to consult with an industrial lighting design specialist on
which luminaires will best accomplish the desired objectives. This is something that many building
managers often hesitate to do because of fear of higher costs; but it is a step
that should never be skipped. The cost of the design is marginal compared to the
loss almost certain to occur if you purchase the wrong fixtures or over purchase
a quantity in excess of what you actually need.
one thing, lighting ordinances in your area may also be something that require
you to work with an expert who can develop solutions in the face of apparently
impossible requirements. For
example, some parts of the country mandate that fluorescent wall packs around a
business be mounted in such a way that their light is never seen above the roof
line. This will require finding
fixtures that will point downward and still produce the desired foot candle
spread. Again, a photometric plan
and recommended equipment list will give you exactly that.
The first thing to do is to call
our office and speak to our commercial lighting design team. After a brief conversation to determine
the nature and needs of a business from a safety, security, and operational
standpoint, we will ask you to supply us with schematics, CAD drawings,
photographs, measurements, or other documents determined to be relevant to our
design process. Then, using
advanced photometric software, we can input the data you provide us and design a
three-dimensional model of a proposed lighting system consisting of the very
best fluorescent wall packs that are the most appropriate to your needs.
There is no obligation to buy any
equipment from RLLD Commercial Lighting.
You do have the choice of taking the photometric design to another
vendor. However, if you do buy the
recommended equipment from us, we will deduct the cost of the design from the
final invoice total—effectively giving you the design if you choose us as your