The design of the lighting system that you use in your warehouse will influence the functionality of your warehouse as well as the comfort of your employees while working in the warehouse. The three most common lighting solutions chosen for warehouses are LED lights, fluorescent lights and high-intensity discharge (HID) bulbs. Here are some of the most important aspects to consider when assessing available options:
- Energy-efficiency – out of the three common options, LED lights are currently the most energy-efficient, offering savings of up to 80% on illumination-related energy bills over more traditional solutions. LED lights transform most of the energy they need into light and only very little of it into heat, therefore the option allows you to save on cooling costs as well;
- Initial investment – fluorescent lights and HID lights are cheaper, while LEDs are currently the most expensive solutions. However, the higher price of LEDs is very quickly offset by the cost savings generated by the installation; Find cost effective wholesale led lights at Factory LED Direct.
- Durability – while conventional, fluorescent solution offer a durability of up to 6,000 hours, HID bulbs can work for around 30,000 hours (though the intensity of the light they emit start decreasing after around 10,000 hours) and the most modern LED lights can be expected to deliver strong, crispy light for around 100,000 hours.