Lighting has a history that stretches back to the dawn of man, and continues to quickly evolve. From the discovery of fire by the first cave dwellers, to candles used by Romans in 500 BCE, to Thomas Edison’s patent of the incandescent lamp in 1880, humans have always sought inventive ways to light the dark.
These days, consumers have a variety of selections to choose from to meet their lighting needs. Commercial and industrial businesses often rely on high bay lighting to illuminate large warehouse, factory, and retail store spaces. While effective at providing maximum visibility, conventional high bay applications require a lot of energy, produce large heat outputs, and dim quickly and shift colors over time. That is because these devices generally use High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs to generate light and are notoriously inefficient. However, businesses today have a far superior option to these outdated relics.
Atlas and Gemini LED High-Bay fixtures by Global Tech LED represent the future of illumination. LED lights are 70% more energy efficient compared to their High Intensity Discharge counterparts. Lighting accounts for nearly 38% of the energy used in the typical warehouse. When factoring in maintenance of standard high bay lights, and air conditioning costs to offset the heat production, costs associated with lighting alone add up to 75% of total energy expenditures.
LEDs provide even better visibility than traditional lights, with none of the expensive drawbacks. They use less watts of power which can save customers up to 80% on their energy bills. They also produce far less heat when lit, decreasing pricey air cooling needs by up to 20%. LEDs last up to ten times longer than typical bulbs, and are more durable, meaning they require far less maintenance. Replacing high bay lights in giant warehouse is no easy task, necessitating the hiring of crews with lift machines to keep facilities lit and operational. LEDs lights never flicker, and seldom need replacing, allowing the large maintenance fees to be redirected to other business functions.
Advancements in LED technology have progressed so far that they surpass government mandated efficiency standards. In addition, LEDs maintain controlled distribution of light for enhanced uniformity, all while providing higher luminaire efficacy.
Many American businesses, such as Quality Bicycle Products, have already made the switch to LEDs. The wholesaler of bicycle parts and products decided to go with LED technology in the warehouse of its new 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Lancaster, PA.
Dave Smith, site manager for the Lancaster facility, estimates that weekly energy consumption at the new warehouse is less than half of the company’s former space. “The payoff for our investment was a year and a half,” Mr. Smith reports.
Standard high bay lighting solutions leave much to be desired. They are not energy efficient. They are prone to dimming and flickering. They generate a lot of undesirable heat, and they require constant maintenance. Global Tech LED High-Bay fixtures Lights are highly efficient, which saves money. They are cool to the touch, reducing air-conditioning expenditures. Finally, they last longer than traditional alternatives and come with a ten-year warranty. Drastically reduce your operational costs by making the switch to LED lighting today.